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UNITED WE GROW OUR HEMP ECONOMY
Hawaii Island Hemp Collective was initiated to help Unite the Industrial Hemp farmers and the community of Hawaii Island. HIHempCo.org is a hub for information, education, participation and more.
The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was signed on December 20, 2018, the 81-year prohibition ended -- making “Industrial Hemp” an “agricultural commodity” regulated by the USDA. The $900 billion-dollar 2018 Farm Bill includes crop and processing insurance for “industrial hemp”. Farm Bill signatories indicated that if a State’s Industrial Hemp Pilot program fails to provide a viable program, the USDA can and will step up to serve the farmers with USDA inspectors funded by the 2018 Farm Bill.
WE THE PEOPLE
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will."
~ Frederick Douglass, 1857
Responsible public demand is needed in Hawai'i, and in the rest of the world, for people to gain full, unlimited access to Cannabis. A federal emergency preparedness protocol, referred to as "essential civilian demand" in several federal documents, affords access to the "strategic resource" called "hemp" in seven Presidential Executive Orders.
Paul von Hartmann, author of Cannabis vs. Climate Change, 2014
UNITED WE GROW OUR INDUSTRIAL HEMP ECONOMY
To date, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has only issued 4 licenses to grow Industrial Hemp on the Big Island of Hawaii. The State of Hawaii had 4 years (since 2014 U.S. Farm Bill) to fund and promote a viable HDOA “Industrial Hemp Pilot Program” but to date they have failed us.
OREGON'S MODEL INDUSTRIAL HEMP PILOT PROGRAM
Oregon’s model Industrial Hemp Pilot program farmers are flying high and growing their economy with over about 8000 acres of industrial hemp harvested in 2018. HDOA’s Industrial Hemp program produced less than 1 acre. Let’s not reinvent the wheel, let’s adopt Oregon’s program as our own, for more information, click the button below.
As of December 20, 2018 and the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill -- “Industrial Hemp” is an “agricultural commodity”
We the People – demand our right to grow this “legal” crop on any and all agricultural lands. It is our Federal right and in the Hawaii State Constitution!
HAWAI’I STATE CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE XI: CONSERVATION, CONTROL AND DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Section 3. The State shall conserve and protect agricultural lands, promote diversified agriculture, increase agricultural self-sufficiency and assure the availability of agriculturally suitable lands. The legislature shall provide standards and criteria to accomplish the foregoing.
Lands identified by the State as important agricultural lands needed to fulfill the purposes above shall not be reclassified by the State or rezoned by its political subdivisions without meeting the standards and criteria established by the legislature and approved by a two-thirds vote of the body responsible for the reclassification or rezoning action. [Add Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]