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.
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