Aloha Alliance,

The Hawaii State Department of Health Cannabis Registry Program posted the latest patient growth numbers for November 2017.

  • Patient numbers grew by only 84 new patients in November 2017: from 19,666 to 19,750 at the end of the month. Total patient numbers have increased 22.4% from the beginning of the year.
  • This significant decrease in new patients in November is in part a result of the short-staffed Registry Program, DOH’s inability to fill three open positions in a timely manner, and an increasing turnaround time to process applications, which is now at 10 days.
  • Additional breakdowns of patient numbers by county, age, gender, and condition will be released in January 2018, and 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 Releases November Patient Numbers