After being dropped due to issues with negotiation and deadlines, the Senate and House negotiators have revived and approved the bill for medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Hawaii. The negotiators came to a compromise of eight dispensary licenses with two dispensaries on Big Island, three dispensaries on Oahu, two on Maui and one on Kauai. Exact locations of the dispensaries has not been determined at this time and is based on the State Department of Health (DOH).
Medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Hawaii since the year 2000. Medical marijuana patients have no legal way to purchase the marijuana and are responsible to grow it themselves or have a caregiver grow it for them.
An approved dispensary would pay a $75,000 license fee and a $50,000 annual fee. A $5,000 fee would be required to apply for a license which would be a non-refundable fee.