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Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary gets reprieve after briefly losing license

(This story has been corrected to clarify that Pono Life Sciences Maui was permitted to reopen May 28.)

A medical marijuana dispensary on the Hawaiian island of Maui that briefly lost its business permit received permission to resume operations as of May 28, but the company still must submit several years of financial records to guarantee it won’t lose its license again.

According to a news release from the Hawaii Department of Health, Pono Life Sciences Maui was given a reprieve by the state health department, which rescinded the order it issued in May revoking the dispensary’s license to operate.

Pono Life Sciences Maui was allowed to resume operations for at least 120 days, giving the business time to submit financial audits for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The company has 60 days from May 28 to submit the 2017 audit, 90 days to submit the 2018 audit and 120 days to submit the 2019 audit.

If the company fails to submit any of those audits, it will lose its business license permanently.

A company spokesperson confirmed in an email to MJBiz that the dispensary had reopened fully for patients, seven days a week.

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