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Cashing in on hemp slowly but surely


    Rep. Cynthia Thielen, a big champion of hemp cultivation, is in her office at the State Capitol. She is surrounded by hemp products such as hemp stalks, hemp concrete, clothes made from hemp and other hemp products.

Why all the hoops to jump through to put a new crop into the ground, especially considering that Hawaii agriculture needs replacements for sugar? The issue here is that hemp and marijuana are two varieties of the same species: cannabis sativa. Read more

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