• Hemp flag to fly at Vt. Statehouse
    The Associated Press | September 16,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    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.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    BENNINGTON — A Sandgate man with a previous conviction for a sex crime against a child in New... Full Story
    Thousands of Vermonters will have the chance to get their driver’s licenses back starting Thursday. Full Story
    A Castleton man, who police said has had several incidents at Fowler Services, denied striking... Full Story
    More Articles