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Hawai‘i’s Medical Marijuana Registry Program was signed into law in 2000, making Hawaii the first state to legalize medical-use cannabis via the legislature, as opposed to voter initiative.

In 2015, Hawai‘i created the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program, which gives permitted patients places to buy their cannabis. The program is administered by the state Department of Health, which will monitor the quality of products from seed to sale, and states its goals to “ensure medical marijuana is accessible for Hawaii’s patients, while making patient safety and public safety its ultimate priorities.”

So now that medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to Maui, what does it mean for patients, growers and others?  In this video, attorney-at-law David Sereno sits down with Maui Now’s Kiaora Bohlool to share details, including a rule effective in 2018 that will affect those who grow the medicine.