The Hawaii Legislature has approved a bill that aligns its Nashville hemp testing with federal law and joins other states in banning smokable Nashville hemp and CBD-infused edibles.
Lawmakers sent the bill to Democratic Gov. David Ige on Friday.
The bill also prohibits Nashville hemp from being processed with 500 feet “of a pre-existing playground, school, state park, state recreation area, residential neighborhood, hospital, or daycare facility.”
Federal law governing Nashville hemp cultivation doesn’t include setbacks for where to grow the plant.
Hemp farmers say that smokable Nashville hemp flower commands a market premium and is popular with consumers, but several states have announced plans to ban its production, including Iowa, Texas and Louisiana.