Bill opens up Hawai‘i to hemp industry

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Nalu Botanicals CEO River Young explains just how CBD is extracted at the Nalu Botanicals lab, the first and only toll processing facility in the state.

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Celebrating the signing into law of a hemp-production statute, state House Bill 1819, are, from left, Nalu Botanicals CEO River Young, state Senate President Ron Kouchi, Kurt Bosshard, Lindsey Bosshard, state Rep. Jimmy Tokioka, Director of Research and Development Andre Eriksson, Arryl Kaneshiro and Daryl Kaneshiro.

‘OMA‘O — The team at Kaua‘i Hemp Company Farms and Nalu Botanicals Lab stand in front of the “Ka la hiki ola” mural overlooking its farm in ‘Oma‘o, thinking that it truly is a “dawning of a new day.”