May 1, 2016

Woody Harrelson’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Gets Denied In Hawaii

May 1, 2016
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woody harrelson marijuana
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I have been a Woody Harrelson fan for a very long time. I grew up watching Cheers on television, and White Men Can’t Jump is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. But Woody Harrelson’s acting career is not the only reason why I like him so much. Woody Harrelson has been a tireless champion for cannabis reform, and was once arrested for planting hemp. So I was sad to find out that his application to open one of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries didn’t get approved. Per Reuters:

Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson’s bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii was rejected on Friday, as the state approved eight of more than 60 applicants, officials said.

Harrelson, who is best known for his roles in the film “White Men Can’t Jump” and 1980s sitcom “Cheers,” had applied for a license on behalf of his company Simple Organic Living LLC.

The actor, who for more than a decade has spoken in favor of pot and is on the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, made national headlines earlier this year when his application became public.

I’d be interested to know if Woody is open to exploring opening a dispensary in another state. I live in Oregon, and the barrier to entering the industry is much lower here. As such, there about a zillion dispensaries, so it’s not the most lucrative marketplace from a competitive standpoint. But I know I’d shop there! The best of luck to Woody in the future!


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