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?
The Maui Cannabis Conference returns to the Royal Lahaina Resort this weekend for a weekend of cannabis-related education, entertainment, and networking. The goal of the two-day event is to build awareness and bridge education for the various health and economical benefits of cannabis for legal medical use, and industrial hemp. The conference will be a gathering of cannabis … [Read more...] about Spark Up Your Cannabis Knowledge: The second annual Maui Cannabis Conference brings cannabis education to the masses
Well, it’s Hemp History Week. That means it’s the time of year to list some facts that bear repeating, without sounding like a freshman who just discovered weed isn’t everything they told us in health class. Here are the basics: -The earliest known woven fabric was made from hemp, which began to be cultivated around 8,000-7,000 B.C. -The first cannabis law in America was … [Read more...] about What’s hempening? Hemp History Week, Maui style
Hemp, more commonly known as the cannabis plant, has long been associated with recreational marijuana use, but the medical and agriculture benefits of this plant are becoming more and more known to Americans and citizens around the world. To learn more, I spoke with Steve Sakala, CEO of Mana Artisan Botanics. The company focuses on education as well as the production of high … [Read more...] about We talk organic CBD oil with Mana Artisan Botanics CEO Steve Sakala
It's with a heavy heart that we report that on June 29, the Maui County Council voted 5-4 to shelve the proposal to change to a county manager form of government. That proposal will not appear on the November ballot. "[County Councilmember Mike] Victorino said members of the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee expressed discomfort in rushing out a proposal that … [Read more...] about Know Your 2016 Maui County Election Candidate: Joseph Blackburn