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Let's work together to legalize marijuana

Is America the land of the free, or a police state?

DEA GREEN HARVEST RAIDS ON MAUI!!!! On June 22, 2016, I witnessed a helicopters flying low over neighborhoods, while DEA agents, and Maui police officers, in black SUV's were swarming around the island, swooping in on registered medical marijuana patients, to check and see if these severely ill patients are in compliance with the law. The low-flying helicopters were intimidating and upset people (including me), animals, and especially our Veterans with PTSD. 

Complains are being called into the governor's office, Maui's mayor's office, the police, DEA, and the US Flight Standards.

Please call, email, write, and send coconut wireless to the government and tell them to STOP this madness. Legalize marijuana now!

Drug War agents are waging a war against seriously ill citizens, who consume various cannabis remedies to improve their health. Many of our disabled Veterans consume cannabis to decrease their dependence on prescriptions. Marijuana is safe and effective medicine.

On the other hand, the CDC reports that "excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost EACH YEAR in the United States from 2006 – 2010," and that, 

"Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids.

Is this Drug War, and these DEA RAIDS, about our health or $$$'s !!! Dollars for helicopters, and big Black SUV's, and prisons for profit, federal funding, confiscation of property, etc, etc, etc ...



The moment I stepped off the plane on Maui, July 3, 1989, I knew that I had entered a magical new world. Tropical breezes, gleaming sunlight, and a myriad of new experiences awaited me.

Maui is a visitor's paradise playland, but there are many issues facing the residents of Maui. The purpose of Maui Vortex is to discuss various issues facing our community and to promote positive change with respect and tolerance for Maui’s wide cultural differences.


The awareness of living on a relatively small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean demonstrates the need for a united self-sustaining community.

Maui became my home and my family and I quickly developed deep feelings of respect and responsibility toward Maui’s citizens, wildlife, delicate ecosystems and magnificent marine environments.

The recent economic hard times have caused cuts in many human services. Maui's poor have been disproportionately hard hit.  We need to create ways to fund the necessities of Maui's elders, poor, and disabled citizens.