SB 2659 BILL SIGNING – Relating to Industrial Hemp

SB 2659 – establishes an industrial hemp pilot program through the Department of Agriculture which allows the cultivation of industrial hemp and distribution of hemp seed in Hawai‘i for purposes of agricultural or academic research. Comments by Governor David Ige, Representative Cynthia Thielen and Senator Mike Gabbard.

Bill signing with Senator and Reps

Left to right: Senator Sam Slom, Representatives Della Au Belatti, Cynthia Thielen, Senators Mike Gabbard and Will Espero – seated Governor David Ige.