HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH APPROVES
PRODUCTION CENTERS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA
THE LICENSEES IN KAUAI HAVE MET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR CULTIVATING MEDICINAL MARIJUANA AT THEIR APPROVED FACILITIES.
Kauai, HI: Eight medical marijuana dispensaries were licensed in the state of Hawaii and now the State Health Department of Hawaii has finally allowed them to cultivate marijuana in the Islands. Moreover, the Department of Health has also allowed Manoa Botanicals LLC for their second production center in Oahu and to Green Aloha Ltd. for their first production center on Kauai to acquire and cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes.
“These licensed dispensaries have developed excellent production sites in compliance with all state laws and regulations.” Said Keith Ridley, The Chief of the Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance. “These dispensaries and centers are capable of producing quality medicinal marijuana for the betterment of their patients as they meet all the criteria that was required.” He added. The Chief also appreciated the efforts done by these dispensaries to create higher standards of quality in Hawaii and hoped that a quality industry will be established in the state.
According to Brian Goldstein, the CEO of Manoa Botanicals, the dispensary has put a lot of efforts into the research, time as well as finances to meet the criteria required by the authorities and has assured that these facilities will prove to be beneficial for the patients.
Similar thoughts were shared by Justin Britt, the CEO of Green Aloha, Ltd. from Kauai.
Green also thanked the authorities for this historic approval and said that this will open new gates to the better treatment for the people of Kauai.
Besides the mandatory approval of the State’s Health Department, authorization is also required from the Narcotics Enforcement Division of the Hawaii State Department of Public Safety. All these licensed dispensaries in Kauai have met these requirements issued by the authorities and can now legally proceed towards the cultivation in the Island. Moreover, each dispensary is permitted to operate two production centers and two retail sites while each production center may grow up to 3,000 marijuana plants in its facility.