Bill could make marijuana cultivation legal for export

Published On: Jan 24 2014 07:12:59 AM HST

A Hawaii lawmaker wants to capitalize on Hawaii's reputation of producing some of the best marijuana in the world.

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A bill would make marijuana cultivation legal for export to countries where it's legal.

Rep. Rida Cabanilla realizes she's raising eyebrows and generating some laughter with her bill, but she says it's a logical step as the world moves closer toward marijuana legalization.

Cabanilla's bill would create a working group to study marijuana farming in Hawaii and develop an action plan for its export to countries where it's legal, such as Uruguay.

Cabanilla says private firms could farm the pot with supervision from state government.  She envisions a 25 percent marijuana tax that would help fund programs in education, health and human services.

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