Hawaii orders Pono Life Maui to cease medical cannabis production and retail

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Posted: May 11, 2021 / 12:49 pm HST
Updated: May 11, 2021 / 12:51 p.m. HST

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The state is revoking medical cannabis pharmacy license for Pono Life Sciences Maui, LLC and its individual licensee, Dr. William Mitchell, Jr. after the Department of Health issues notice of violations and orders.

Pono Life Sciences must immediately cease manufacturing and retailing medicinal cannabis.

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The regulation was enacted because it still failed to provide statutory annual independent financial audits. The licensee has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the notice.

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Pono Life Sciences’ retail location at 415 Dairy Road in Kahului will remain closed until further notice.

Registered medical cannabis patients on Maui may find an alternative location for the pharmacy Here.