DOH Releases Marijuana Dispensary Guidelines

Dec 16, 2015

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has released operation guidelines for the medical marijuana licensing program.

Under the current law, the DOH will establish eight dispensaries – three on O‘ahu, two for both Maui and Hawai‘i Island, and one for Kaua‘i. The rules explain the process for awarding dispensary licenses, and outlines security, safety, and tracking requirements.

Earlier this month the department announced that an on-line “seed to sale” system will be installed to track all marijuana in the islands.

Dani Wong-Tomiyasu is the Deputy Director for DOH’s Health Resource Administration. 

The current rules will remain in effect until July of 2018.  The rules can be found on the Department of Health Website, under the Dispensary Updates section.