Come get your PhD in THC at Seattle Hempfest!
The 2004 Seattle Hempfest proved that the gentle giant of pot rallies has the staying power to see marijuana and hemp legal to produce, use and safely medicate within our lifetime.
Pounded by rain intermittently, Hempfest went on to see the largest crowd ever at 7pm on the Mainstage when headline act KottonMouthKings took over. The team spirit and community vibe of our staff shone through the cloudy, rainy weather and our biggest regret is that some performers did not get to participate due to the volume of water. We are truly sorry.
We are already hard at work preparing for Seattle Hempfest 2005, and although we have seen many victories locally, such as I-692, Washington State’s Medical Marijuana Law and I-75, Seattle’s Municipal Lowest Priority Law, there is still much work to be done. We need to increase the outreach and education to the eastern part of the state, and continue to streamline Hempfest to keep it fiscally strong and educationally dynamic.
One new addition we hope to include US hemp regulators soon is marijuana abuse prevention education. While we feel adults should have the right to responsibly use marijuana, we understand that some people may abuse it. Even though that number may put those people in the vast minority, they are still important to us, and we feel an obligation and a responsibility to address the issue of pot abuse. We are not going soft, we are refining our designation as the largest and most socially responsible pot rally anywhere.
As our core group continues to grow, we are always looking for meeting space that is wheelchair accessible, can accommodate 80-100 people, is reasonably centrally located in Seattle and has some form of parking available. We meet one weekday per month.
If you think you have a space that would work, you can contribute in that way by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org, make the subject title “meeting space”.
We are actively seeking serious people to fill positions at Hempfest. If you would like to get involved click the volunteer button above. We are specifically looking for additional ASL interpreters, people with experience in corporate sponsorship, fundraising, recruitment or media work. And, of course, your financial contribution is the most immediate way to support Hempfest as we fight for your right to choose.
With your help we will most certainly win. Freedom always wins out in America. It just takes the grit and determination of enough Americans to stand up and make it happen, it is a pattern that ultimately is victorious every time.
The Power of 420
Link to Hempfest
PARK CONSTRUCTION DONE
The largest “protestival” anywhere has been co-existing with a several year long ongoing construction project in Myrtle Edwards Park, and the good news is not only is the construction almost 100% completed, but the park is more beautiful than ever, and was well worth the wait. This is the year to come for fun in the sun and pot-peace and politics.
Fest goers can expect 6 stages, hundreds of arts and crafts, food, and organizational booths, and a record breaking number of their fellow hempsters all joining in on the call for global change in laws regarding the world’s most useful plant. Using this site you can utilize one of our online forums to find a ride or a place to stay, or for general discussion. You can click on “attendees” to find lodging or transportation to Hempfest, or click “volunteer” to learn how to pitch in and join us.
Come early and stay late, because this year we have really pulled out all the stops in presenting you the ultimate political pot rally.
It’s best to carpool, take the bus or bike to Hempfest, and ya might want to bring the sunscreen, just in case it’s a normal August.
Thanks for supporting Seattle Hempfest all these years, our collective efforts are starting to really pay off. We’ll be lookin’ for ya on the 20th and 21st. Hempfest is free!
Remember, there are NO DOGS ALLOWED at Seattle Hempfest (except registered medical service dogs), NO ALCOHOL, WEAPONS, CAMPING, UNAUTHORIZED VENDING, NARCOTICS or the buying or selling of Marijuana or any other illegal substance.
Hempfest state of the union
Cannabis under attack; Hempire stikes back!
Perhaps we should call out a Code Green Alert. The chance of government terrorism against our community is high.
This is a critical period for the movement to change marijuana laws. Great judicial victories and a growing momentum have galvanized our commitment to defend medical marijuana, industrial hemp production, and the rights of responsible adult marijuana users.