Hawaii Police Department Brochure – Marijuana Is Not Medicine

HPD CIA misinformation techniques applied in schools. The goal of these misinformation was to intentionally stigmatize school children in Hawaii. The Hawaii police department passed these color brochures out in schools they visited. What are they feeding your kids now? When was the last time you were invited to a D.A.R.E. event at your kid’s […]

Medical Cannabis Day 2022

Medical Cannabis Day 2022 brings together a diverse group of patients, subject matter experts, and key decision makers across the state to celebrate and honor June 14th,the day in 2000 that the State authorized the medical use of Cannabis in Hawaii. Event organizers on Hawaiʻi, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai islands have come back together to […]

Virtual Medical Cannabis Day Flag Ceremony

Dr. Clifton Otto has produced a virtual flag ceremony for Governor Ige. Working with US Senator Ed Case Dr. Otto once again was able to fly the American flag over the US Capitol to honor patients in Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis program. Formalizing the medical Cannabis program in Hawaii is a top priority. This effort does […]

Virtual 420 LIVE

Cannabis Sativa in the morning Sun, reaching up and praying. Photo depicts strength and growth. Rooty greens and brilliant greens. The back drop is a native ohia forest.

If you missed the casual discussion, interviews and Big Island Grown dispensary tour, check out the video highlight reel. We cut a 4 hour event down to about 2 hours. Mike Ruggles – Tips for winning in court and mayoral bidLizzy Knight – Virtual Colorado NOCO / Earthweek EventJames Simpliciano – HFUU Maui UpdateDr. Daniel […]

Testing Cannabis for Safety – Facts You May Not Understand

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln A common theme appears before us, “safety”. It is widely believed that regulatory safety requirements will make distributing, consuming or possessing Cannabis safer. Growers and […]

Healthy Hawaii Guide

Considerations for a Patient-Friendly Government This annual guide aims to help voters and elected officials reduce harm to patients while improving our Cannabis economy.  More than 25,000 licensed patients in Hawaii are affected by restrictions on Cannabis medicine. Nationally, 70% of voters oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational […]

Vaporizing Cannabis with Help from King Pen Vapes

Learning How Vaping Can Be Better Than Smoking  It’s safe to say more people haven’t consumed cannabis than those that have. It’s not unfamiliar to hear someone saying cannabis can’t help you. Those are usually the people who have not tried it. Well just like they say, “Don’t knock it until you try it.” Even […]

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Could Pass Pennsylvania Legislation

The market for medical marijuana has been a hot topic for potential business owners for several years now. The shift in legalization – or talk of such a shift – has prompted many to consider the opportunities in the marketplace. However, in more than half of the United States, marijuana for medical use is still […]

Legalization of Marijuana Could Happen in these 12 States in 2018

Legalization of Marijuana Could Happen in these 12 States in 2018 Moving the legal needle on marijuana use for both recreational and medicinal use has been an ongoing battle for several states hoping for change. Over the last several years, however, introductions of legalization and decriminalization bills have given some pro-marijuana advocates optimism for the […]

Top 10 Reasons Support for Marijuana Legalization is Growing

Top 10 Reasons Support for Marijuana Legalization is Growing Marijuana use has been a widely debated topic for several decades for a variety of reasons. Some conservative lawmakers firmly believe that the drug has negative consequences on society, while more liberal advocates point to the research purporting the drug’s health and economic benefits. Although there are […]

Cannabis Talk with Ethan Nebelkopf

Hawaii marijuana dispensary

You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a very special meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Cannabis Talk Story on Hawaii IslandFriday. May 25th 5pm – 7pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720Map + Directions This month the Hawaii Patient Union will have a special guest host, author Ethan […]

Department of Justice Coward, Jeff Sessions Faces Becoming Unpopular, Backs Down

Department of Justice Cowards

In a new poll being promoted by Norml, Ninety-three percent of voters support the medical use of marijuana, as authorized by a doctor. From Quinnipiac:  This widespread support is in line with the results of prior Cannabis polls. Voters oppose the enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana […]

