May 11, 2021 at 12:27 p.m. HST
* Updated May 11 at 12:30 p.m.
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 the immediate closure of Pono Life Sciences medical cannabis production and retail.
Depiction of the Pono Life Maui Education Center, Maui. PC: Pono Life Sciences
State officials say the NOVO was issued due to licensee’s continued failure to provide annual independent financial audits under Chapter 329D, Hawai’i Revised Statutes and Chapters 11-850, Hawai’i Administrative Rules. Licensee has 20 days from receipt of notification to request a hearing about the competition.
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 Maui Grown Therapies in Kahului and Lahaina.