Hawaii

Fri
12
Feb

Hawaii bill seeks to allow growing marijuana outdoors

Some Hawaii lawmakers and advocates say medical marijuana dispensary applicants could be at a disadvantage because health department rules don’t allow greenhouses.

Lawmakers are considering a bill to allow medical marijuana business owners to grow plants in greenhouses, shade houses or outdoors in open air. Hawaii has some of the highest electricity costs in the nation, and potential business owners say they could save thousands of dollars in electricity costs growing marijuana with sunlight.

Right now, Hawaii Department of Health rules ban growing marijuana in greenhouses or outdoors.

Wed
10
Feb

5 Things That Prepared Woody Harrelson For The Cannabis Business

Outspoken celebrity activist Woody Harrelson is putting his money where his marijuana is. On Feb 5, 2016, the Hawaii Department of Health posted its list of 66 applicants hoping to open the Aloha State's first dispensaries - including the "Cheers" and "True Detective" star.

Mon
08
Feb

Actor Woody Harrelson Applies To Open Marijuana Dispensary In Hawaii

Woody Harrelson has been an outspoken marijuana legalization activist for years and now he is putting his money where his mouth is and applying to open up a dispensary in Hawaii. The world-renowned actor was one of nearly 60 some people to apply for the chance to open one of the first dispensaries in the state.

Media caught word of Harrelson’s potential investment when the Hawaii Department of Health published a list of 66 names on Friday, of people who applied to open a dispensary on the island. In April, the health department will announce which applicants will be awarded a permit.

Mon
08
Feb

Woody Harrelson Applies For Hawaii Marijuana Dispensary License

HONOLULU — Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.

Harrelson, 54, applied for a license in Honolulu County under his company, Simple Organic Living.

The Hawaii Department of Health posted the list of 66 applications on its website Friday. The state is now reviewing applications for dispensary permits, which they will award in April.

Mon
01
Feb

Medical marijuana a big factor at this year's Hawaii Cannabis Expo

 

In a few months, the state Department of Health will select the state’s first licensees for medical marijuana dispensaries. The application process closed just Friday.

On Saturday, hundreds of people stopped by the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall for this year’s Hawaii Cannabis Expo being held over the weekend.

Some attendees told KHON2 they wanted to learn how they can get medical marijuana cards, and be more educated on cannabis overall.

“I was actually looking for a doctor to get a card,” said Jeanette Mahi of Kapolei. “I’m just kind of looking around. I get migraines and marijuana helps me.”

Thu
21
Jan

Peter Carlisle on why he decided to enter Hawaii medi-juana industry

What led a former Honolulu mayor and city prosecuting attorney to enter Hawaii’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry?

 

“It's odd for me to be a believer in [marijuana] because of my law enforcement background,” admits Peter Carlisle, just seconds after sitting down for an interview at PBN’s office. “I originally approached it with that attitude, but it doesn't take long to immediately understand that this has very significant ramifications for a whole variety of ailments as well as helping people with pain.”

Wed
13
Jan

Mobi PCS President to apply for marijuana dispensary license

HONOLULU -

This year marijuana will be sold legally in Hawaii at more than a dozen locations statewide. One applicant vying for one of just eight licenses is the head of a cell phone company and is no stranger to running a business. However, medical marijuana is an uncharted territory in Hawaii, and getting started in that business won't be cheap.

President and CEO of Mobi PCS Bill Jarvis is ringing in the New Year in pursuit of another business opportunity in Hawaii: medical marijuana sales. He says it's not unlike running a wireless communications company.

Sun
10
Jan

Health ​Department awards $159K medi-juana tracking contract to BiotrackTHC

Florida-based BiotrackTHC has been selected to implement Hawaii's first medical marijuana seed-to-sale tracking system, the state health department confirmed Wednesday.

Thu
07
Jan

Hawaii State ​Department of Health awards $159K medi-juana tracking contract to BiotrackTHC - Pacific Business News

Florida-based BiotrackTHC has been selected to implement Hawaii's first medical marijuana seed-to-sale tracking system, the state health department confirmed Wednesday.

The Hawaii State Department of Health's Office of Health Care Assurance awarded the state tracking contract for $159,000 to BioTrackTHC on Dec. 28. The company offers a government software solution for the tracking of the production, transportation and sale of medical marijuana. Hawaii is preparing to open its first medical marijuana retail dispensaries this summer, 15 years after the drug was made legal.

 

Sun
27
Dec

What's next for medical marijuana in Hawai'i?

On Jan. 4, 2016, eight new medical marijuana licenses for vendors will be announced.

This follows the state's new interim rules regulating future medical marijuana dispensaries to be built, which were released on Dec. 15. In 2000, Hawai‘i legalized medical marijuana, and patients were allowed to grow their own plants. At that time, medical dispensaries were not permitted. The eight new dispensaries will change these rules.

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