Pepeekeo, HAWAII - Effective Monday, Richard Ha, the head of Big Island medical cannabis company Lau Ola is retiring.

He says he'll focus on some of his other passions. 

Ha joined the company in 2016 bringing more than 40 years of expertise in the farming and agriculture business.

He's a pioneer of the Hawaiian banana industry and owned Hamakua Springs Country Farms.

A new CEO has not yet been named.