Matt Barton / University of Kentucky Ag Communications

Gov. David Ige announced vetoes of 18 bills passed in 2019, including one that would have loosened the restrictions on growing hemp in Hawaii. Farmers are frustrated, but the governor says patience is required to stay in line with federal rules.

The Conversation: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

Hawaii on the Hill; Celebrating Hemp; Take A Staycation in Honolulu; Making It As A Playwright

Hawaii on the Hill: Sherry Menor-McNamara

Could Hemp Be The New Sugar on Maui?

Jan 13, 2016
Rep. Cynthia Thielen
Rep. Cynthia Thielen

It’s been a big week for agriculture in the state: the island’s last sugar plantation announced plans to close this year. But one state lawmaker sees an opportunity for a different kind of crop. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.