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Hemp festival Tuesday in Wahiawa

Posted on September 1, 2000

Honolulu, Hawaii — Legislators, government officials and agricultural experts will attend a celebration of Hawaii Industrial Hemp Field Day at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Wahiawa.

David P. West, lead scientist for the Hawaii Industrial Hemp Research Project, will present research findings and show different varieties of hemp grown in other parts of the world where hemp is a legal agricultural crop.

West planted the first hemp seed in U.S. soil in nearly 50 years last December as part of a the research project, which was authorized by the governor through Act 305.

“Two months from planting to harvest means Hawaii is an attractive breeding and production site for industrial hemp,” West said.

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