Archive for June 22nd, 2011

Silly Bands and the Gold Bubble

Silly Bands and the Gold Bubble

A bubble is what happens when individuals who would generally shy away from an asset or investment become so crazed by it, that they throw all rational and logical thought aside in the hopes of attaining possession of said asset at nearly any price, no matter how over inflated its value has become. In...
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Stop The Prohibition Madness

Hawaii’s 8,067 medical marijuana patients spend an estimated $400 each month on cannabis. In all, medical marijuana is estimated to be a $38 million industry in Hawaii. But none of that money goes back to the state. Although patients with medical marijuana certificates can legally use the drug for a variety of health problems, they...
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Medical Marijuana and Collateral Damage: Pain, Suffering, Arrests

Medical Marijuana and Collateral Damage: Pain, Suffering, Arrests

Editor’s Note: The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation co-sponsored two events this past weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s declaration of a “war on drugs.” The following is an excerpt of a presentation by Matt Rifkin. I am here to update you on the current status of the Lowest Law Enforcement Priority of...
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