Front Page - 2016 Summer UpdateThe Hawai‘i Dispensary Alliance is pleased to announce the release of the Summer 2016 Omnibus Edition of the HDA Industry Update.  This unique, members-only resource is the premier industry publication written exclusively for Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana industry.

In this extra-large summer issue, we present a number of different articles that will appeal to dispensaries, patients, doctors, and related businesses alike.

First up is a final recap of the 2016 legislative season and the industry’s success in introducing, supporting, and passing HB2707 (Act 230). We also preview a few of the ideas that the Alliance has for the next legislative session and we want to hear from you about how you want to see Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana regulations change to meet your needs as a patient, dispensary, or related business.

Next is the first in a series of profiles of Hawai‘i’s new dispensaries. This month, the spotlight is on Lau Ola, LLC, one of the two new Big Island dispensaries and their plans to build a world-class dispensary.

The third article examines Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how medical marijuana can help patients suffering from PTSD. New research studies are under way, some with significant connections to Hawai‘i’s new dispensary system, and the Alliance looks forward to continuing to support Hawai‘i as a destination and source of ground breaking medical research in this field.

The next two articles provide step-by-step registration instructions and explanations for doctors interested in providing medical marijuana certifications for their patients and for patients interested in obtaining their medical marijuana certifications. There is also a chart of all of the state medical marijuana programs and the ailments recognized in each state.

The sixth article provides an in-depth look at the Alliance’s fiscal forecasts for Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana industry over the next few years. Hawai‘i can expect substantial growth and become a center for medical marijuana technology development and medical innovation with significant economic follow-on effects for the rest of Hawai‘i’s economy.

Next is an article of interest to dispensaries and local communities alike concerning the different options for community engagement that dispensaries could engage in. Based on interviews with successful dispensary systems across the country, this article details the types of programs that deliver positive results for communities and dispensaries alike.

Finally, this edition’s long read is intended as a handy reference about what is happening in the medical marijuana industry nationally. Dispensaries, patients, related businesses, and government officials can all use this resource to find appropriate models on which to base future actions and legislative priorities.

It is the Alliance’s mission to provide up-to-date and relevant industry information to the patients, dispensary applicants, and related businesses of Hawai‘i’s growing medicinal cannabis industry.  If you are not yet an Alliance member, join today to receive the HDA Industry Update every month and to take an active role in the future of Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana industry.  Contact us today and we will send you the April 2016 edition of the newsletter absolutely free to say thank you for your interest!  You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter.

HDA Releases the Summer 2016 Omnibus Edition of the HDA Industry Update