Hawaii Plans to Be First Cashless Cannabis State

State officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying they want to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii won’t be allowed to accept cash beginning as soon as Oct. 1 and will […]

Hawaii Finally Has First Legal Marijuana Sale in Maui Dispensary

Hawaii history was made today with the first legal sale of marijuana, nearly two decades after the state approved the use of pot for medical purposes. Fred Rickert was the first customer at Maui Grown Therapies when he bought pot at around noon. Maui Grown is the first of eight […]

Steep Hill Hawaii Launches, Receives ISO 17025 Accreditation

Spectra Analytical LLC, doing business as Steep Hill Hawaii, was the first cannabis-testing laboratory to be licensed by the State of Hawaii and opened for business on August 1st. Today the lab announced they received ISO 17025:2005 certifications in biological and chemical testing from Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc., according […]

BioTrackTHC Uses Amazon Web Service’s Government Cloud for Traceability System

BioTrackTHC, partnering with the Hawaii Department of Health, is deploying the first live seed-to-sale traceability system for cannabis in a FedRAMP-authorized environment, according to a press release. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide risk management platform that provides standards for security assessment, authorization and continuous […]