Hawaii launches dispensary sales of medical cannabis

First Hawaii Dispensary Approved For Medical Marijuana Sales

First Hawaii Dispensary Approved For Medical Marijuana Sales

A second Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary says it will begin selling cannabis.

After lengthy delays, qualified medical-marijuana patients in Hawaii can finally obtain their medicine.

Earlier Tuesday, Maui Grown Therapies said it was beginning to sell medical cannabis. Hawaii granted eight licenses to eight medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the Hawaiian islands past year.

A Maui dispensary has become the first in the state to begin sales of medical marijuana.

The dispensary will begin selling dried medical cannabis flowers when it opens to registered patients. Dispensaries were expected to open a year ago, but, for various reasons, the DOH has taken much longer than expected to make that happen. "Implementing a new health program is always challenging, and the dispensary program was no exception". The company says they plan to offer a selection of products such as oils, lotions, concentrates and tinctures, but the Department of Health has not yet certified a lab to test manufactured cannabis products.

It is a significant milestone for the industry that has struggled to get off the ground since the law establishing dispensaries was passed in 2015.

All use of medical cannabis must be on private property and may not be used in a auto while on the road, at work, at the beach, on hiking trails, or in any other public space. It remains illegal to use or possess medical cannabis on any federally owned property such as military installations and national parks.

When transporting medical marijuana home after purchasing it from a dispensary, it must be in a sealed container and not visible to the public. Maui Wellness Group LLC, doing business as Maui Grown Therapies, and Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC are the two licensees for Maui.

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