Trump Support for States’ Rights to Legalize Cannabis

Trump backs states rights to legalize Cannabis

Mahalo LA Times for the update.  The latest from Washington » “Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the president that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry,” Gardner said, referring to the Obama-era policy, named after former Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole, who issued […]

4:20 All Day

4:20 All Day

You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a not-so-regular monthly meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Friday. April 20th 10am – 4:20pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo 117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720 Cannabis brings us together again to celebrate Cannabis health and wellness with our community. On 4/20 we rally our families […]

Legalization of Cannabis in Hawaii – It’s Legal Now (With a License)

Hawaii State Capitol Building

Clarification for licensed patients, Hawaii has accepted the medical use of Cannabis. There is no conflict with federal law or preemption as is the case with pesticides, for example. Scheduling and decriminalization are irrelevant for licensed patients. Here’s some language to consider for folks interested in obtaining a license to grow (please grow): https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SB2217_.htm   […]

Drug Imports Dropping Rapidly – Taxpayers Want a Refund

Drug Imports Dropping Rapidly - Taxpayers Want a Refund

Illegal Cannabis Imports Dropping Rapidly If Hawaii voters had access to information about increases or decreases in drug trafficking surely we would not allow their taxes to be increased for a drug war with less financial needs. While legal states are seeing less opioid deaths and less black market activity, Hawaii’s governor, Lt. Gov, law […]

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patient Numbers Up 33% in 2017

Hawaii Cannabis Patient Numbers

Month-over-month growth averaged 2%, consistent with data from previous years. The strongest growth, 4.2%, occurred in May 2017. Total registered patients surpassed 20,000 in January 2018 – well ahead of early estimates by Marijuana Business Daily. That’s healthy growth for a market where MMJ has been legal since 2000. Thanks to Dr. Clifton Otto’s petition […]

AEOS Labs Cannabis Testing Laboratory is Third to Open in Hawaii

AEOS Labs - Cannabis Testing

Aeos Labs operated by Clinical Labs of Hawaii has opened. Aeos Labs, Inc has received permission to open from the state and has received the The Emerald Test® badge by Emerald Scientific for its Potency, Microbial, and Heavy Metals testing. We had the opportunity to speak with Benjamin Mead of Aeos Labs regarding transparency in test results, certifications for […]

What is the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment?

What is the Rohrabacher-Farr Blumenauer Amendment?

The Rohrabacher–Farr amendment (also known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment) is legislation prohibiting the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical cannabis laws. Rohrabacher-Blumenauer is pretty plain and clear: no DOJ funds can be used to block the implementation of medical cannabis reforms in states where it has been legalized, […]

Spring Equinox Cannabis Event – CannGrow 2018 – Mahalo!

Cannabis Spring

Mahalo for Attending the The Spring Equinox Event on Tuesday March 20th 2018. This month we’re celebrating Cannabis Spring, a flowering of consciousness and Cannabis. Join your community as once again come together to share and expand our Cannabis Consciousness. From developing your materials list and greenhouse needs to operating a legal cooperative in Hawaii, […]

Volunteer Positions Open

Data Researcher, Cannabis Industry (Virtual Remote) Hawaii Cannabis Org acquires and maintains up-to-date data on marijuana dispensaries and policymakers. Hawaii Cannabis helps journalists, regulators, researchers, business people, and investors understand and confidently operate in the evolving Hawaii Cannabis marketplace. Cannabis industry stakeholders use the database to easily access and make sense of the industry so […]

Your Invitation to Cannlove

Cannlove Event in Hilo on Feb. 15th 2018

Love is Complete, Cannabis is complete. Event passed… You’re Invited to a special evening of Cannabis business conversation for lovers of the Cannabis plant. Presentations will be given on Cannabis business branding, design, legal and legislative issues followed by a discussion on starting and growing your own Cannabis business in Hawaii. We’re creating a special intimate […]

Cannabis Consumer Capsule Consumption Option

What’s Your preferred consumption method? Do you have special precautions you have to follow to avoid additional side-effects? Can Cannabis capsules reduce side-effects? Not all patients can or prefer to consume Cannabis the same way. Smoking, vaping, edibles and a needle injection of the marijuanas through the eyeball aren’t great options for many. Cannabis oil medicating massages […]

