A new report from Hawaii’s medical cannabis industry calls for less regulation as concerns grow over the sustainability of dispensaries in the state.
The Hawaii Cannabis Industry Association paid for the report conducted by well-known economist Paul Brewbaker.
It notes that 31% of cannabis patients are getting cannabis from licensed dispensaries, while 69% are getting their cannabis some other way. The report says this points to a failure to deter the sale of illegal cannabis.
Another concern: The report cites that sales have plummeted in recent years — from growth of 110% in 2019 to 68% in 2020 to just 12% last year.
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