WASHINGTON: Mellow was the mood as the dedicated followers of cannabis converged onto Heritage Park — a modest chunk of field in the shadows of the gilded dome of the Washington State Capital building — for the first day of the 10th Anniversary of Olympia Hempfest.
There will be many cannabis celebrations happening this summer, but it is important to remember that Olympia Hempfest was the first such event when it debuted a decade ago. These days, however, Olympia Hempfest is overshadowed by Seattle Hempfest — an hour north and three weeks away. While the Seattle festival expects to attract upwards of 100,000 attendees, a mere 2,500 will stop by Heritage Park this weekend. [Read more…]