Maui brand could get boost with legal cannabis

Apparently Maui is losing status as a premium tourist destination. We are getting more tourists but they are spending less money. That is unsustainable. Here’s an idea for changing it up.

Instead of eight new planned hotels, let’s just legalize recreational cannabis. That will make the Maui brand name shine in a whole new light. We will be able to charge more for what we already have as we become a value added destination — that doesn’t overcrowd itself.

C’mon, lawmakers. You know it’s coming. Let’s get it done in 2020. And please, structure things horizontally. I’m a cannabis voter. Where do you stand?

Maury King

Wailuku