Kaua’i, Hawaii has its first medical cannabis dispensary now that Green Aloha, which does business under the name Have a Heart, has passed the final state Department of Health inspections. It’s the sixth dispensary to open in Hawaii and the second for Aloha Green, which also operates a dispensary in Honolulu.
“Having a medical cannabis dispensary open on Kauai expands options for registered patients and their caregivers, providing greater access to meet medical needs. As dispensaries continue to open across the state, we remain committed to working collaboratively with the licensees to protect the safety of patients while ensuring an efficient and thorough inspection and certification process.” – Keith Ridley, chief of the Office of Health Care Assurance and medical cannabis dispensary program regulator, in a press release
Two other dispensaries have obtained Health Department licenses but have not passed the final agency inspection. Those dispensaries are expected to open their doors later this year.
Program registrants can purchase up to 4 ounces of medical cannabis during a 15-day period and 8 ounces over 30 days. Patients can also grow up to 10 plants and grow in co-ops. As of Dec. 31, 2023, the co-ops will be limited to five registered patients per site.