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Waikiki’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gets Green Light

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Aloha Green Apothecary gained approval to open and start serving medical marijuana to patients. Patients will be able to purchase flower, vape cartridges, topicals, concentrates and tinctures. Other forms of concentrate such as oral sprays and lozenges will also be available.

The dispensary’s hours are 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily, according to the Hawaii Star-Adviser. Discounts will be available for veterans and elder patients. The opening of this Waikiki location brings the state’s dispensary count to 12. Sales are expected to increase throughout the state now that it is a reciprocating state, allowing out-of-state medical marijuana patients access to their medicine while visiting.

Spokeswoman for Aloha Green Apothecary Helen Cho said, “As cannabis becomes more widely accepted across the nation and an increasing number of individuals use medical cannabis, more visitors are looking to secure a source of trusted medical cannabis as a critical part of their traveling plans. Our company strives to serve the needs of our local patients while also supporting the state’s efforts in maintaining and strengthening its stronghold as a destination economy.”

Michele Nakata of the Department of Health Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Program said, “Aloha Green’s Waikiki dispensary will help make cannabis for medical use more accessible to registered patients living in Hawaii as well as registered patients visiting the islands.”