"You can use it in oils, butters, cakes, anything you can cook with. It's a $1.7 billion industry," explained a guest on "The Ricki Lake Show," during an episode on medical marijuana on Thursday.
"This product is basically an E-Cig for cannabis oil," she said, holding up slick looking cigarette-sized black tube.
At almost the same time, the results of a Hawaii poll were released on Thursday showing growing support in the islands for medical marijuana use and more.
"It's actually higher than in other states," said Pamela Lichty, president of the Drug Policy Action Group.
QMark Research just released a two week survey done in late November of 603 registered voters in Hawaii and found:
- 81 percent favored medical marijuana use
- 78 percent support a dispensary in Hawaii
- 58 percent, up from 42 percent in 2005, favor decriminalizing small amounts
- 57 percent support legalizing, regulating, and taxing it
"One of the reasons state lawmakers are looking at this issue is because they are all grappling with tight budgets and deficits," said Lichty.
Hawaii legalized medicinal marijuana use 12 years ago.
By the end of 2012, more than 11,000 Hawaii residents were registered to use medical marijuana legally.