“They are beasts. I call them monsters. It's crazy. They are ten weeks old, and they got this big," said UH researcher Harry Ako.
According to Ako, the plants are not only drought-resistant and self-weeding, they're organic too. There has been no use of pesticides or fertilizer.
The ceremonial harvest celebrated results that have yielded robust plants in a short window of time.
With the potential of three crops a year, lawmakers who support the development of a Hawaii hemp industry say it's time to drop the stigma.