On Wednesday, the opening day of the 2015 legislative session, Hawaii will join the U.S. Capitol and four other states in having flown an American-grown and -produced hemp flag.
State Rep. Cynthia Thielen, a Republican who has long advocated for hemp use, is sponsoring the local flag-raising and will borrow a flag from Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman.
Bowman, according to a press release from Thielen’s office, enlisted the help of area companies — including a Colorado hemp farmer — to make the flag.
The flag is said to have “a vintage feel to it which appears to be a nod to America’s hemp growing founding fathers and the many original flags that were made of hemp.”
Thielen’s office adds, “This durable flag will be flying high.”
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