Aloha Alliance,

The Hawaii State Department of Health Cannabis Registry Program posted the fourth-quarter patient growth numbers for 2017.

  • Patient numbers increased dramatically from January through September, and then tapered off to a near stand still for the fourth quarter of the year.
  • There was a very slight increase in the number of certifying physicians and APRNs, but physician participation in the medical cannabis program still remains alarmingly low.
  • O‘ahu now has the majority of the state’s registered patients: O‘ahu has 39%, Hawai‘i has 30%, Maui has 21% and Kaua‘i has only 10%. With two open dispensaries on O‘ahu and no dispensary on Hawai‘i, the trend will continue into 2018.
  • The majority of patients in the medical cannabis program are 46 years old and above.
  • Additional breakdowns of patient numbers by county, age, gender, and condition for the fourth quarter of 2017 can be found here.

It is the Alliance’s mission to provide up-to-date and relevant industry information to the patients, current and future dispensaries, and related businesses of Hawai‘i’s growing medicinal cannabis industry. If you are not yet a member of the Hawai‘i Dispensary Alliance, join today to receive Cannabis Insider bi-monthly, and take an active role in the future of Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana industry. Contact us today and we will send you the Cannabis Insider November/December 2017 edition absolutely free. You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter. Raise your voice, take action, and join the Hawai‘i Dispensary Alliance today.

DOH 2017 Patient Numbers Fourth-Quarter Report