Daniel Morii Still Bringing People Together

For more than 40 years Daniel Morii documented sustainability efforts and the Cannabis movement. His works reveal many storylines across Hawaii and in his own neighborhood. Daniel Morii was also successful in business. He and a small group of friends created a commune in the heart of Haight-Ashbury. Unbeknownst to many, that small group of hippies […]

Critical: Protect Lawful Medical Cannabis Programs

Federal: Protect Lawful State Medical Marijuana Programs Update 2 (1-20-2018). The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment has expired due to the shutdown of the federal government. Right now Jeff Sessions may be asking Doug Chin for a list of licensed patients engaged in federally-illegal crimes. A letter sent to Governor Ige seeking help for patients received a bizarre […]

Jeff Sessions Federal Fear Reduces Patient Treatments

Jeff Sessions

Update 11/08/20 Jeffery Session reign of terror is nearly over. His successor is a former college football player. He could directly benefit from Cannabis use and has likely heard professional football players stories of their Cannabis use for medical conditions caused by football. He’s also made some Cannabis-friendlier statements. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has […]

Hawaii Adds ALS to MMJ Program; Rejects Anxiety Disorders | Ganjapreneur

Dr. Clifton Otto

We’re all super grateful for another contribution from Dr. Clifton Otto. This time it’s ALS disease. Mahalo for your work at getting this debilitating disease approved for healthcare. Amazing that only a few days ago an ALS patient would have been put in jail for trying Cannabis. Here’s the letter from Dr. Otto: https://hawaiicannabis.org/wp-content/uploads/ALSPetition-DOHApproval-19Dec17.pdf Read […]

Hawaii Hemp Program Delayed by Noncompliant Jamaican Seed

Hawaii Cannabis Strains

Hawaii’s industrial hemp cultivation program has suffered a setback after seeds imported from Jamaica arrived lateand failed a basic inspection. According to HTH, “http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/hemp-growing-program-suffers-setback” Source: Hawaii Hemp Program Delayed by Noncompliant Jamaican Seed | Ganjapreneur On July 2, 2017 the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported, “ When it arrives, the hemp seed will be distributed to three […]

Halloween Trick or Treat – Police Threats

Government Jacking Up Medicine Prices

Police have introduced a new fear in recent years. The threat of Cannabis candy. The trend will likely continue until law enforcement gets the training they need to function around medicine that does no harm. No one is eating edibles accidentally from trick or treating. Yet, the fear mongering can be pervasive. The money being […]

Hawaii Licenses 2nd Testing Lab | Ganjapreneur

Pharmlabs Cannabis Testing Lab Hawaii

Hawaii’s second medical cannabis testing lab has been licensed and can begin testing products immediately, according to a KITV report. 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 […]

Hawaii – MPP

Hawaii Cannabis Forest Grow

Updates on marijuana policy in Hawaii from the Marijuana Policy Project. In August, the first two dispensaries in Hawaii began serving patients. Now four dispensaries are operational. The program’s most recent delays were partly due to a lack of authorized testing facilities. In October, the state authorized a second testing laboratory, which will help make […]

Hawaii Department of Health Medical Cannabis Update – Vol. I, No. 5 August 2017

Maintaining a Strong Relationship with Your Doctor With two medical cannabis dispensaries now open, and more anticipated to open in the near future, Hawaii’s registered patients must carefully weigh information on potency and efficacy of medical cannabis products. Obtaining accurate information and knowing who to turn to for answers may be a challenge for patients. […]

Several factors led to Hawaii’s flawed medical marijuana launch – Marijuana Business Daily

Medical Cannabis

By Bart Schaneman When Hawaii’s two operational medical marijuana dispensaries were forced to close just days after opening, a laboratory bottleneck was blamed for a supply disruption. But participants in the fledgling MMJ program said the state’s only functioning lab isn’t at fault.Instead, they pointed to a number of other factors for their problems, including: […]

Maui Grown Therapies Dispensary Opens in Kahului, Maui

Hawaii Cannabis Forest Grow

from Ganjapreneur… Hawai’i’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, […]

