Big Island Dispensary Announces New Chief Executive Officer

January 7, 2019, 1:43 PM HST · Updated January 7, 1:43 PM
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Big Island Grown (B.I.G.) Dispensaries, one of two medical cannabis dispensary licensees on Hawaiʻi island, recently announced Dylan Shropshire as their new chief executive officer. Shropshire, who is also the founder of B.I.G., previously served as the company’s chief production officer.

This change comes as B.I.G. prepares to open three retail locations. The first location will open in mid-January at the Lehua Center in Hilo. The second location will open in the Malama Pono Center in Waimea and the third location will open in Kona at the Brewers Block.

“I am very pleased to take over the role of CEO, especially as we gear up to open our three retail locations this month,” Shropshire said. “This is a very exciting time in the medical cannabis industry, and I look forward to bringing the people of Hawaiʻi the highest quality medical cannabis and products.”

Raised on Hawaiʻi Island, Shropshire graduated from Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy before earning a double major in real estate finance and international business from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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With five generations of farming preceding him, Shropshire took over management for several agricultural businesses. Shropshire also has experience in sustainable land management and real estate development. In 2015, Shropshire put together a team, secured funding, and was awarded one of the eight medical cannabis dispensary licenses in Hawaiʻi. He also serves on the Board of the Hāmākua Soil and Water Conservation District, Hawaiʻi Export Nursery Association, and Hawai‘i Floriculture and Nurseryman’s Association.

More information about B.I.G. can be found on their website.

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