Hemp Flag to Fly High!

1_article_photoA flag made out of a substance that’s illegal to grow in the United States will fly above the nation’s Capitol building on July 4, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The Stars and Stripes will be stitched out of hemp fibers, which come from a plant that the federal government considers to be as harmful as heroin, LSD and ecstasy. As far as the Drug Enforcement Administration is concerned, marijuana plants all fall on the Schedule I list of controlled substances, regardless of their concentration of the psychoactive compound THC. Hemp strains contain very little THC, and while it is legal to import the processed fabric, there are stiff penalties in place for its cultivation.