The Hawaii State Department of Health on Friday issued another licensed medical cannabis dispensary credential for Big Island Grown Dispensaries.

The company’s third retail center is located in Kailua-Kona at 74-5617 Pawai Place. Big Island Grown Dispensaries opened its second retail location in Waimea (64-1040 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 101) earlier this year and its first retail center opened in Hilo (750 Kanoelehua Ave., Suite 104) in January.

There are now a total of 11 licensed retail dispensary locations operating on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Island.

Aloha Green, a medical marijuana dispensary on King Street in Honolulu. There are now 11 locations to obtain med pot in the state. Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The other licensed retail centers operating in the state are:

  • Maui Grown Therapies, located at 44 Pa‘a St. in Kahului, Maui;
  • Aloha Green, in the Interstate Building at 1314 South King St. in Honolulu;
  • Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC, at 415 Dairy Road in Kahului, Maui;
  • Noa Botanicals, located at 1308 Young St. in Honolulu;
  • Cure Oahu, located at 727 Kapahulu Ave. in Honolulu;
  • + GREEN ALOHā Dispensary at 4-1565 Kuhio Highway in Kapaa, Kauai;
  • Noa Botanicals, located at 46-28 Kawa St. in Kaneohe;
  • Hawaiian Ethos, located at 73-5613 Olowalu Street, Suite 7 in Kailua-Kona.

According to a DOH press release Friday, there are more than 26,000 medical cannabis patients and over 2,000 caregivers registered statewide.

Nearly one-third of patients of these patients and about one-fifth the caregivers reside on Hawaii Island.

Registered patients and caregivers can buy up to 4 ounces of medical cannabis during a 15-consecutive day period, and a maximum of 8 ounces over a 30-consecutive day period.

The cannabis must be “in a sealed container and not visible to the public,” says DOH.

It may only be used on private property and not in a car while “on the road, at work, at the beach, on hiking trails or in any other public space.”

And it is illegal to use or possess med pot on federal property such as military bases and national parks. Click here for more info on all that.

As Civil Beat reported Friday, Gov. David Ige vetoed a bill that would have to allowed interisland transport of med pot, something that “would have been especially helpful for patients on Molokai and Lanai, which have no dispensaries.”

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