The Hawaii Health Department on Friday released the scores for the 66 applications for eight medical marijuana dispensary licenses, which were awarded in late April.

“To meet the ambitious and expedited time schedule for the selection process and given the large number of applications to review, the vetting process was conducted concurrently with the scoring of the applications,” said Keith Ridley, chief of the department’s Office of Health Care Assurance, in a news release.

Here’s the complete list of scores and rankings (names in bold were those selected):

While all applications were scored, the release says, 12 applicants who did not submit the requisite documentation or whose documentation did not establish compliance with the requirements were not ranked in the final compilation of scores.

The department is working with Bio Track THC to establish the web-based seed-to-sale computer tracking system for dispensaries.

And the department’s State Laboratories Division has established a certification process for medical marijuana testing facilities and applications that are available at

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The Health Department released the scores and rankings of applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses Friday. Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

“It’s an exciting time, launching this new industry in Hawaii,” said Margaret Leong, supervisor of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program, in the release. “So far, the licensing staff have met in person with seven of the licensees and the discussions have been really productive and beneficial to all of us.

“The licensees have generously shared their knowledge of the industry gained through the application process, and we’ve been able to provide more specific guidance to ensure that their facilities conduct operations in compliance with all state requirements to be able to open their dispensaries in a timely manner,” she said.

For more information about the dispensary program, visit the department’s site here and Civil Beat’s archives here.

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