On Independence Day today, a flag made of hemp fiber is flying over the Capitol Building. A nice nod to tradition. The flag is from Colorado and was arranged by Representative Jared Polis.
Not everyone was pleased.
â€œThis is a completely and utterly disgraceful way to commemorate the birth of our country,â€ says Calvina Fay, Executive Director of Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. and Save Our Society From Drugs. â€œThere are millions of families in America that battle the scourge of addiction every day and many of them have lost loved ones to drugs,â€ continued Fay.
â€œThis insensitive gesture makes a mockery of our nationâ€™s prevention, treatment and law enforcement efforts. July 4th is a day that should be spent celebrating the privilege of living in America, not promoting or normalizing drug use to our citizenry,â€ concluded Fay.