For the second year in a row, an American flag made from hemp fiber was hoisted above the State Capitol to celebrate Hemp History Week in Colorado (from June 7-13).
"We're proud to be supporting the capacity of Colorado farmers through regulatory reform, workforce development, market expansion [and] international commercial outreach to find the opportunities for the hemp industry," Gov. Jared Polis stated in 2020.
When he was a Congress member, Polis did the same at the U.S. Capitol on July 4, 2013. The Washington, DC flag was made by Hemp HoodLamb, a clothing company with stores in Denver and Amsterdam. "It came out interesting," said Adam Dunn. "It's slightly washed-out-looking so it has an antique vibe."
Hemp History Week is scheduled for July 17-23.
This article was originally posted in 2013. It's been updated several times.