Hawaii State Capitol to Fly Hemp Flag on Opening Day

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.”

– Read the entire article at Civil Beat.