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Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Application Live

January 11, 2016, 1:44 PM HST
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary License applications are currently available online.

The Hawai’i Department of Health announced the availability on Monday. Applications are required to be submitted online between Jan. 12 and Jan. 29.

“Applicants should be careful to follow the online application instructions completely,” said Keith Ridley, Chief of the DOH Office of Health Care Assurance. “The online process is straight forward and follows Chapter 329D of the Hawai’i Revised Statutes (HRS) and Chapter 11-850 of the Hawai’i Administrative Rules.”

Under the medical marijuana dispensary law, Chapter 329D, HRS, DOH will award a total of eight licenses state-wide, two for the County of Hawai’i. Each dispensary licensee will be allowed to operate up to two production centers and two retail-dispensing locations.

Information regarding dispensary license requirements are available online. Each application much be submitted with a $5,000 application fee.


Licensee announcements are expected to be announced by April 15.


Dispensaries licensed in accordance with Chapter 329D, HRS cannot begin to dispense marijuana before July 15.

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