The leadership at Lau Ola is dedicated to growing their plants pesticide-free so patients don’t have toxic chemicals in their medicine. CEO Richard Ha has plenty of experience running an organic agriculture company, which he plans to bring to his current role. Lau Ola’s staff members are excited to work in a state that allows them to customize this natural medication every step of the way.
Lau Ola’s producers have already identified the strains they plan to sell. The chosen selection will cover the full spectrum of medical needs and come in several forms, including concentrates, resins, tinctures, creams and topicals. Everything will undergo testing for potency, quality and chemical composition.
While Lau Ola is finalizing the details of their business, they’ve hit the ground running with community service. For example, they donated tilapia grown in a company-owned reservoir to local community members. They also had a tent at a Relay for Life rally, where they educated patients about medical cannabis.
You must have a medical marijuana card to purchase medicine from a Hawaiian dispensary like Lau Ola. To get your card, you must work with your physician to identify your qualifying condition and submit a program application. Once the state has the information they need, you’ll receive a card in the mail.
Lau Ola has not established a physical location for their dispensary yet. Check their website regularly to see when they open for business.
Lau Ola provides residents of Hawaii County access to safe and legal medical marijuana. Along with this shop, only one other dispensary received a license to operate on the island of Hawaii. Lau Ola considers themselves a “triple bottom line” organization, focusing on the community socially, environmentally and economically.
In April 2018, Lau Ola plans to finish building their cultivation center. This timeline will allow them to open the business in the summer of 2018. Read their blog to keep up with the latest updates.