• Hemp flag to fly at Vt. Statehouse
    The Associated Press | September 16,2013
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    MONTPELIER - 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.
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