Hawaii Dispensaries Not Yet Profitable.
It's been a little over two years since Hawaii's first medical cannabis dispensary opened up (Maui Grown Therapies) and since that time we've seen the number of dispensaries grow to 12 across Hawaii. Patient numbers have also grown from a little over 10,000 certified medical cannabis card holders to more than 26,000 as of this summer. That's good growth but it's not yet enough for the dispensaries providing this important medicine to finally make a profit. If you're a medical card holder you've likely been in a dispensary and you've seen how beautiful, and costly, dispensaries such as Maui Grown Therapies and Aloha Green have made themselves. As an example, Maui Grown Therapies has spent 17 million dollars in creating their retail store and upcountry production facility. The result is a world-class dispensary that will need to turn a profit to continue providing medicine to Maui's medical marijuana patients. If you support medical marijuana as a medicine be sure to buy your cannabis medicine at a licensed dispensary, not only for your health, but also to help keep the dispensaries running in your community.