"It's crazy. It's crazy fast". That's how Dr. Harry Ako, the lead researcher on UH Manoa’s industrial hemp project, describes how well one of the varieties has taken to the local environment.
In just ten weeks, several plants have grown to nearly 10 feet in height.
"Notice they destroy the weeds underneath because they grow so much faster than the weeds" he continued.
Longtime advocates were thrilled with the results.