It’s the best of times and the worst of times in the Aloha State. A really good bill, SB 2050, establishes a CBD-friendly regulatory framework for consumable hemp products, including products sold as human or animal food or dietary supplements. A not-so-good bill, HB 2102, on the other hand, is a step in the wrong direction. The bill outright bans the use of CBD from any food products, limits the sale of any hemp-derived products to individuals under the age of 21 and gives very broad authority to the Department of Health to regulate all industrial hemp-derived products. Given the current position of the Department of Health, which has misinterpreted the FDA’s position on CBD products, we believe delegating such authority to the DOH will send Hawaii in the wrong direction and deter Hawaii growers, processors and manufacturers from investing and distributing hemp products in the state. Hawaii Hemp Supporters are encouraged to use our State Action Center to urge state legislators to support SB2050 and oppose HB2102.