First Dispensary-Destined Cannabis Crop Harvested in Hawaii | Ganjapreneur

Hawaii Cannabis

Anna Hrushka a reporter with Pacific Business News spoke with a Hawaii Cannabis dispensary on Oahu who said it is now waiting for the certification of an independent laboratory to conduct required product safety testing. Graham Abbot at Ganjaprenuer reports that Aloha Green Holdings in Oahu, Hawaii is the first medical cannabis dispensary to harvest their crop, […]

Hawaii Cannabis Business Meeting 4/20 at 5pm in Hilo

Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash

Event passed… On 4/20/2017 We held a business meeting in Hilo.  Thursday in Hilo. Bring your ideas and questions. If you’ve got a Cannabis product or service you’d like to promote, bring it! This was an informal meeting designed to help spur more conversation about Cannabis business. We helped small business owners get involved in […]

Medical Cannabis Program Update Hawaii Department of Health

“Ensuring Hawaii’s registered patients have access to safe medical marijuana products through an efficient system of responsible, licensed dispensaries.” -Hawaii DOH Inside today’s update the Department of Health states their position on Medical Marijuana Legislative Bills “About 45 medical marijuana bills have been introduced in this legislative session, but Governor David Ige and the Hawaii State […]

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 […]

Hawaii Gives Medical Dispensaries the Green Light to Grow

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has announced it will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to begin growing cannabis as early as Feb. 1, which comes after several months of delays. One of the holdups has been the state not having a federally required software system to track the product from seed to sale. But the Hawaii Department of […]

Correction: Hawaii State DID NOT Introduce a Bill to Legalize Genetically Modified Cannabis

Hawaii State Capitol Building

Correction: An amendment in section 2 states in part, “provided that medical marijuana dispensary activities pursuant to chapter 329D shall not be considered an eligible business activity for the purposes of this chapter.” Dispensaries can not produce genetically-engineered medical products and be considered an “Eligible business activity”. Senate Bill 780 Introduced by Senators Mike Gabbard, Will Espero, […]

Hawaii Cannabis Legislation – Local News Article Looks Deeper into Introduced Bills

Hawaii Cannabis

A post in today’s West Hawaii Today newspaper outlines some of the ideas behind recent Cannabis legislation introduced at the State legislature. According to the report, “State Sen. Russell Ruderman, D-Puna, is among several lawmakers this year proposing measures to legalize the drug for residents over age 21. One of Ruderman’s bills would allow counties […]

Joy San Buenaventura Advocates for Medical Cannabis in Hawaii

Hawaii Cannabis Event with Puna Representative Joy San Buenaventura Esq

A recent report in West Hawaii Today newspaper states, “Representative San Buenaventura, an attorney and vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, is also turning her sights on the state’s new medical marijuana dispensary law in order to smooth out the obstacles slowing down the construction and startups of the dispensaries. She wants to push for marijuana […]

Oklevueha Native American Church Ruled Unworthy to Use Marijuana for Religious Purposes

The Oklevueha Native American Church uses marijuana during service and recently lost an opportunity to fight for federal exemption. The U.S. Supreme Court has officially rejected a request to hear the case. The lawsuit has been ongoing since its initial filing in 2009. The Church cited that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 protects […]

Hawaiʻi’s Cannabis Goals for 2017 – Legislative Updates

Hawaii Cannabis

Originally published Jan. 2nd, 2017 We know we can do better. If 10% of the licensed Cannabis patients in Hawaii engaged in direct action, we could save lives in 2017. How many Cannabis-preventable deaths occurred in 2016? How many will occur in 2017? There is no legal way to grow Cannabis in Hawaii. The mere act […]

Former Bank of Hawaii Converting into Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Cure Oahu

According to Sarah Parfitt writing for Hawaiʻi Marijuana News, “A former Bank of Hawaii branch on Kapahulu Avenue is set to become a medical marijuana dispensary. Tradewind Capital Group and Colbert Matsumoto purchased the property a year ago for $4.5 million.” According to Duane Shimogawa at Pacific Business News, “The 5,434-square-foot building will be converted into a dispensary […]

Will the Maui Wellness Group Begin Growing Medical Marijuana Soon?

