Seattle’s Hempfest Takes On New Feel After Legalization Of Marijuana

This weekend, more than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Myrtle Edwards Park to partake in one of Seattle's most unique and aromatic festivals: Hempfest.

WASHINGTON:  This weekend, more than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Myrtle Edwards Park to partake in one of Seattle’s most unique and aromatic festivals: Hempfest. The festival started almost 25 years ago as a movement to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state, but now the focus has shifted to a loftier goal of promoting 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…