Status: In Hawaii, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
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Number of Hawaii Licenses Available
Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guidelines
- Non-refundable application fee of $5,000.
- An application has to indicate that the applicants have resources in the amount of $1,000,000, plus a minimum of $100,000 for each retail dispensing location the applicant would like to operate. A dispensary licensee may operate up to two retail dispensing locations. If an applicant intends to operate two retail dispensing locations, the total money an applicant must have in reserve at the time of application $1,200,000.
- Applicants may apply for more than one license, but can only be issued one license. If an applicant qualifies for more than one license, the applicant will have to choose the county in which they wish to operate a dispensary.
All dispensary license applications were submitted January 29, 2016. The application process for a dispensary license in Hawaii is currently closed. Refer to the below resources to prepare for when the state opens applications again.
REQUIRED HAWAII MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR DISPENSARY APPLICATION:
- Business & Operations Plan Template
- Cultivation Plan Template
- Manufacturing/Processing Plan Template
- Environmental Plan Template
- Financial Plan Template
- Fire Safety Plan Template
- Inventory Control Plan Template
- Patient Education Plan Template
- Patient Recordkeeping Plan Template
- Product Safety Plan Template
- Security Plan Template
- Staffing Plan Template
- Suitability of Proposed Plan Template
- Transportation Plan Template
RECOMMENDED HAWAII MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR DISPENSARY APPLICATION:
The History of Hawaii Marijuana
House Bill 321, a bill that establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries, passed on July 14th, 2015 – 10 years after the state legalized medical marijuana in 2000. The new law allows for 8 dispensary licenses, of which each licensee will be allowed up to 2 production and 2 retail dispensing locations, bringing that to a total of 32 medical marijuana locations in the entire state. The state awarded 8 licenses in April of 2016.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Cachexia, Cancer, Chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures, Glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, Multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity, Nausea
Update: On January 19, 2018, Senate Bill 2683 was introduced, which would legalize recreational use, possession, and sale of marijuana. It would also set up a system to regulate and tax marijuana and require licensing to operate marijuana establishments. You can read the bill and watch it’s progress here.