Hawaii bans smokable hemp, CBD drinks and gummies

CBD gummies and drinks and smokable hemp are off-limits in Hawaii under new rules adopted earlier this month.

The interim rules limits hemp-extract sales to:

  • Tinctures.
  • Tablets.
  • Capsules.
  • Powders.
  • Topicals.

Hawaii authorized hemp production in 2019 but ended its industrial hemp pilot program last year, when it had an estimated 57 growers.

Hawaii is one of six states that have decided to cede hemp-cultivation oversight to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The processing rules enacted earlier this month come from the state’s Department of Health. The agency charges processors $500 a year and requires them to be 500 feet away from schools, parks and neighborhoods.