Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

  • This file photo shows marijuana plants at a home in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marina Riker, file)

  • Democratic Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Honolulu. English has introduced legalization bills for the past 15 years. (AP Photo/Marina Riker, file)

HONOLULU — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S.