My research into Maui’s hemp initiative and the upcoming Maui hemp history week starts with a trip to the Maui Brewing Company (MBC) brewery in Kihei.

A small group of media has gathered to photograph Steve Rose of the Maui Hemp Institute, Sean McBride from Manitoba Harvest and Garrett Marrero of MBC as Maui’s first hemp seed beer is going in the giant steel vat.

This is the third annual hemp week celebration on Maui, but this time there’s a lot to celebrate and the event has grown. A change in public opinion on hemp and recent hemp legislation is opening doors for this age-old crop.

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Jen Russo ~ MauiTime.com ~

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