Urge Lawmakers in Hawaii to Support Hemp!
We are optimistic overall about SB 2050, which establishes a CBD-friendly regulatory framework for consumable hemp products, including products sold as human or animal food or dietary supplements. It also makes clear that hemp products may be imported from other states (so long as the state has a federally compliant industrial hemp pilot program) and sold regardless whether they are approved by the FDA. We are, however, closely monitoring amendments to the bill which gives the Department of Health rulemaking authority for such products. Nonetheless, if this bill becomes law, there will be no confusion that the retail sale of CBD is legal in Hawaii!
HB 2102, on the other hand, is a step in the wrong direction. The bill outright bans the use of CBD from any food products, limits the sale of any hemp-derived products to individuals under the age of 21 and gives very broad authority to the Department of Health to regulate all industrial hemp-derived products. Given the current position of the Department of Health, which has misinterpreted the FDAs position on CBD products, we believe delegating such authority to the DOH will send Hawaii in the wrong direction and deter Hawaii growers, processors and manufacturers from investing and distributing hemp products in the state.
Please use our portal to encourage Hawaii legislators to support SB 2050 and defeat HB 2102. Our portal makes it super easy. Once you input your zip code, the appropriate email or state petition will populate—with your legislators already identified and an editable message prepared. With a simple click of the button, they will hear your voice loud and clear.
Even if you do not hail from the state of Hawaii, please share this page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts in Hawaii. Help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles, which have a national impact.