Medical marijuana patients on the Big Island are feeling relief as the first medical marijuana dispensary has opened on the island.
Hours before doors opened, customers started arriving outside the dispensary according to a HawaiiNewsNow article.
“I’m very excited. We’ve been following this for many years,” said resident Clarence Baber in the article.
“People can get the relief they need and that’s a great thing,” said Baber.
“It’s important for us to have some place to go where you can get in safely,” said Jeffrey Mello. “Without dealing with police and the black market and always looking behind your back.”
“It’s been a great learning experience,” said Dylan Shropshire. “With getting the license and really understanding what’s necessary to roll out the proper infrastructure and production and retail locations so you can follow the law and get properly controlled and tested medication to patients.”
The dispensary currently offers four strains of flower but has plans to increase this to 50 in the next two months.
Hawaii has 6,659 medical cannabis card-holders.