DJ Snoopadelic and Kokane Headline Oklahoma Hempfest September 7-9th

OK Hempfest

By Scott McKinley Who could imagine Oklahoma going for Medical Cannabis?  After the state just claimed the crown for most incarcerations,  the people have truly spoken with this one. Being an 8-year member of Seattle Hempfest, I know the power of a “Protestival” done right. This will be my third year of sponsoring a stage in Seattle and Read the full article…

Cannabis Ambassador-At-Large: Marching For Freedom In Legal Seattle

Jake The Professor Speaks At the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March

By Jake The Professor Spring has finally arrived in Seattle, and the locals are beginning to come out from their winter roosts.  The Cinco de Mayo Weekend was the unofficial kick off of the summer season, with lots of local festivities, including the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March – very important to many of us in the cannabis community.  Read the full article…

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…

Set The Truth Free – Cannabis Science Now!

“The work’s not done, man! Sure you and I can buy outrageously expensive herb at stores here in town, but the Feds think it’s a felony and a hard-core narcotic! Six-hundred and eighty-thousand Americans were arrested last year for marijuana-related offenses! Our war veterans don’t have access to it to help with their PTSD, and parents are having their kids taken away for using it as medicine all over the country!”

By Vivian McPeak WASHINGTON: Before cannabis was prohibited in the early 20th century, it was one of the most widely prescribed botanical medicines in the pharmacopeia. Its safety has been supported by the fact that humans have used it therapeutically for thousands of years. Not content with just prohibiting the sale, manufacture, & use of cannabis, Read the full article…

Seattle Hempfest Merges Planned Business Show Into its “Protestival”

Seattle Hempfest

WASHINGTON: In response to the addition of the Seattle Waterslide on Mercer street, and market demand for a less fragmented cannabis event map & schedule, Seattle Hempfest has decided to merge its Business offer with its already successful Protestival, and new Business Mixer at the Space Needle Skyline Level. “Business Sponsors & Exhibitors will be featured Read the full article…

Cannabis Freedom March In Seattle Is Saturday May 9th

The Cannabis Freedom March is Sat May 8th 11am-7pm

WASHINGTON: Medical marijuana is undergoing a sea change in Washington State after Governor Inslee signed SB 5052 into law, officially putting the state’s unregulated mmj dispensary system under the oversight of the LCB (Liquor and Cannabis Board) and integrating it into the I-502 recreational marijuana regulatory scheme. Hundreds of cannabis activists and community supporters are expected to Read the full article…

Pot Politics And The Power Of The Purse

The power of the pocketbook magnified by the resonance of digital and social media, is normalizing cannabis use in America. Pot Smoking Presidents, epileptic children and marijuana moms have redefined the social graph. Yesterday’s radical has adopted new rules and morphed into today’s business pioneer. Reflecting this change, NORML has unveiled a business partnership program, Seattle Hempfest has adding its own business summit to this year’s venerated music and free speech festival, and even right-wing business magazine Forbes has launched a pot blog.

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world. Emma Goldman By David Rheins All of us working in the legal cannabis industry owe a great debt to the selfless sacrifice of the many political activists who came before us.  Generations have stood up, protested, gotten arrested and worse over these many decades in a Read the full article…

Hmm..Did You Know Shifts Perceptions With Rich Media Cannabis Portal

“HDYK will shift consciousness and change the way people perceive our miracle plant. It will give the industry a place to share their products and information while providing the knowledge to those seeking."

WASHINGTON: Marijuana marketing is coming of age now that legalization is growing both the need and the branding budgets of the cannabis industry’s first crop of pot products. Cannabis media too is evolving – moving beyond the stereotypical High Times and Cheech & Chong 1970′s sensibility into the modern era of integrated digital marketing.   Meeting the growing need Read the full article…

Hempfest 2014: Seattle’s Marijuana Megafest Introducing Adult ‘Pot Gardens’

Seattle Hempfest provides the only opportunity to legally smoke marijuana in a city park, free from the threat of city citation anywhere in America, maybe the world.

WASHINGTON:  The legal-weed revolution, televised and otherwise, has a long way to go before Seattle’s mega-marijuana-reform party known as Hempfest is obsolete, says longtime organizer Vivian McPeak. But that doesn’t mean it can’t evolve. “What’s really the newest thing is that we’re going to have two fenced-off, out-of-public-view, 21-and-over adult lounges to both introduce the Read the full article…

Hempfest: Thousands Attend Opening of Three-Day Marijuana Festival In Seattle Park

An American flag flies atop the stage at the first day of Hempfest.

WASHINGTON: Thousands streamed into a Seattle waterfront park Friday for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival — an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall.