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Hawaii legislators on the House Agriculture Committee will consider several bills this week that would allow the commercial production of hemp and legalize the sale of hemp-derived products.

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NEW YORK — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused.

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In today's call-in show, we talked CBD in Hawaii. What is it? And why do you see it advertised and for sale everywhere? It's in oils, food, lotions and creams, even though the state Department of Health says state law prohibits it in cosmetics.

The compound is found in hemp and marijuana, but it doesn't get you high. Across the country, state and federal regulators seem to be at odds about whether CBD is safe or legal. 

Our guests today are:

  • Greg Edwards, Supervisor, Hawaii Department of Health, Food and Drug Branch
  • Me Fuimaono-Poe, Family Nurse Practitioner at Malie Cannabis Clinic

We talk e-cigarettes and vaping in Hawaii with Lola Irvin and Dr. Lance Ching from the state Department of Health; and Jostin Iriarte and Shannon Stevenson from Hi Lyfe Vaporz.

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TVR, Vacation Rental Citations; Visitors Caught in TVR Crackdown; Mauna Kea Jobs; Hemp Investment

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It's illegal in Hawaii to manufacture, distribute or sell products containing cannibidiol or CBD but that hasn't stopped businesses from setting up shop in the islands. The state Health Department has taken the approach to educate retailers before it starts to fine them in the face of CBD industry’s rapid growth.

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Hawaii’s pet owners are increasingly turning to cannabidoil, a component of hemp, to help their beloved animals with physical and behaviorial problems, local veterinarians say. But several legislators and animal experts want to see the hemp-derived remedies regulated.

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Medical marijuana and CBD oil, are they the same? If not, what conditions can they be used for? And how can you get these products? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk about the science behind marijuana treatments.