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Hemp Flag to Fly Over U.S. Capitol on America's Birthday


The flag flying over the Capitol building on the Fourth of July might look like your typical Old Glory. But you probably won’t notice the fibers that make it special. It’s believed to be the first hemp flag to flutter over the dome since the government began outlawing marijuana’s less-recreational cousin back in the 1930s.

Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman is the man responsible for getting the flag, made from Colorado-raised hemp and screen-printed with the stars and stripes, up there.

He cooked up the idea while lobbying Congress this year to include pro-hemp measures in the farm bill. That legislation failed, of course, but the seed of the hemp flag had been planted.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave Bowman an assist with the details, which included working with the Capitol’s flag office. (The flag program allows people to buy flags flown over the Capitol, so they rotate in new Old Glories nearly every day.)

“It’s a powerful symbol,” Bowman says, adding that the red, white and blue flying over the Capitol is a reminder of the role that hemp played in the founding and early days of the country. Betsy Ross’s flag was made of hemp, he notes, and Colonial settlers even paid their taxes in the crop — it was used for all kinds of goods, from rope to fabric to paper. Those Conestoga wagons heading west were covered in canvas fashioned from hemp fibers.

So, he thought having it fly on America’s birthday seemed pretty appropriate.

After its Capitol flight, the flag will make its way back to Colorado, where it will fly over the state capitol building in Denver. After that, Bowman is sending it out on a tour of state houses in states where there’s legislation pending that would legalize hemp. One of the first up: Vermont.

And while advocates are quick to point out that hemp lacks the THC content beloved by stoners, this will still be one high-flying flag.

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Re: Hemp Flag to Fly Over U.S. Capitol on America's Birthday

Since when is hemp illegal?
I've seen hemp bracelets at Hallmark gift stores and hemp goods at every 'Saturday Market' I've ever been to for years.

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Since when is hemp illegal?
I've seen hemp bracelets at Hallmark gift stores and hemp goods at every 'Saturday Market' I've ever been to for years.
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"Strictly speaking, the CSA [Controlled Substances Act] does not make Cannabis illegal; rather, it places the strictest controls on its production, making it illegal to grow the crop without a DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] permit. DEA officials confirm issuing a permit for an experimental plot in Hawaii in the 1990s (now expired), and they confirm that DEA still has not ruled on an application submitted in 1999 by a North Dakota researcher. Hemp industry officials assert that the security measures the DEA requires are substantial and costly, and deter both public and private interests from initiating research projects requiring growing plots. All hemp products sold in the United States are imported or manufactured from imported hemp materials." - See more at: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/hemp....dp7kf4pX.dpuf
sad we are missing out on the market

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Re: Hemp Flag to Fly Over U.S. Capitol on America's Birthday

Not much to miss with the hemp jewelry, at least.

Its itchy and getting pieces on and off feels like a carpet burn

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growing hemp to use commercially and growing marijuana to use medicinally are two completely different things. if we started using hemp more, the results would be outstanding. that things you can make with hemp are unreal...



this lotus, for example, has body parts made from hemp

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Not much to miss with the hemp jewelry, at least.

Its itchy and getting pieces on and off feels like a carpet burn
soak it in water first... it makes the hemp softer and they dont burn. i wear it all the time.

they do tend to break easily though and have to be replaced a lot

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I use hemp rope on a walkway in my backyard. It's not cheap.

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screen-printed with the stars and stripes
Lazy fuckin' potheads.

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I use hemp wick in my home-made candles.

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