Hemp flag to fly at Vt. StatehouseThe Associated Press | September 16,2013MONTPELIER - Backers of a new Vermont law setting up state rules for growing hemp are coming back to the Statehouse for a celebration.
Rural Vermont is hosting a reception Tuesday - Constitution Day - and will be flying a flag made from hemp outside the Statehouse.
Hemp is a crop that has many uses - from food to fabrics but it contains a tiny amount of the active ingredient in marijuana and remains technically illegal under federal law.
Supporters of allowing hemp to be grown in Vermont say they hope a recent Justice Department policy announcement that the federal government won't prosecute marijuana charges in states that have legalized the drug will also apply to hemp.MORE IN This Just InTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Dramatic river rescue in Southern Vermont, Castleton moving ahead on sale of old town office building, Passover celebrated in Woodstock. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan Keays and sports reporter Tom Haley discuss some of the stories... Full StorySPRINGFIELD - Rescue crews from Springfield and Hartford's swiftwater rescue team Tuesday morning... Full Story
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