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.
In April 2016, Maui Grown was awarded Hawaii’s first MMJ dispensary license and, in February 2017, received a notice to proceed with cultivation from the state. The dispensary passed its final retail inspection on Monday, setting the state for Tuesday’s opening.
Maui Grown is having a soft opening this week where only patients who have gone through a pre-opening intake can purchase medical cannabis by appointment. The dispensary will begin walk-in business and regular operating hours on Aug. 14.
Maui Grown will sell only flower at first because the health department hasn’t yet certified a lab to test manufactured marijuana products. The dispensary eventually will also offer oils, lotions, concentrates and tinctures.