Hawaii Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing MMJ for Opioid Addiction

On Tuesday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, vetoed state Senate Bill 2407, which would have allowed for the treatment of opioid addiction with medical cannabis, according to a Marijuana.com report. Gov. Ige announced his rationale for the veto on Tuesday. “The Department of Health already has a formal evidenced-based petition process, made available annually to patients […]

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Hawaii Issues First Industrial Hemp Licenses

Hawaii’s Department of Agriculture licensed three separate farmers in June to grow hemp under the state’s pilot industrial hemp program, Maui Now reports. One grower is located on Kauai and the other two are located on Hawaii Island. The industrial hemp licenses last for just two years and licensees are required to pay annual fees of $250 […]

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Kaua’i, Hawaii Gets First MMJ Dispensary; Brings Statewide Total to Six

Kaua’i, Hawaii has its first medical cannabis dispensary now that Green Aloha, which does business under the name Have a Heart, has passed the final state Department of Health inspections. It’s the sixth dispensary to open in Hawaii and the second for Aloha Green, which also operates a dispensary in Honolulu. “Having a medical cannabis […]

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19 Attorney Generals Send Letter to Congress Asking for Cannabis Banking Protection Legislation

Attorney generals from 17 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to “advance legislation that would allow states that have legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system” following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to rescind the Cole Memo protections. […]

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Hawaii Adds ALS to MMJ Program; Rejects Anxiety Disorders

The Hawaii Department of Health has added Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, to its medical cannabis qualifying condition list, making it the 20th state to add the condition. In a press release, officials indicate the decision was based on review and analysis of written and oral testimony, a public hearing, and peer-reviewed […]

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Hawaii Hemp Program Delayed by Noncompliant Jamaican Seed

Hawaii’s industrial hemp cultivation program has suffered a setback after seeds imported from Jamaica not only arrived late but also failed a basic inspection, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports. The Department of Agriculture expected to begin accepting applications for the pilot program next month, but now estimate they might not open applications until February. Shelley Choy, the […]

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Hawaii Licenses 2nd Testing Lab

Hawaii’s second medical cannabis testing lab has been licensed and can begin testing products immediately, according to a KITV report. Pharmlab Hawaii is expected to test products for dispensaries on Maui; Steep Hill Hawaii, located in Oahu, was approved to test products in July and until now have been the sole testing facility in the […]

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Hawaii’s Fourth Dispensary Opens

Hawaii’s fourth medical cannabis dispensary opened its doors yesterday after receiving final approvals from the state Department of Health, according to a Pacific Business News report. Noa Botanicals is the second company approved to sell medical cannabis products in Oahu. Brian Goldstein, Noa CEO, indicated the dispensary would have four flower strains upon opening with […]

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Hawaii Tabs CanPay for MMJ Industry Transactions

All eight of Hawaii’s medical cannabis dispensaries will go cashless as of Oct 1., opting instead to use the CanPay system, according to a KOHN2 report. In addition to allowing the dispensaries to forgo cash transactions, the debit payment mobile application system will allow them to direct deposit employee payroll, collect and remit taxes, and […]

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Hawaii Dispensary Moves to Appointment Only Amidst Product Shortage

Hawaii’s first licensed dispensary must close for two days and change their operating hours after the company’s products didn’t clear state testing certification by Saturday. Maui Grown Therapies opened for the first time last week after the Department of Health granted a license to Steep Hill Hawaii to test medical cannabis products. “Due to high […]

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Hawaii Dispensaries Coming Online After Testing License Approval

Hawaii’s first medical cannabis dispensary has finally opened its doors one week after the Department of Health granted a license to Steep Hill Hawaii to test consumer products, KHON reports. The approval for Maui Wellness Group’s Maui Grown Therapies Kahului location was granted by the Health Department on Tuesday. In the report, Teri Freitas Gorman, […]

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First Lab Licensed to Test Medical Cannabis in Hawaii

Hawaii’s patients are one step closer to finally gaining access to medical cannabis dispensaries more than two years after the passage of the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary program law as the Department of Health has licensed Steep Hill Hawaii to test medical cannabis products, Maui Now reports. Keith Ridley, chief of the Health Department’s Office […]

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Insurance Provider Drops Hawaii Medical Cannabis Companies

The launch of Hawaii’s medical cannabis program faces more delays after the Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC) announced last week it will stop providing workers compensation insurance to seven of the state’s eight licensed cannabis companies. According to a KHON2 report, the development came without warning and poses a problem for the companies in […]

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Hawaii MMJ Operators Waiting for Regulators to Certify Testing Labs

Medical cannabis business owners in Hawaii are still waiting for regulators to certify laboratories to test their products, as the program infrastructure is in place but after more than a year sales have yet to occur, the Associated Press reports. Helen Cho, director of integrated strategy for Aloha Green Holdings, said her dispensary in Oahu […]

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First Dispensary-Destined Cannabis Crop Harvested in Hawaii

Aloha Green Holdings in Oahu, Hawaii is the first medical cannabis dispensary to harvest their crop, the first commercial cannabis crop in the state, according to a Pacific Business News report. The company, who was the first of eight companies to receive cannabis dispensary licenses, announced the harvest this week. However, Aloha Green now awaits the certification of […]

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Adult-Use Bills Introduced in Hawaii

Big changes could be made in Hawaii this session as two adult-use bills have been introduced in both legislative houses, according to a Honolulu Civil Beat report. However, they will likely face opposition from Democratic Gov. David Ige who wants to hold off on any cannabis-related legislation until the state’s medical marijuana program is off […]

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Hawaii Dispensaries Stalled Over Permits, Lab Testing

None of Hawaii’s eight dispensaries were approved to open on July, 15, which was supposed to be the first day they were permitted under the law, the Associated Press reports. The hold-up is due to the state being unable to certify a lab to test the dispensaries’ products and the Department of Health has yet […]

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Report: Hawaii Dispensaries Could Earn $80.5 Million in Revenue by 2018

Hawaii’s medical cannabis dispensaries could earn between $12 million and $28 million during their first operating years, according to the Hawai’i Dispensary Alliance’s 2016 Industry Forecast. The group forecasts the industry could see revenues up to $80.5 million by 2018. The predictions in the report are based on patient rosters growing from the more than […]

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Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis Companies Selected

Hawaii’s four-member panel awarded its eight medical marijuana licenses on Friday, laying the foundation for dispensary infrastructure in the state, Hawaii News Now reported. The licensees are allowed two dispensaries and two production centers, but must first pay a $75,000 licensing fee to the Department of Health. The law allows dispensaries to start selling cannabis […]

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Hawaii Resolution to Study Drug Decriminalization Passes Senate

Hawaii’s House and Senate have approved a resolution requesting that the Legislative Reference Bureau examine the potential impact of decriminalizing some drugs, including marijuana and marijuana concentrates, according to a Marijuana.com report. In addition to marijuana, the scope of the study would include Schedule III, IV and V drugs. Drugs such as heroin and ecstasy […]

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Hawaii Postpones Medical Cannabis Licensing Due to Paperwork Delays

Hawaii’s Department of Health has postponed awarding their medical marijuana licenses until April 29, after experiencing delays with applicant fingerprinting and background checks. The health department was due to name the license recipients on April 15, according to the Marijuana Business Daily report. Peggy Leong, supervisor for the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program, said that […]

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Hawaii Dispensary Applicant Strikes Deal with Union

Green Aloha Ltd. has reached an agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 480, according to a Bizjournals.com report. The union represents more than 1.3 million retail and grocery workers across the state, including members of its Cannabis Workers Rising program. “This is a new industry here for Hawaii but it’s not a brand […]

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