Seattle Hemp Fest: August 17-18-19
Seattle Hempfest spans three Seattle waterfront parks: Centennial Park (North Entrance), Myrtle Edwards Park, and Olympic Sculpture Park (South Entrance).
This year the Seattle Hemp Fest turns 21! But rather than celebrate with a beer, Seattle Hemp Fest and it’s festival goers would much rather commemorate the occasion with a big fat doobie and spreading the word of gift of hemp. Unlike High Time’s Cannabis Cup, Hemp Fest boasts no competition for cannabis but rather tries to spread knowledge of the plant itself. Everything from cannabis activism, music, comedy, seminars, poetry, glass, books and just about anything else cannabis related you can think of is included in this festival of the plant.
While admission to the event is free a donation to the event organizers is strongly suggested in order to keep this thriving tradition alive for years to come. While cannabis legalization has always been a major topic at the event many would say the main focus is largely on industrial hemp. From paper to fuel hemp has hundreds of uses, and yet the USA is the only industrialized country that does not produce hemp domestically. The consequence is damaging products being used by daily consumers and dangerous methods are being practiced to collect timber in light of switching to industrial hemp.
Seattle’s Hemp Fest is a pure gathering of the cannabis culture, where stoners from all across our fair land gather to celebrate and educate with one another in a safe and welcoming environment. In Hemp Fests past even local police officers have spoken on stage in favor of our great nation returning to it’s roots when it comes to cannabis/hemp prohibition. If you’re in the area make sure to check out extremely unique and wonderful festival happening in Seattle, Washington at Centennial, Myrtle Edwards, and Olympic Sculpture Park!