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Actor Woody Harrelson attends the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, November 16, 2015.  (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Woody Harrelson attends the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, November 16, 2015. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

HONOLULU—Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. Harrelson, 54, applied...


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