HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai’s first medical marijuana dispensary has received approval to begin sales on the island.
Have a Heart opened for business Monday, May 21, 2018, after receiving approval from the state Department of Health the week before.
The retail facility has completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection.
It is the sixth license medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii, the Garden Island newspaper reported.
“Having a medical cannabis dispensary open on Kauai expands options for registered patients and their caregivers, providing greater access to meet medical needs,” said Keith Ridley, who oversees the health department’s dispensary program, in a statement. “As dispensaries continue to open across the state, we remain committed to working collaboratively with the licensees to protect the safety of patients while ensuring an efficient and thorough inspection and certification process.”
The Green Aloha Ltd.’s store will sell indica, sativa and hybrid cannabis flower strains to registered patients and caregivers, the Star-Advertiser reported.
It expects to offer cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hash, lozenges, tinctures, topicals, and other cannabis products in the future.
Registered patients and their caregivers are allowed to buy up to 4 ounces, or 113 grams, of medical cannabis during a 15-day period and up to 8 ounces, or 227 grams, over a 30-day period.
They are required to store cannabis products in a sealed container and keep them from public view.
The other licensed dispensaries that have also been approved to open for business are Maui Grown Therapies, and Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC, both on Maui; Aloha Green, Noa Botanicals, and Cure Oahu are in Honolulu on Oahu. Dispensaries on the Big Island are expected to open later this year.