Lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday to expand industrial hemp operations in Hawaii.
The measure, HB2555, supports a public-private partnership to consider the benefits of industrial hemp to our state’s economy.
The measure has been cosigned by over 30 members in the House of Representatives.
A similar industrial hemp measure, SB2659, was introduced last week on the Senate side by Sen. Mike Gabbard.
As of now, there is only one plot of industrial hemp that’s allowed to be grown in Hawaii, and that’s the University of Hawaii’s research project in Waimanalo.