Representative Cynthia Thielen (H District 50 Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) makes brief comments on the chamber floor of the House of representatives in support of SB 2659, an industrial Hemp pilot program. “Hemp, Hemp Hooray.”

SB 2659 SB2659 SD2 HD1 CD1 Establishes an industrial hemp pilot program to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp and distribution of its seed in Hawaii through limited activities by licensee-agents of the board of agriculture for purposes of agricultural or academic research. Appropriates funds for industrial hemp pilot program administrative costs and program coordinator and inspector positions within the department of agriculture. Repeals on June 30, 2021.

The bill Passed Final Reading as amended on May 3, 2016.