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Governor to Sign Industrial Hemp Bill

Posted April 29th, 2014 @ 1:01pm

Governor Neil Abercrombie plans to sign a bill to establish an industrial hemp research program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A signing ceremony is planned for Wednesday afternoon. The bill approves a two-year program to study industrial hemp remediation and biofuel research. State Representative Cynthia Thielen said passing the law could lead to Hawaii becoming a national and global player in the market for an environmentally-friendly crop. She estimates the U.S. industrial hemp market at 500- million-dollars per year.

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