At 4 pm on the 24th of March, the number of opium smoking licenses numbered 997 in this town of Honolulu nei for the Chinese. From Maui, until the 12th of March, 200 opium smoking licenses were given.
From Hawaii and from Kauai, nothing is heard by our many friends, except this, some haole doctors have refused to give licenses to those going before them wanting opium.
This is good news! Amongst some doctors, they refuse; it is not a good thing to prescribe poison to their fellow men.
(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 3/26/1887, p. 2)