Seattle Hempfest and Las Vegas Hemp Festival End Franchise Agreement

Seattle Hempfest

WASHINGTON: After a three year licensing partnership, the Seattle HEMPFEST and the Las Vegas Hemp Festival have come to a mutual agreement to terminate the Las Vegas Hempfest co-branding, according to a news release issued by the Seattle-based non-profit. Established in 1991, the Seattle Hempfest is the largest annual cannabis related event, drawing an annual attendance of over Read the full article…

Evergreen Fest Is September 17th at White River Amphitheater

Evergreen Fest is Sept 17th, 2016

WASHINGTON: Evergreen Fest is a remarkable Northwest hybrid.  “Evergreen Fest is inspired by the hard work of MJ advocates and a collection of industry leaders within the Cannabis Culture. After 25 years of Seattle Hempfest freedom fighting we want to start the celebration and networking party,” according to Levi Lyon, founder and producer of the event. “The Read the full article…

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…

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton Visits MJBA HQ

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WASHINGTON: New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton, who first came to national prominence for including a marijuana leaf on campaign posters for his bid for New Hampshire State Senate in 2012, stopped MJBA HQ in Seattle last week to speak with MJ News Network’s David Rheins. The pro-cannabis politician is back on the campaign trail — and still flying his cannabis Read the full article…

Admission to HEMPFEST® Protestival Is Free, But Free Speech Is Not!

Seattle Hempfest

WASHINGTON: It costs almost $900,000 to produce the Seattle Hempfest Protestival each year, and without your donations the most influential cannabis festival in the country, now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, simply would not exist. Please donate what you can, and keep this Volunteer-powered Protestival alive! We welcome all levels of donation, whether it’s a one-time gift, a monthly Read the full article…

Speaking Out Against Cannabigotry At Seattle Hempfest

Cyd Maurer claims to be a victim of cannabigotry after getting fired as a local news anchor for using marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  Seattle Hempfest was my first-ever cannabis related event after getting fired as a local news anchor for using marijuana. I was the victim of cannabigotry and after coming out with my story, I was invited to speak about my experience on a panel among some pretty impressive people.  The panel took place on the Ric Smith Read the full article…

Seattle Hempfest 2015: The Slideshow

Seattle Hempfest

WASHINGTON:  This past weekend saw the 24th annual Seattle Hempfest in Myrtle Edwards Park along Seattle’s beautiful waterfront. Visitors came from around the country and the world to experience a treasure of the cannabis legalization movement. While the crowds were lighter than usual due to a major rainstorm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday saw the park Read the full article…

No On I-502 Flashback, Part 2: It Will Set The Stage For Bad Legalization

I-502 brought major changes to cannabis in Washington, but those have come about from regulating a system that was never regulated in the first place.

WASHINGTON:  In Part 1: Feds Will Never Allow $600 Ounces, I showed how three years ago at Seattle Hempfest, leaders of the “No on I-502” campaign were making claims that pot shops would never exist and we’d never make any tax money in Washington State, but if we did, an ounce would cost $600 and never Read the full article…

Hempfest 2015: Seattle Festival Forced To Abandon Adult-Only ‘Marijuana Gardens

This year, they had to toss the gardens and all their benefits because of a section written into omnibus legislation that became law in Washington last month. The new law makes providing a place for public marijuana use a class-c felony.

Posted on August 11, 2015 | By Jake Ellison WASHINGTON: Last year the organizers of Seattle Hempfest put up “fenced-off, out-of-public-view, 21-and-over adult lounges” or “marijuana gardens” in an attempt to evolve with legalization … and to separate legal adult use from the herds of young folks that flock to the annual mega marijuana “protestival.” This year, they had to toss the gardens and Read the full article…

Higher Ground: Hempfest Still Matters, Dude

Seattle Hempfest

WASHINGTON:  “Not so sure about hitting Hempfest this year, bro,” said my biggest stoner pal TJ, loading yet another fat bowl of black market Blue Dream. “I mean, we legalized it. What’s the point?” “I’ll tell you why,” I replied, sucking down the tube. “As soon as I can remember what the question was!” Amazingly, Hempfest Read the full article…