Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vermont raises Hemp Flag at Capitol

To celebrate constitution day in Montpelier the Vermont capitol adorned a Hemp fiber flag to acknowledge the legislative victories on Hemp cultivation.  The flag had already been flown over the nations capitol and also Colorado.  The Hemp flag has become not only  a symbol for Hemp farming but also a rallying point for people fighting for farm sovereignty.

The new legislation, passed by Vermont lawmakers earlier this year, removes barriers to hemp production in the state. Vermont joins eight other states with similar legislation on the books.

Vermont's rules currently stand at odds with federal policy. Although hemp fabric can be imported, federal law places restrictions on hemp cultivation in the United States, due to the plant's trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. While industrial hemp contains an extremely low concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the Drug Enforcement Agency makes no distinction between recreational marijuana and its non-psychoactive cousin -- all cannabis plans are classified as Schedule I substances.

Betsy Ross had made the entire flag out of hemp fiber material.  It has been reborn throughout America.

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