Veterans Affairs paid out $44.5 million for medical marijuana expenses in the year before the government cracked down on soaring reimbursement costs — more than three times what it covered in the prior two years combined.
Almost as soon as the state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program got underway in December 2012, the complaints about how expensive it was started rolling in.
The race is on for Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
The controversial substance abuse prevention group D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) appeared to have made a surprisingly progressive change in its ideology Monday when it published a letter to the editor endorsing marijuana legalization.