Pre-Fest: A Joint Fundraiser For Hempfest & The Eastern Expansion Of Legal Cannabis

Pre-Fest

WASHINGTON: On the Wednesday before the opening of the historic 25th Seattle Hempfest, cannabis’ brightest lights will be out in full force as former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, celebrity-turned-ganjapreneur Whoopi Goldberg, tv travel host Rick Steves, NORML’s Dr. Keith Saunders, New Hampshire Senatorial Candidate Roger Tilton and the Cannabis Cafe’s Madeline Martinez join forces for Pre-Fest: A Read the full article…

You’re Ready To Grow Your Own Pot, Travel Guru Rick Steves Says

WSLCB releases new interim rules for plants, clones and stems

WASHINGTON: Rick Steves doesn’t think Big Marijuana should control your pot. That’s one reason people in Washington state should be able to grow their own weed, Steves told KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel. “I don’t want marijuana to go the route of tobacco and have Joe Camel and Big Tobacco and Big Marijuana” dominate the industry, Steves said. Read the full article…

Rick Steves On Washington’s Marijuana Law One Year Later: ‘We’re Able To Be Taken Seriously’

"The question isn't, 'Did we get it right?' The question is, 'Did we break the ice?'"

WASHINGTON: Travel guru Rick Steves was among the region’s business leaders who fought hard for the legalization of recreational pot. When I sat down with him recently, I asked him to look back on his hard-fought victory of Initiative-502 and how Washington state has done in the year since. That anniversary is the subject of PSBJ reporter Sarah Aitchison‘s cover Read the full article…

Rick Steves Campaigns For Marijuana Legalization In Oregon: Q&A

I am anti-prohibition when the prohibition is causing more problems than the drug it is supposed to deal with.

OREGON:  Rick Steves, the travel guru who was a key supporter of Washington’s recreational marijuana law in 2012, arrived in Oregon Tuesday to kick off a 9-stop tour promoting the campaign to legalize pot. Steves, 59, of Edmonds, Wash., argued that marijuana legalization is a civil liberties issue that other countries have successfully grappled with. He pointed Read the full article…

It’s A Carnival, But It’s Our Carnival: 2014 Seattle Hempfest

At the NORML booth with Keith Stroup, Kevin Oliver and David Rheins

By Keith Stroup I just returned a few days ago from the annual Seattle Hempfest, the 24th version of this extravaganza, and I thought I might share some of my reflections on this extraordinary and unique event. First and foremost, Hempfest is truly an enormous undertaking that requires several days of long hours to assemble the Read the full article…

Director Riley Morton Talks About Washington’s Road To Legalization

Director/Filmmaker Riley Morton

By David Rheins In just a couple of weeks Washington’s first recreational marijuana retail establishments will open for business, and if Colorado‘s booming new marketplace is any indication, the Green Rush will bring much needed jobs, tax revenues and liberty to the Evergreen State.  But the optimism about the nascent industry’s prospects were not always Read the full article…

Rick Steves To Be Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Cannabis Cup in Seattle

I am anti-prohibition when the prohibition is causing more problems than the drug it is supposed to deal with.

WASHINGTON: Rick Steves, the host of the popular public television series, “Rick Steves’ Europe,” the nationally syndicated radio show, “Travel with Rick Steves” and the author of over 50 books and travel guides, will receive the Dr. Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award from HIGH TIMES on Sunday September 8 during the Cannabis Cup in Seattle.

Rick Steves To Be Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Cannabis Cup in Seattle

In 2012, he helped make history as one of the primary sponsors of I-502, the voter initiative that legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and over in Washington State. Fittingly, in 2013, Rick joined the NORML Board of Directors.

WASHINGTON: Rick Steves, the host of the popular public television series, “Rick Steves’ Europe,” the nationally syndicated radio show, “Travel with Rick Steves” and the author of over 50 books and travel guides, will receive the Dr. Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award from HIGH TIMES on Sunday September 8 during the Cannabis Cup in Seattle.