May 12, 2021 at 1:23 p.m. HST
The Hawaii Department of Health has appointed Pono Life Sciences Maui, LLC and its individual licensee, Dr. William Mitchell, Jr. issued a Notice of Violations and Orders.
The order revokes the Company and the individual’s medical cannabis pharmacy license and requires Pono Life Sciences’ immediate closure of medical cannabis production and retail.
The order was placed because Licensee continued to fail to submit the annual independent financial audits under Chapter 329D, Hawai’i Revised Statutes and Chapter 11-850, Hawai’i Administrative Rules (HAR). The licensee has 20 days from receipt of the NOVO to request a hearing to contest the notification.
Section 11-850-102 (b), HAR, provides that upon revocation of a pharmacy license, a licensee will immediately cease dispensing cannabis and manufactured cannabis products and cease all operations in pharmacy facilities. Pono Life Sciences’ retail location at 415 Dairy Road in Kahului is closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Registered medical cannabis patients on Maui may find an alternative pharmacy location at: https://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabisregistry/dispensaries/.