Hawaii legalized medical marijuana nearly 17 years ago, they started licensing dispensaries in 2015, but they still haven’t approved any labs to perform the required tests on the product.
This is from the associate Press:
HONOLULU (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries are beginning to open in Hawaii, but they’re not allowed to sell their products.
Instead, the leafy medicinal greens they’ve harvested are sitting on a shelf unsold because nearly a year after dispensaries were legally allowed to open, the state has not yet certified any labs to run required safety tests.
That means dispensaries such as Aloha Green on Oahu have no income despite payroll, rent and operations expenses that top $100,000 a month.
The dispensaries were supposed to open in July 2016, but legislators haven’t approved any software to track product from seed to shelf.
The labs haven’t been able to test the product because the regulations were changed.
With both politicians and bureaucrats involved nothing can possibly get done quickly.