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Plants grow at the home of Jeremy Nickle, in his backyard in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nickel, who owns Hawaiian Holy Smokes and is applying for a dispensary, grows a variety of strains and has a medical marijuana card. (AP Photo/Marina Riker)

As reported by Howard Dashefsky on KHON2 on June 28, the business of selling medical marijuana in Hawaii just became more complicated.

Insurance company Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC) announced it will stop providing workers’ compensation insurance to seven of the eight businesses waiting for licenses to begin selling their product in dispensaries. This makes it even more difficult to start operating a medical marijuana dispensary because state law requires all companies to provide workers compensation for employees.

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