In Hawaii, the first hemp research program was approved by the state Legislature in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2016 that a formal pilot program for developing a new state crop was approved.
“Come gather round hempsters, in Hawaii Nei, It’s time to grow hemp in a very big way.”
The times are indeed changing for hemp, a crop that was once a staple of the American economy before being made a heavily regulated controlled substance because it comes from the same plant as marijuana.
Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component of marijuana.
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Ivy Ashe ~ Hawaii Tribune-Herald ~