The state of Hawaii legalized medical cannabis in 2000, through a Legislative Bill, Senate Bill 862, which legalized the possession and use of medical cannabis. The bill, however, failed to provide a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis. In 2015, Hawaii passed House Bill 321, establishing a legal dispensing system to allow for access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell medical cannabis.
2000 – Hawaii legalized medical cannabis
2015 – Hawaii legalized a state-wide dispensing system (regulated businesses)
2016 – Hawaii awarded eight (8) medical cannabis business licenses
2017 – First Hawaii cannabis business opened
TYPES OF BUSINESS
Hawaii Medical Cannabis Dispensary – a vertically integrated license that allows a licensee to grow medical cannabis plants; extract, process and produce medical cannabis products; and dispense to registered patients. There is a limit of eight (8) business licenses allowed for Hawaii Medical Cannabis Dispensary within the state. Each license allows a licensee to open up to two (2) dispensary facilities and two (2) cultivation sites.
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