KAILUA-KONA — Medical marijuana patients in West Hawaii will soon have another outlet to legally secure their medicine with next month’s opening of Big Island Grown’s third location, in Kailua-Kona.
Lau Ola LLC, which does business as Big Island Grown (B.I.G.), received on Friday from the state Department of Health its formal notice to proceed allowing the company to open its third dispensary retail center at Brewery Block in Kailua-Kona, next to Kona Brewing Co.
Big Island Grown COO Dylan Shropshire and CEO Jaclyn Moore said in a statement to West Hawaii Today that the company is proud to open the maximum number of retail centers it is permitted to by state law to accommodate patient needs on the leeward side of Hawaii Island, a land mass of approximately 4,028 square miles. B.I.G. opened its first dispensary retail center in Hilo in January, followed by a satellite location in Waimea in March.
“This created a geographical challenge for Hawaii Island patients to access cannabis medicine,” Shropshire said. “Big Island Grown has been committed to improving access to cannabis medicine by opening the maximum allowable retail locations for the benefit of all patients on Big Island.”
Like at its Hilo and Waimea retail centers, West Hawaii patients visiting the B.I.G.’s Kona location can expect the “same quality of experience and deals,” the company’s executive leadership said.
Among the initial “menu offerings,” as the company calls them, will be a “robust selection of newly harvested high-grade flowers,” different types or flavors of concentrates, soft and hard lozenges, pharmacist-compounded topical pain cream, various tinctures, and several flavors of solvent-free and solvent-less cartridges.
The company did not provide a range of cost for its products, but noted they would be the same as Hilo and Waimea.