Hawaii Hemp Task Force

 Act 263, SLH 2023, created the Hemp Task Force to be jointly convened by Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Hawaii Department of Health to gather data and information to better understand the hemp industry. Funding for a hemp consultant was also appropriated to help the Task Force in identifying the infrastructure needs of Hawaii hemp farmers and the hemp industry, considering the unique needs and geographic spread of licensed hemp farmers and the various hemp sector needs.

The Task Force consists of hemp producers from each island proportionate to the total number of USDA hemp licenses issued, and sector representative for fuel, building, general fiber, cannabinoid, and grain food sectors. The Task Force will be dissolved on August 30, 2024 and will report its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2025.

Hawaii Hemp Task Force Meeting Schedule

All of the meetings are open to the public and in person at the Plant Quarantine Branch Conference Room, located at 1849 Auiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819, and with remote access via Zoom.

Hawaii Hemp Task Force Members

PDF List

Meeting Date Time Applicable Documents
Friday, July 24, 2024 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (HST) Notice of 07/24/2024 Meeting & Agenda- PDF
Friday, July 12, 2024 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 07/12/2024 Meeting & Agenda- PDF
Presentation #1- PDF
Presentation #2- PDF
Recording of the 07/17/2024 meeting
Meeting Summary 07/12/2024 Hawaii Hemp Task Force- PDF
Friday, June 21, 2024 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Recording of the 06/21/2024 meeting
Meeting Summary 06/21/2024 Hawaii Hemp Task Force- PDF
Friday, June 14, 2024 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Recording of the 06/14/2024 meeting
Meeting Summary 06/14/2024 Hawaii Hemp Task Force- PDF
Friday, May 17, 2024 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (HST) Recording of the 05/17/2024 meeting
Meeting Summary 05/17/2024 Hawaii Hemp Task Force- PDF