It’s tempting to say we won the war. My feet are resting on a mulch-covered, old Central Maui sugarcane field in the process of conversion from barren, chemical-pumped dirt to nutrient-rich community farmland. I’m listening to presentations about the opportunities of hemp, and the speakers make the case for victory all the more seductive. Doug Fine, a best-selling author and … [Read more...] about Hemp Revolution: Growers across the state are ready. What’s holding them back?
A dozen or so years ago, it was rumored that pakalolo-seeking tourists on Front Street were being sold bags of oregano. Meanwhile, locals knew how to get the stickiest bud–usually from a friend of a friend in Paia. Although Operation Green Harvest was winding down, the whir of any helicopter blades flying overhead would instill fear and secrecy in the island’s best … [Read more...] about How the Maui Cannabis Conference bridges education with entrepreneurship
[Note: This post has been updated to include a new, reduced event price.] On Sunday, June 12, all Maui hemp lovers are invited to attend a Day at the Future Hemp-Food Forest. The event is co-sponsored by Hawaii Farmers Union United–Maui. Enjoy ”Hands on Day” with Farmer/Chef James Simpliciano and Doug Fine. Learn new information about hemp and natural farming methods that … [Read more...] about PRICE REDUCED: Day at the Future Hemp-Food Forest at Simplifresh Farms
My research into Maui’s hemp initiative and the upcoming Maui hemp history week starts with a trip to the Maui Brewing Company (MBC) brewery in Kihei. A small group of media has gathered to photograph Steve Rose of the Maui Hemp Institute, Sean McBride from Manitoba Harvest and Garrett Marrero of MBC as Maui’s first hemp seed beer is going in the giant steel vat. This is the … [Read more...] about Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! Hemp History Week on Maui with the Maui Hempsters Maui Hemp Institute