6 Months of Legal Weed: Let the Healing Begin

Last year Seattle Hempfest lacked the friendly vibe it has become known for. Instead of pot-based camaraderie and good, high times, a fierce and contentious debate raged.Initiative 502, which would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of pot in our state for adults, was on the ballot but not yet law. Though legalizing marijuana had long been a goal of the Hempfest crowd, many in the marijuana community were fearful of I-502, leery of the DUI provision it contained and the power it gave the state in creating Washington’s pot marketplace.

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