Hawaii Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Bill to Legalize Hemp

hempfieldHawaii’s full House of Representatives has given unanimous approval to legislation that woud explicitly legalize the cultivation, production and distribution of hemp in the state. The measure – House Bill 2555 – now heads to the Senate, where it’s expected to pass.

Under the proposed law, introduced by Representative Kaniela Ing (D-Kihei) with 34 cosponsors, those wanting to cultivate hemp will be legally authorized to do so, as long as they receive a license from the state’s Department of Argiculture.

“Farmers called for the legalization of industrial hemp, and I am ecstatic to help answer that call”, says Rep. Ing, who calls the measure “the most robust industrial hemp bill being considered this year,” saying it follows models in Kentucky and Colorado.

The full text of House Bill 2555 can be found by clicking here.

2 comments

    • Bobette Lloyd on March 19, 2017 at 11:26 am
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    I have land to lease out in Kauai. Anyone interested? No red dirt, cattle land. No more cattle. The whole 2+ acres with house is for sale.

    • Graham on March 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm
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    But Hemp Pollen will Drift and Pollinate the Good Ganja making it go to Seed and the seeds will produce weaker Less THC buds ..

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