Medical marijuana dispensary almost ready to open – Maui News


Maui Grown Therapies will be ready to sell medical marijuana products in July at its retail store in the Maui Lani Village Center, pending state Department of Health approval of a lab to test the products. Maui Grown Therapies photo

KAHULUI — Medical marijuana products could be available by July at one of Maui’s two licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, a company official said Wednesday.

The date will depend on the state Department of Health, which still needs to approve a lab for product testing before sales can begin, said Teri Freitas Gorman, director of community relations and patient affairs for Maui Grown Therapies.

In the meantime, the company is developing oils, tinctures, creams, topicals, capsules and other products in preparation for customers at its retail store in the Maui Lani Village Center.

The 2,112-square-foot building at 44 Pa’a St. will be open to the public — those at least 21 years and older — for viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and April 2. Photography and video recording are forbidden inside the dispensary, and cellphones only may be used outside due to state law.

“It’s been really fun to see this thing come to life, and now I think it has a bit of a personality, too,” Freitas Gorman said of the store. “It’s exciting.”

Maui Grown Therapies’ 2,112-square-foot retail store will be holding open houses to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and April 22. Photography and video recording are forbidden by state law. Once open for business, medical marijuana cardholders will be able to speak with dispensary workers about products and pricing inside the store’s education room (Third photo). Maui Grown Therapies photo

Freitas Gorman provided a tour Wednesday morning of the nearly completed facility, which was blessed last month. Maui

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