Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Rep. Rida Cabanilla Arakawa believes hemp production will revitalize agriculture
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Representative Rida Cabanilla Arakawa (ʻEwa Villages, ʻEwa Beach, ʻEwa Gentry, Ocean Pointe) has invited Georgio Martinez and Johnathan Pozon founders and managing partners of Green Label Group LLP., which specializes in the structuring and consulting of the hemp industry, to Hawaiʻi for meetings and a presentation in Hilo.

The California-based company asserts years of field-cultivating experience in the cannabinoid agricultural sector and in the import and export of other commodities from around the globe, including sales, logistics, and market growth. 

This past session the Legislature passed SB1353 SD3 HD3 CD1 to facilitate the regulation and production of industrial hemp in Hawaiʻi.

"One of my many duties as a legislator is to generate solutions to keep the state and its people sustainable.  Hemp has the very real potential of rejuvenating our agricultural industry and creating jobs beyond our service and tourism industry," said Rep. Cabanilla Arakawa who is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture.

"I am pleased to have Mr. Martinez and Mr. Pozon and their team of management experts share their knowledge of the hemp industry with us and, especially, our farmers," she added.

The group is expected to meet with state officials and agencies. A presentation for farmers is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at the Hilo Hongwanji Mission Hall on Hawaiʻi Island, from 5 – 8 p.m.

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