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Marijuana Dispensary in Hawai'i

Marijuana Dispensary in Hawai'i.

Marijuana Dispensary in Hawai’i.

Marijuana Dispensary in Hawai’i.

Marijuana Dispensary in Hawai’i.

Until the passing of House Bill No. 321, Act 241 in July 2015, Hawai’i did not have a commercial grow operations or medical marijuana distribution system. Act 241 (PDF) SLH 2015 is Hawai’i’s Dispensary law that paves the way for the establishment of dispensaries and amends other existing laws with respect to the medical use of marijuana.

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Licensing and Fees

  • A total of 8 (eight) licenses will be issued statewide:
    • 3 Honolulu
    • 2 Hawai’i
    • 2 Maui
    • 1 Kauai
    • 0 Kalawao
  • One license per person per county
  • Two production centers per license
  • Each production center is limited to 3,000 plants
  • Two medical marijuana dispensing locations per license
  • No dispensary can open for business before July 15, 2016
  • Production and dispensary cannot be at the same location
  • Application forms will be made available on January 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM (HAST)
  • Application period closes on January 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM (HAST)
  • A notice of open application period will be posted 30-days prior to the (December 11, 2015)
  • Fees:
    • $5,000 per application (certified or cashier’s check only)
    • $75,000 per approved license
  • All fees will be deposited into the medical marijuana registry special fund
  • A receipt will be issued to each applicant with the date and time the application was received
  • Any incomplete application will be rejected
  • The $5,000 application fee is non-refundable

Application Requirements

  • Operation plan (Dispensary, production, manufacturing centers)
    • Retail locations
    • Dispensing employees
    • Employee records
    • Transport
    • Inspections
    • Reports
    • Audits
    • Confidentiality
    • Record retention
    • Dispensing limitations
    • Disposal and destruction
  • Employee training
  • Security
    • Video
    • Alarm
    • Access control
  • Inventory tracking and control
  • Product and product standards
    • Marijuana products
    • Manufactured marijuana products
    • Equivalent weights
    • Quality control
    • Health, safety and sanitation
  • Laboratory testing
  • Signage, packaging and labeling
  • Enforcement
  • Bylaws
  • Business plan
  • Patient outreach (Compassionate Care Program)

Additional Resources

  • New – patient registration process for medical marijuana in Hawai’i:
    http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/application-information/
  • General Information about Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Program: http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/general-information/
  • Act 178 – Makes several changes to the current law (such as: “adequate supply” of medical marijuana changes to 7 plants, regardless of maturity; useable marijuana changes to 4 oz; increase in registration fees from $25 to $35; and other changes).
  • Act 241 – Hawaii’s Dispensary law that paves the way for the establishment of dispensaries in the state of Hawai’i and also amends other existing laws with respect to the medical use of marijuana.
  • Act 242- Adds non-discriminatory language to existing laws as it may pertain to the medical use of marijuana.
  • Chapter 11-160, HRS –  Department of Health Administrative Rules for the medical use of marijuana.
  • HRS 329 Hawaii’s Uniformed Controlled Substances Act (see part IX – Medical Use of Marijuana).
  • S. Department of Justice “Update to Marijuana Enforcement Policy” Aug. 29, 2013.
  • S. Department of Justice “Formal Medical Marijuana Guidelines” Oct. 9, 2009.

 

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