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Hawaii Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Hemp with No License Required

A bill that would treat hemp like other crops such as tomatoes, allowing it to be grown by anyone without a license, has been approved by its initial committee in Hawaii. The House Agricultural Committee approved House Bill 773 with a unanimous 7 to 0 vote. The measure makes it so that “No person shall …

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Hemp Bill Signed Into Law in Hawaii

Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed into law a bill that establishes a pilot program allowing for the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. The signing comes roughly two months after the measure was approved unanimously by the state’s House and Senate. Specifically, Senate Bill 2659 calls for the creation of an industrial hemp pilot …

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Hawaii Legislative Committee Gives Unanimous Approval to Hemp Legalization Bill

A bill to establish a pilot program allowing for the cultivation and production of industrial hemp has been given unanimous approval by the state’s House Finance Committee, roughly a month after the measure was unanimously passed by the state’s full Senate. Senate Bill 2659 would create an industrial hemp pilot program that would allow farmers …

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Hawaii Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Bill to Legalize Hemp

Hawaii’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, …

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University of Hawaii Receives Approval from DEA to Import Hemp Seeds from Australia

The University of Hawaii has received a permit from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to import hemp seeds from Australia, to be used as part of the state’s Industrial Hemp Research Project. ‚ÄúThis project is just the first step in establishing Hawaii as a leader in the growth and production of industrial hemp and its …

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