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Hemp Flag to Fly Over Capitol on Fourth of July
ABC News ^ | July 4, 2013 | by Garrett Bruno

Posted on 07/04/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Fireworks won’t be the only thing flying high over the Capitol during the Fourth of July celebration.

An American flag made of hemp, a non-psychoactive variant of marijuana, will be flown over the Capitol on July 4 for one day.

Industrial hemp–which is considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be a Schedule I substance along with ecstasy and heroin–is a type of cannabis plant that cannot legally be grown in the U.S. but is legally imported and used in hundreds of products ranging from rope to clothing.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 5thamendment; cannibis; hemp; libertarians; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; privateproperty; tyranny
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1 posted on 07/04/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Words fail me-—except for one: WHY?


2 posted on 07/04/2013 8:03:32 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A nation of privileged men, not laws.


3 posted on 07/04/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do you think this is bad, good, or neutral?


4 posted on 07/04/2013 8:04:42 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We can’t grow it but can import it. I bought some hemp rope at Walmart.


5 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: EEGator

Why would it have anything to do with the Capitol?

MG these people just keep on doing the most rediculous things.


6 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: EEGator

I think whomever decided that should be strung up on the same pole with it.


7 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hemp at one time was a very important product in early America, Jefferson had a large hemp operation and I think he even wrote about smoking hemp.

Until the anti-capitalists came in to power it was grown all over the country.

I do not some hemp but the government needs to get out of people’s lives.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by stockpirate (If conservatives in America were committed to liberty they would Cairo DC!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day
It was gettin’ kinda long
I could-a said, it was in my way
But I didn’t and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
And I feel like I owe it to someone


9 posted on 07/04/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: EEGator

I thought that it was just fine until I read that it can’t be grown in the U.S. ( unless it was maybe grown at a university marijuana facility) in which case it is NOT appropriate for the 4th.


10 posted on 07/04/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: EEGator

I thought that it was just fine until I read that it can’t be grown in the U.S. ( unless it was maybe grown at a university marijuana facility) in which case it is NOT appropriate for the 4th.


11 posted on 07/04/2013 8:10:22 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Mexican cartel has a grip on it all.


12 posted on 07/04/2013 8:12:41 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mickie
Let's call out this sly, in-our-faces scenario for what it is....."Hemping for legalization"....or, "never let a golden opportunity, even a flag on the Fourth, go to waste".

BTW, has the Great Pretender returned to DC for our country's birthday, or is he still overseas promising million$ of our tax dollar$ to third-world dictator$ ?

Leni

13 posted on 07/04/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: TribalPrincess2U; Mouton

The first flag sewn by Betsy Ross was made of hemp. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. You don’t smoke it like you would marijuana. The FDA’s including it with ecstasy and heroin is a joke.


14 posted on 07/04/2013 8:19:08 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: basil
Why not?

Hemp is stronger and more durable than cotton.

Sails and rope were exclusively made of hemp until the advent of synthetic fibers. Hemp was strategic commodity from the 17 to18th century and farmers were required to grow hemp as a crop by law.

15 posted on 07/04/2013 8:19:18 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh cannabis, we get high on thee!
With glowing cheeks you see us rise,
The truth north stoned are we!

16 posted on 07/04/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: leaning conservative

But it is legal to import it and to own it. What sense does that make?


17 posted on 07/04/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I know that. I love my hemp grocery bags.

I still don’t see the need to fly a damn flag.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 8:22:50 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rather appropriate as the nations gone to pot!


19 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:17 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: basil

Because the original flag was made of hemp that Betsy Ross sewed. I think it is kinda neat. We are getting back to the original founders of American who grew hemp and made the flag that way. You should be proud of today and the original intent of America.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:27 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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