America is slowly waking up to the reality that Hemp is about to enter the main arena and they are celebrating this with raising a Hemp Flag on Washingtons' Capitol building. A symbolic event, as the first US flag was created in 1776 on the same date.
Some of the most devoted Hemp Companies from Colorada, USA (Hemp HoodLamb CO, Aqua Das from Hemp IScream, Manitou Hemp and printing company Graffitee Factory) teamed together to make a modern version of the historical hemp flag.
Breaking news happened about a week ago when Amendment 36 of the Hemp Farm Bill passed with 225 to 200 votes in the House. Hemp is on its way to finally be regulated as an agricultural commodity as it should have been for the last 75 years! In his hand, Rep. Jared Polis symbolically held the Hemp Flag created by the entrepeneurs above.
And this particular Hemp Flag will soon fly over the White House on JULY 4th! HoodLamb congratulates the creators of this flag and all the other freeminded and dedicated spirits writing Hemp History like Hemp advocate Michael Bowman, Lobbyist Samantha Walsh and the Rocky Mountain Hemp Association!
At HoodLamb we are proud to use only the highest quality hemp and other organic and recycled materials in our collection. We believe that by combining eco-friendly materials with innovative and timeless design, fashion and sustainability can be perfectly joined to protect the environment. Curious about our working process? Read more about our Eco Standards in this little booklet about HoodLambs' production.
A beautiful piece of street art we just have to share. Made by street artist BLU in a joint project with Os Gemeos in Lisbon, Portugal. This artwork is a great response to all the street ads we normally get swamped by!
David Bronner, president and CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, was arrested outside the White House on Monday morning after locking himself and hemp plants inside a mobile cage. He has been charged with possession of marijuana and incommoding-blocking passage. Police could not confirm Monday afternoon if he had been released.
Bronner, whose company uses hemp oil in it’s soap products, used a microphone to plead with President Obama to allow hemp harvesting in the United States. The CEO said he was moved to protest after the Obama administration recently rejected a petition with some 28,000 signatures gathered by hemp advocates.
Bronner’s actions prompted police to shut down traffic around 16th and H streets at about 10:30 a.m. The D.C. fire department used a chainsaw to cut open the steel cage door.
The protest began at 8 a.m. when Bronner’s trailer was dropped off on H Street next to Lafayette Square. Police arrived shortly after and worked to open the trailer. Bronner had the trailer designed so it could not easily be opened or towed. Atop the trailer was a sign that read “DEAR MR. PRESIDENT. LET U.S. FARMERS GROW HEMP!”
U.S. drug law defines, the same as marijuana, making the plants inside Bronner’s trailer illegal.
This is not Bronner’s first action in favor of hemp cultivation in the U.S. Several years ago, Bronner gathered with activists to plant hemp seeds on the front lawn of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“Dr. Bronner is the source of about $100,000 dollars a year of hemp oil from Canada,” said Ryan Fletcher, a Bronner spokesman. “He’s doing this action in part because he wants to be able to source that hemp oil from American farmers, rather than exporting his dollars to Canada.”
Last week, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced a measure that would label hemp as an agricultural crop. The amendment was backed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).