Second Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary begins sales

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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 two MMJ dispensaries currently up and running in Hawaii. Maui Grown Therapies got the go-ahead to open a day earlier than Aloha Green.

Both businesses can sell only flower to patients until the health department certifies a lab to test manufactured marijuana products.

Six other licensed dispensaries are awaiting approval from the state to begin selling cannabis.

Aloha Green apparently will have a big patient pool to draw from. The health department said in a news release Honolulu has more than 5,000 of the 17,000 patients who have signed up for Hawaii’s medical cannabis program.

Registered patients are allowed to buy up to 4 ounces of medical cannabis over a 15-day period and a maximum of 8 ounces over a 30-day period.