Second medical marijuana dispensary on Hawaii Island to begin retail sales

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo shows blankets of frost known as trichomes on a budding marijuana flower at an artisanal cannabis farm SLOgrown Genetics, the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Department of Health has issued a formal notice to proceed to Lau Ola LLC, dba Big Island Grown Dispensaries, for its second licensed medical cannabis dispensary retail center after passing its final onsite inspection.