STATEMENT FROM THE HAWAII CANNABIS EXPO
(Honolulu, HI) – “We regret to hear some of the Hawaii dispensary owners are disappointed in our event. It has been our goal since 2015 to educate the public on the myriad of potential benefits offered by the Cannabis plant and provide attendees with accurate information on how to safely access cannabis in Hawaii as a registered patient”
“We flew in subject matter experts from all over the world to provide educational seminars to teach our guests about CBD oil, Cannabis and Cancer and home-growing techniques. There are over 20,000 registered medical cannabis cardholders in the state and they are allowed to grow their own medicine at home. We had over 100 vendors this year, with some providing tools and information for home-growing purposes”
“We are satisfied with the security work-plan that was implemented and complied with the rules and regulations of the venue, while delivering an event free of fights, thefts or major issues. As planning begins for future events we will work with all industry stakeholders to ensure any issues are addressed.
OUR GOAL: The Hawaii Cannabis Expo aims to educate the public on the myriad of potential benefits offered by the Cannabis plant and provide attendees with accurate information on how to safely access cannabis in Hawaii as a registered patient. If you need more information on receiving your State of Hawaii 329 registration card, More information from the Department of Health can be found HERE.
CANNABIS IN HAWAII:
Since the year 2000, Hawaii Legislators created the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. Qualifying conditions include: cancer, glaucoma, HIV (+) status, chronic or debilitating disease: Severe pain, severe nausea, seizures (epilepsy), severe & persistent muscle spasms (from Multiple Sclerosis or Crohn’s Disease), severe weakness, malnutrition or weight loss. Effective January 1, 2015, the Hawaii’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program was transferred from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health, according to Act 177. The state’s Department of Health will develop administrative rules, including licensing application criteria and regulations, for a medical marijuana dispensary system. Applications will be accepted beginning early 2016. Hawaii has issued eight dispensary licenses and some have begun selling medical Cannabis to registered patients.