Hemp flag flying high over the Capitol building
In a screenshot from the farm bill debate Rep. Jared Polis holds the hemp flag. (Courtesy C-SPAN)The flag flying over the Capitol building on the Fourth of July might look like your typical Old Glory.
But you probably won’t notice the fibers that make it special. It’s believed to be the first hemp flag to flutter over the dome since the government began outlawing marijuana’s less-recreational cousin back in the 1930s.
Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman is the man responsible for getting the flag, made from Colorado-raised hemp and screen-printed with the stars and stripes, up there.
He cooked up the idea while lobbying Congress this year to include pro-hemp measures in the farm bill. That legislation failed, of course, but the seed of the hemp flag had been planted.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave Bowman an assist with the details, which included working with the Capitol’s flag office. (The flag programallows people to buy flags flown over the Capitol, so they rotate in new Old Glories nearly every day.)
“It’s a powerful symbol,” Bowman says, adding that the red, white and blue flying over the Capitol is a reminder of the role that hemp played in the founding and early days of the country. Betsy Ross’s flag was made of hemp, he notes, and Colonial settlers even paid their taxes in the crop — it was used for all kinds of goods, from rope to fabric to paper. Those Conestoga wagons heading west were covered in canvas fashioned from hemp fibers.
So, he thought having it fly on America’s birthday seemed pretty appropriate.
After its Capitol flight, the flag will make its way back to Colorado, where it will fly over the state capitol building in Denver. After that, Bowman is sending it out on a tour of state houses in states where there’s legislation pending that would legalize hemp. One of the first up: Vermont.
And while advocates are quick to point out that hemp lacks the THC content beloved by stoners, this will still be one high-flying flag.
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Mac Miller is a young stoner that knows what he wants in life and goes for it.
Meet Mac Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick he’s become a fresh new face of hip hop and most people just call him awesome.
It’s no surprise that this rapper/stoner is from Pittsburgh, and it seems as if they love to birth out successful pot heads. He even attended Taylor Allderdice High School for some time.
“At around the age of 14 Mac knew that he wanted to be a part of something greater musically so he taught himself how to play multiple instruments. “
Miller knows how to jam on the guitar, drums, bass, and piano, real raw talent that comes from a place of heart and hella THC.
Miller dropped his banging first album in November of 2011, since then his career has done nothing but skyrocket in to success and good fortune. He began releasing mix-tapes in 200-7 when he was only 15 years old.
“Years and years of grinding have brought Mac Miller to the top, his name being mentioned right alongside some of the greatest heavy hitters of our time.”
Today you can catch him on tour with millions of people screaming for the Mac Man. Television air waves will also never be the same after Miller is done with making his mark; he’s the star of the reality television show “Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family”. This show gives you a first-hand look of what it’s like to
“live like Mac Miller and do all the cool shit that his life is revolved around, such a great watch while high.”
Hits like “Donald Trump”, “ Cool Aid and Frozen Pizza”, and “Nikes on my Feet” are songs that speak volumes to us, the youth of the nation that just want to get high, have fun, and listen to the illest music around, Thanks Mac… you’re on a roll.
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