Maui Wellness Group aka Maui Grown Therapies may get the go-ahead to start growing medical marijuana within a couple of months. According to Hawaii Marijuana News, “Prior to its opening, open houses and educational events will held beginning in February. There is no expected opening date available for the dispensary yet. The Health Department is still […]

Fighting Marijuana in Hawaii – Patients Still Considered Criminals

Marijuana Fighters Keith Kamita, Harry Kim, Henry Kubojiri, Billy Kenoi

In states where public health is a priority, legislators have learned the value of Cannabis in open society. Taxpayers in legal states are beginning to see how Cannabis positively impacts public health saving millions annually in health costs. Public safety is increased when funding is reduced for military-style police raids on patient’s homes. Who can trust a […]

Scheduling Cannabis in Hawaii Gets a Helping Hand

Legislators request Cannabis Rescheduling information from public department of safety

Many patients are aware the Federal Government claim Cannabis has medicinal benefits as exhibited in their patents on various constituents of Cannabis. Many more do not know that law enforcement in the State of Hawaii have also scheduled Cannabis as “Schedule 1”. Schedule 1 drugs must have “the highest degree of danger” of all drugs. […]

Hawaii Dispensary Raises $5 Million in Second Round Financing

Oahu-based Manoa Botanicals dispensary has raised $5 million in its second round of equity financing. In total, the company has raised a total of $10.9 million. A $1 million building permit was filed with the Oahu Department of Planning and Permitting in November. The building permit is for a cultivation facility in Kunia, according to […]

Hawaiʻi State Cannabis Program – Caution 2016

Hawaii Cannabis

On HawaiiCannabis.org we educate and raise awareness. Without education and a certain awareness of the facts, patients in Hawaii are susceptible to rules, laws, regulations and separation from medicine and personal freedom. A few facts could help you avoid arrest. Thousands of Hawaii Cannabis prisoners are in jail now for minor errors in compliance. The state has […]

Hawaii County Resolution to Decriminalize Cannabis

Hawaii Cannabis Organization

November 2nd, 2016 – Hawaii County Lead by Council member Margaret Willie the Hawaii County Council voted to urge the Hawaii State Legislature to; 1) Establishing possession of marijuana of one ounce or less as a civil violation; 2) Directing that violations be punishable by fines and or community service; and 3) Directing that civil […]

Hundreds Wanted A Piece Of The Action In Hawaii Pot Dispensaries

Nearly 500 people linked to more than 50 companies competed for licenses to operate Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. While some well-known figures such as actor Woody Harrelson and tech entrepreneur Henk Rogers have already been identified (their applications were unsuccessful), a much fuller list of names has now become public, thanks to an attorney’s public […]

The Hawai‘i State Legislative Oversight Committee for Medical Cannabis is Now in Session

Hawaii Dispensary Alliance

from the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance Aloha Alliance! It has been a long quiet summer as the dispensaries work to prepare their facilities and DOH works to administer Hawai‘i’s new medical marijuana dispensary system. Patients and the public alike are understandably curious about the progress of the system.  Today, with the first session of the Hawaii State […]

Kauai Deputy Chief on Medical Marijuana Oversight Group

Stakeholders to develop, improve legislation; first meeting slated Wednesday in Honolulu The group tasked with developing and recommending legislation to improve the medical marijuana system to ensure safe and legal access to qualifying patients is scheduled to have its first meeting in Honolulu on Wednesday. The Act 230 Medical Marijuana Legislative Oversight Working Group will […]

Hawaiian Dispensaries Waiting on Seed to Sale Technology

Hawaii Patients without Time

Despite Hawaii’s 8 designated and licensed dispensaries having already identified their storefront location and respective cultivation sites, most medical marijuana grows are in a temporary holding pattern – thanks in part to technical deficiencies within the state medical marijuana program. The main problem seems to be replicating a Colorado-like seed to sale program, as currently […]

Hawaii dispensaries not yet growing medical marijuana plants

HONOLULU The groups that plan to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii have all identified sites to grow their products, but none of the eight licensees has begun cultivating the plants because they haven’t been given a green light from the state Department of Health. One holdup is the state doesn’t have a software system […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo 2016

