Hawaii will hold its first three-day Cannabis Business Expo on July 17 at the Hawaii Convention Center hosted by the medical marijuana magazine Kaulana Na Pua.

“This first-ever three day expo will provide valuable information for those with an interest in this new budding industry,” said Sen. Will Espero in a press release.

The event is cosponsored by BioTrack, a seed-to-sale software development company.

It will feature vendors and classes for anyone interested in getting involved in Hawaii’s cannabis industry. Seminars will cover a range of issues including banking, security and government compliance.

“This expo is about putting our people back to work, providing safe access to medication, giving our patients and family members dignity, and taking charge of our safety and health concerns as consumers,” said event organizer Lynn Merrill in a press release. “The employment opportunities are limitless within the health field alone, and when you add in the actual dispensary itself, the people of our state are expecting a tsunami of economic growth.”

Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for 15 years, but the Legislature waited until this year to legalize dispensaries. The bill is expected to become law within the next two weeks.

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