The Hawaii Department of Health has approved Lau Ola to cultivate and sell medical marijuana. A “notice to proceed to acquire and cultivate cannabis” was issued.
This brings the state’s total marijuana companies to eight, according to West Hawaii Today. The state is capping the number of dispensaries to eight – for now. Six license holders are already open and serving patients.
Patients can expect Lau Ola to open its doors by early 2019 at the latest. Lau Ola will have locations available in Kona, Waimea and Hilo. CEO Richard Ha expects to open these locations a month apart from each other.
Ha said, “We’ve actually started growing now. And once you’re there, that’s pretty much it, we’re just about there.”
The Hilo location will be the first to open. Prior to opening, several informational meetings for locals to learn about Hawaii’s marijuana laws and education about medical marijuana will be held.