Hawaii Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Hawaii Medical Marijuana News

New U.S. medical marijuana markets – one year later

If it was a big year for recreational marijuana in 2016, then it was a huge one for medical marijuana.

Voters or state legislatures in 11 states – Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – approved or advanced medical cannabis measures.

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Hawaii’s two medical marijuana dispensaries off to fast start

Hawaii’s two operational medical marijuana dispensaries have done brisk business since sales began in August, and the industry’s momentum will likely build in the wake of recent developments. Maui Grown Therapies and Oahu’s Aloha Green combined for more than $426,000 in sales since opening on consecutive days last month, according to Pacific Business News, citing […]

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Hawaii bans cash in medical marijuana dispensary sales

Hawaii said it will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wants to avoid robberies and other crimes involving dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii won’t be allowed to accept cash beginning Oct. 1 and will require people to use a debit payment app instead. The app is already an option […]

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Several factors led to Hawaii’s flawed medical marijuana launch

By Bart Schaneman

When Hawaii’s two operational medical marijuana dispensaries were forced to close just days after opening, a laboratory bottleneck was blamed for a supply disruption.

But participants in the fledgling MMJ program said the state’s only functioning lab isn’t at fault. Instead, they pointed to a number of other factors for their problems.

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Hawaii dispensaries run out of medical cannabis after a few days

Hawaii’s two medical marijuana dispensaries are out of product just days after opening. Maui Grown Therapies and Aloha Green, on Oahu, can’t move flower quickly enough through the state’s testing bottleneck, and with 17,000 registered patients waiting for medical cannabis, demand has quickly outpaced supply. Maui Grown Therapies sold out of its supply on Saturday, just five […]

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Second Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary begins sales

Another dispensary in Hawaii is selling medical marijuana. Aloha Green opened for business in Honolulu this week after receiving a notice to proceed from the Hawaii Department of Health. The dispensary got the green light from the state after completing lab testing requirements and passing a final inspection. Aloha Green joined Maui Grown Therapies as the only […]

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Hawaii’s first medical cannabis dispensary open for business

After 17 years of waiting, Hawaii dispensaries began selling medical marijuana Tuesday. Maui Grown Therapies of Kahului conducted the Aloha State’s first MMJ sale after getting the go-ahead from the Hawaii Department of Health. Hawaii was among the first states to legalize medical marijuana in 2000, but dispensaries weren’t legalized until 2015. In April 2016, Maui Grown was […]

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Hawaii approves first medical marijuana testing lab

Hawaii’s Department of Health issued its first provisional certification to a medical marijuana testing lab, bringing the state’s eight vertically integrated dispensaries closer to opening their doors. Honolulu-based Steep Hill Hawaii, which was certified Monday, will need about four days to test and return product, according to the lab’s owner, Dana Ciccone. That means Hawaii […]

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Week in Review: Canadian premiers mull recreational marijuana delay, Uruguay begins adult-use sales & Hawaii’s MMJ still on hold

By Matt Lamers, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman Canada’s provinces consider delaying the launch of the nation’s recreational marijuana industry, adult-use cannabis goes on sale in Uruguay, and Hawaii’s health department stalls the country’s medical MJ market. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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