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

Mahalo for Being You. We couldn’t fit all the gratitude on one page so we create a special mahalo page. Please check it out and give thanks for all the attendees, patients, caregivers, sponsors, presenters, volunteers, vendors, artists and other local businesses who made this event successful. Visit the Hawaii Cannabis Gratitude page. Educational Conference Classes […]

Marijuana businesses push back against Oct. 1 changes

In this Feb. 17, 2016 photo, plants grow at the home of Jeremy Nickle, in his backyard in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nickel, who owns Hawaiian Holy Smokes and is applying for a dispensary, grows a variety of strains and has a medical marijuana card. Those wanting to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii face unique obstacles […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo Vendors

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

Jingle Bells. Cannabis patients and caregivers require many unique products and services. December, the perfect time to attract the attention of gift buyers. You bring the best products. We have a place for your right in front of the patients and caregivers that need specialty products and services. Cost $100 The cost is negotiable and […]

Waiting for Healthcare in Hawaii

Hawaii Cannabis Organization

When was the last time you had to wait 15 days for a prescription? In Hawaii, this is normal. Once you wait for and receive your 329card, you can then start growing. The only way to purchase medicine is to wait for dispensaries to open. Those announcements won’t come until the next legislative session approaches […]

Protecting Your Cannabis Plants During a Hurricane

Hurricane Cannabis - the calm before the storm

The Coriolis acceleration assures hurricanes North the of the equator, spin counter-clockwise. Most hurricanes in Hawaii come from the South across Hawaii Nei. Wind is extremely variable during storms in Hawaii and is largely dependent on the geography of the area you live. Regardless, know where the prevailing winds will blow and place your plants […]

Manoa Botanicals LLC Forms New Companies

Manoa Botanicals

Manoa Botanicals LLC on Oahu have formed several new companies including; MB Building LLC, MB Real Estate LLC and MB Staffing LLC according to the Hawaii State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The Hawaii Dispensary Program was created to be a vertical business model for dispensary owners. As dispensaries become aware of potential size of the Cannabis […]

Laboratory on Maui to Test Potency of Hawaiʻi Cannabis

A mainland-based laboratory is expanding to Hawaiʻi with a facility on Maui that will offer cannabis testing as the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program gets underway. PharmLabs Hawaiʻi LLC will be offering laboratory testing and analytic services to ensure consumers have access to safe medicine. The ISO 17025 accredited laboratory will offer testing that is compliant with […]

Budding Industry – The People Behind Medical Marijuana

Sixteen years ago, Hawaii legalized medical marijuana but never made it easy for qualified patients to obtain it. That’s about to change: Eight companies are preparing to open stores statewide that will sell state-tested and regulated medical marijuana for roughly 14,000 registered patients. Here’s a look at the patients, doctors, businesspeople and others inside this […]

Ground broken for medical marihuana production/grow facility

PEPEEKEO — Richard Ha, one of the first people selected to open medical marijuana dispensaries on Hawaii Island, gave the community on Tuesday a glimpse into his company’s budding plans. The longtime banana farmer who’s now head of the dispensary company Lau Ola, held a blessing and groundbreaking near the spot soon to become its […]

Hemp program OK'd by governor

By KIRSTEN JOHNSON Hawaii Tribune-Herald … cultivation and distribution of industrial hemp, the non-drug version of the cannabis plant, … chosen earlier this year to open medical marijuana dispensaries on the Big Island, said …

Marijuana group predicts huge economic gain for Hawaii

Hawaii Dispensary Alliance

… (AP) – The Hawaii Dispensary Alliance predicts the state’s medical marijuana … The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the trade group also says those … of the medical pot dispensaries depends largely upon the growth of registered …

Scores show runners-up

… line for Big Island medical marijuana dispensary licenses, according to scores … Etinas, who applied under the company Hawaii Agri-Health, and Black, … The DOH also is finalizing a contract with Florida-based Bio Track THC to …

June Cannabis Event Wrap Up (+Video)

