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Maui Police seek public backing on laws relating to Medical Marijuana

By Wendy Osher

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Maui police confiscated 1,232 marijuana plants and arrested a Makawao man during a drug bust on Piiholo Road. MPD July 2009 File photo.

Members of the Maui Police Department will be distributing informational pamphlets today and tomorrow as apart of an effort to gain public backing on their legislative priorities for 2011. The pamphlets detail expert testimony on medial marijuana and related health risks.

The MPD along with other state and local Law Enforcement agencies support the passage of House Bill 1169 that would clarify the state’s medical marijuana usage laws.

The Maui Police Department also opposes the following bills;