Colorado Capitol Lets Its Hemp Flag Fly During Hemp Week

“It’s great that we can recognize our farmers and all this crop has provided”

Colorado’s going steady with hemp, as Governor Jared Polis has declared June 6 through 13 Hemp Week in Colorado for the second straight year.

A United States flag made of hemp was raised at the Colorado Capitol to cap off Colorado Hemp Week last year, and the Colorado Hemp Association (COHIA) planned to continue the tradition in 2021 — but not without a couple of changes.

The Kentucky Cloth Project did a fine job of making the U.S. hemp flag that flew in 2020, but COHIA wanted to localize the effort this year. It hired Margaret Eversole of Mesa County to sew both a U.S. flag and a State of Colorado flag made of hemp; they’re now flying at the Capitol through June 13.

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