PONO LIFE MAUI - Hawaii's leading provider of medical cannabis
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Cannabis dispensary marks one year in business

By Colleen Uechi, The Maui News, August 11, 2018 – PDF


Hawaii workers’ comp insurer rescinds pot payout

By Kristen Consillio, Star Advertiser, July 2, 2018 – PDF



Conference highlights benefits of cannabis

By Colleen Uechi, The Maui News, January 8, 2018 – PDF




Kahului marijuana testing lab gets OK to begin operations

By Lee Imada, The Maui News, October 19, 2017 – PDF



Second dispensary to open on Maui

By Lee Imada, The Maui News, September 30, 2017 – PDF


Hawaii’s medical marijuana industry is budding

KITV, September 29, 2017 – PDF


Maui’s second medical marijuana dispensary receives state approval to begin sales

By Anna Hrushka, Pacific Business News, September 29, 2017 – PDF


Hawai‘i Department of Health issues Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC notice to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients

Press Release, The Department of Health, September 29, 2017 – PDF


Way cleared for cannabis dispensaries to begin selling products without smoke

By Chris Sugidono, The Maui News, September 21, 2017  – PDF


State Gives first Nod to Oahu cannabis testing lab

By The Maui News, August 3, 2017 – PDF


How to Get a Rec in Hawaii and Cultivate Medical Marijuana (up to 7 plants)

By Doctor Frank, Blog, July 28, 2017



Medical marijuana dispensaries dealt major blow as company pulls insurance policy

By Howard Dashefsky, KOHN-2 June 28, 2017 – PDF


Medical Care for Opioid Overdoses Increases

By Kristen Consillio, Honolulu Star Advertiser, June 21, 2017 – PDF


Testing Maui’s Marijuana

By Colleen Uechi, Hawaii Public Radio, June 6, 2017 – PDF


Pono Life starts lab testing of marijuana crop

By Lee Imada, The Maui News, June 1, 2017 – PDF


State confirms new timeline for medical marijuana as dispensaries harvest first crops

By Howard Dashefsky, KOHN-2, May 23, 2017 – PDF


Maui medical marijuana dispensary opens offices on Oahu

By The Maui News, April 24, 2017  – PDF


Hawaii’s medi-juana dispensaries prepare for license renewals as state delays continue

By Anna Hrushka, Pacific Business News, April 21, 2017 – PDF


Medical marijuana company opens office with focus on education

By KHON 2, April 20, 2017 – PDF 


Medical marijuana dispensary Pono Life Sciences Maui opens office in Downtown Honolulu

By Anna Hrushka, Pacific Business News, April 20, 2017 – PDF


Pono Life Maui Establishes Honolulu Office for Cannabis Education

By Maui Now, April 20, 2017 – PDF


Hawaii medical cannabis program lagging despite patient surge

By Marijuana Business Daily, April 13, 2017 – PDF


April Meeting Notes from the Act 230 Working Group – Laboratory and New Dispensary Delays

By Hawaii Dispensary Alliance, April 12, 2017 – PDF


Number of medical marijuana patients soars as state preps for dispensaries

By Lisa Kubota, Hawaii News Now, April 12, 2017 – PDF 


State’s medical cannabis program questioned about delays

By Mika Miyashima, KITV 4, April 12, 2017 – PDF



Hawaii Medical Marijuana Moves Forward with Cultivator Licenses

By Chloe Sommers, The Weed Blog, February 22, 2017 – PDF


4th medical marijuana dispensary gets green light to acquire, grow

By Hawaii News Now, February 15, 2017


Pono Life Sciences Maui Approved as Med Marijuana Producer

By Big Island Now, February 15, 2017 – PDF


Cultivation OK’d at Pono Life marijuana dispensary

By The Maui News, February 15, 2017 – PDF


Second Maui Dispensary Approved to Acquire, Grow Marijuana

By Maui Now, February 14, 2017 – PDF


Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC gets state approval to grow medical marijuana

By Anna Hrushka, Pacific Business News, February 14, 2017 – PDF


Hawaii Department of Health approves Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC to acquire and cultivate medical marijuana

By The State of Hawaii Department of Health, February 14, 2017 – PDF


Hawaii Department of Health Approves Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC to Acquire and Cultivate Medical Marijuana

By WeedWire, MJINews, February 14, 2017 – PDF


Fourth company gets OK to grow medical marijuana in Hawaii

By Kristen Consillio, Star Advertiser, February 14, 2017 – PDF


Hawaii medical marijuana dispensaries finally get green light to grow

By The Associated Press, The Cannabist, January 26, 2017 


Hawaii Dispensaries Can Start Growing Medical Marijuana Soon

By Anita Hofschneider, Honolulu Civil Beat, January 25, 2017 – PDF


Extra security sought as medical pot taxes are expected in cash

By Kevin Dayton, Star Advertiser, January 10, 2017 – PDF


Maui Dispensary Opens Cannabis Education Center

By Rachelle G, Bud Puds, January 7, 2017 – PDF


State beefs up security in anticipation of major cash influx from medical marijuana
By Alexander Zannes, KHON-2, January 5, 2017



Here’s what one dispensary on Maui plans on doing for patients and families
By Associated Press, The Cannabist, December 23, 2016


Maui pot dispensary to feature public education center
By Associated Press, The Island Packet, December 21, 2016 – PDF


Maui pot dispensary to feature public education center
By Associated Press, Hawaii News Now, December 21, 2016 – Correction Requested


Group plans to dispense education along with pot
By Chris Sugidono, The Maui News, December 20, 2016


Pono Life Maui showcases cannabis education center
KITV, December 19, 2016


Maui pakalolo outfit opens education center
By Kathryn Mykleseth, Star Advertiser, December 19, 2016 – PDF


Maui dispensary unveils cannabis education center
Maui Now, December 19, 2016


Maui’s Leading Medical Marijuana Provider – Pono Life Maui – Showcases its first dispensary
Pono Life Maui, December 18, 2016 – Press Release


Licensees explain delays behind opening of medical pot dispensaries
By Jim Mendoza, Hawaii News Now, July 11, 2016


Winning dispensary license application scores
By Star-Advertiser staff, June 25, 2016


Marijuana businesses told to pick up licenses
By Kristen Consillio, Star Advertiser, May 20, 2016


Medical Marijuana Scores Released
By Anita Hofschneider, Civil Beat, May 19, 2016


Licensed dispensaries can start selling legal marijuana in July
By Kristen Consillio, Star Advertiser, May 17, 2016


State awards 8 licenses to dispense marijuana
By Kristen Consillio, Star Advertiser, April 30, 2016


Hawaii announces 8 medical marijuana license winners
By Star-Advertiser and The Associated Press, April 29, 2016


State of Hawaii announces medical marijuana dispensary license selections
By Anthony Pignataro, Mauitime.com, April 29, 2016


Two Maui Entities Get Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensees
By Maui Now, April 29, 2016


Hawaii selects eight companies to grow and sell medical marijuana
By Anita Hofschneider, Civil Beat, April 29, 2016


Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor
By Marina Starleaf Riker, The Associated Press, South Coast Today, April 29, 2016






State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Medical Marijuana Program
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program
Medical Marijuana Registry Program


University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Social Sciences, Public Policy Center
Act 230 Medical Marijuana Legislative Oversight Working Group


State of Hawaii, Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division