Glass artist Mark Nowicki displays his handmade bongs at the O.G Tubes booth at the marijuana expo at the Hawaii Convention Center on July 19. Image: Cory Lum, Civil Beat.

Competition will be fierce for Hawaii’s eight licenses to grow and sell medical cannabis. Many other types of businesses are looking for a piece of the action as well.

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Michael Irish is a longtime Oahu businessman best known as CEO of Diamond Head Seafood Wholesale and Keoki’s Lau Lau.
 
But next year, he may be involved in a different industry — growing marijuana and selling it at Hawaii’s newly legalized medical cannabis dispensaries.
 
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