Aloha mai kakou! Much gratitude to all the supporters of Cannabis Events in Hawaii. The June 3rd Cannabis Event in Hilo was well received. Everyone came together to share knowledge and learn from each other. Special thanks again to the presenters for giving their time, energy and sharing of critical information to the 50+ patients and […]

Cannabis Event Held in Hilo June 3rd, 2016

Cannabis Event in Hilo June 3rd

June 3rd, 2016 https://youtu.be/sjqlBhqwspM?list=PLazGs20ExxjS_j5qTF3oqcQVoaozCbJDK Our second Hawaii Cannabis Event with a goal to bring together Cannabis communities in support of Cannabis Education and Awareness. Held at the Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo, a wide-range of groups were represented with a majority being patients and caregivers.  Mahalo a nui loa! Wendy Gibson RN / BSN from Drug Policy Forum of […]

Cannabis Education and Awareness

Cannabis Event in Hilo, Hawaii NOTE: This Event has passed. Visit Events page for the latest announcements on upcoming events. Subscribe to Stay Informed ——————————————– June 3rd Doors Open 5pm Starts 5:30pm Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo   Patient and Caregiver Question and Answer Session with the Presenters Seating Limited $7 tickets in advance – buy […]

Cannabis Event Held in Hilo May 6th, 2016

Cannabis Event May 6th, 2016

Gratitude… Coming together over issues affecting patients and caregivers. Creating a larger voice in the legislative process. The Cannabis community in Hawaii helps sufferers of Cannabis-treatable diseases “In our hearts and minds let’s set an intention for all patients and caregivers to be able to safely and affordably obtain a steady supply of high quality medicines.” Last […]

Hawaii Dispensary Applicant Strikes Deal with Union | Ganjapreneur

According to TG Branfalt at Ganjaprenuer, 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 […]

Hawaii Cannabist: No clues ahead for transport, testing

Hawaii Cannabis

“Hawaii is going to be a really interesting market in general, basically because of the geography,” said Chris Walsh, managing editor of Marijuana Business Daily. “First, it’s a chain of islands separated by bodies of water, and second, it’s remote.” Edited to reflect more recent developments. The Hawaii Department of Health, known for it’s horrifying […]

Senator vying for dispensary pleaded guilty to drug felony

We don’t link to walled content at the sta r advertizer but the Facebook comments were great. State Sen. J. Kalani English’s guilty plea to a felony cocaine possession charge in 1988 is raising questions about his participation in a company that has applied for a state license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary. Related […]

Hawaii Cannabis Industry at Risk

Hawaii Cannabis News

According to a story in The Republic, “Some Hawaii lawmakers and advocates say medical marijuana dispensary applicants could be at a disadvantage because health department rules don’t allow greenhouses” If the Department of Health did any research into growing Cannabis they know that artificial light degrades the quality of THC in the Cannabis plant. For […]

Mea ‘Ai Sustainability Program.

Hawaii Cannabis Caregivers

We are stoked to get the word out about our Mea 'Ai Sustainability Program. We feel that this should happen in every… Posted by Denim Cretton on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary License List of Applicants

Hawaii Cannabis News

Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) released the list of applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses. Sixty-six applications were received during the application period of Jan. 12, 2016, 8 a.m., Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Jan. 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. HST. The names of all individual applicants and applying entities as well as the county applied for […]

2014-2020 Hawai‘i Coordinated Chronic Disease Framework

In the 2014-2020 Hawai‘i Coordinated Chronic Disease Framework, a plan for preventing and reducing the burden of chronic disease in the state. from the Hawaii State Department of Health plan: “The Framework document identifies an integrated approach and is meant to be used as a guide to enable coordination of multiple programs across common risk factors, […]

Federal Minimum – Maximum Sentencing Guidelines for Marijuana

In fiscal year 2013, there were 4,768 marijuana trafficking offenders, who accounted for 21.5% of all offenders sentenced under the drug trafficking guidelines. The number of marijuana offenders decreased by 29.8% from the 6,792 offenders in fiscal year 20123 . Get more details and quick facts about Federal Minimum – Maximum Sentencing Guidelines for Marijuana from […]