Woody Harrelson Among Hawaii Dispensary Applicants

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Hollywood star Woody Harrelson filed one of the 66 applications in Hawaii for just eight medical cannabis dispensary permits that will be awarded later this year.

Harrelson’s company, Simple Organic Living, submitted a dispensary license application to the state, according to the Associated Press. If the company wins one of the permits, he’ll be just the latest celebrity to get into the marijuana trade, along with plenty of other entertainers such as Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson.

Hawaii’s application period ran from Jan. 12-29, and the eight license winners will be announced April 15. Dispensaries are slated to open by July, and each licensee will be allowed up to two storefronts, for a maximum of 16 dispensaries across the state.

The possibility of running a dispensary in Hawaii also appealed to some other famous individuals, the AP reported, including Tetris inventor Henk Rogers, TV producer Dirk Fukushima, and former University of Hawaii Regent Charles Kawakami.

The full list of applicants can be viewed here.