We shouldn’t be surprised, but after the Washington, Colorado, Oregon and most recently the Nevada issues. Always the same; too many customers, not enough stock and a touch too much red tape.
Just apply any state in the union before the following articles.. it just so happens we’re in the middle of the pacific this time.
Hawaii Officials Prepare for a Big Boost in Cannabis Patients
Hawaiians are certainly no different as more than 18,000 patients have already registered with the state’s medical program. Aloha State officials are now expecting a surge in patient numbers now that regulated dispensaries are now coming online (although not without some regulatory hiccups).
Hawaii Says ‘Aloha’ to Legal Medical Marijuana Sales
Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary sells out in days
The state’s only licensed lab is the bottleneck
Maui Grown Therapies says it had expected its most recent batch of flowers to clear state lab certification by Saturday, but that didn’t happen, The Maui News reported. Company officials said it sold out its first batch of certified flowers Saturday.
Maui Grown Therapies opened for business Tuesday. Company officials say the dispensary could only sell flowers — resulting in depleted flower stocks on Maui and “disappointed patients.”
The company said it needs the Department of Health’s State Labs Division “to help unclog a backlog of products so Maui patients can have access to quality-assured medicinal cannabis products.”