I took this this morning on my way to work, about 9am at the corner of 16th and H St NW. There were several more police around looking rather unhappy.”
I received the following press release sharing a bit more info:
David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, America’s top-selling natural brand of soap and an importer of more than 20 tons of hemp oil per year from Canadian farmers is staging an action at the White House today to protest Federal policy that prevents U.S. farmers from growing industrial hemp. Mr. Bronner has explained that he is waging a “beer bet” with President Obama that the 12 industrial hemp plants growing in soil he is harvesting today inside a large secure steel cage on H St. at 16th St. NW Washington, DC are not marijuana and have no drug value. Grown from Canadian industrial hemp seed, the plants per Canadian regulations contain less than 0.3% THC and have no potential use as a medicinal or recreational drug.