The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has approved a fourth medical canabis retail facility for Pono Life Maui at 95 E. Līpoa St. in Kīhei.
The new location, owned by Maui Pono Life Sciences, has passed its final on-site inspection, and opened Oct. 10.
Liam Gimon, the state’s dispensary licensing section supervisor, said in a press release that the new dispensary will provide much-needed access to patients on Maui.
This will be Maui’s seventh retail dispensary and the 24th in Hawaiʻi.
As of Sept. 30, 2023, there are 32,693 in-state patients and 2,817 caregivers registered statewide for medical canabis. This includes 5,606 patients and 521 caregivers on Maui.
The primary reported condition for registered adult patients is severe pain. The primary reported conditions for patients under 18 are seizures and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the press release.
Registered patients and their caregivers may purchase up to four ounces of medical cannabis during a 15-consecutive day period and purchase a maximum of eight ounces during a 30-consecutive day period. When bringing medical cannabis home after purchasing it from a dispensary, the medical cannabis must be in a sealed container and not visible to the public.
All use of medical cannabis must be on private property and may not be used in any moving vehicle, at work, at the beach, on hiking trails, or in any other public space. It is illegal to use or possess medical cannabis on any federally owned property, such as military installations and national parks.
Maui’s licensed medical canabis retail centers:
Maui Grown Therapies
- 44 Pa‘a St. in Kahului
- 7 Ᾱewa Pl, #3 in Makawao
Maui Pono Life Sciences
- 415 Dairy Road in Kahului
- 115 N. Market St. in Wailuku
- 149 Hāna Hwy, Ste. 2 in Pāʻla
- 95 E. Līpoa St. in Kīhei
More information on the Medical Cannabis Dispensary Program is available at http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabis/.