Smokin Js at Seattle Hempfest 2013
Seattle Hempfest is the largest annual cannabis law reform event where cannabis enthusiasts of all kinds gather to educate the public of the many products and benefits that the cannabis plant can provide. It was founded on the belief that the public is better served when citizens and public officials work cooperatively in order to successfully accomplish common goals. This year was definitely one for the history books with over 250,000 people coming out to show their support and with the recent Washington legalization laws, we are finally starting to make headway. It’s definitely exciting, but it’s only the beginning.
This year there were over 105 speakers, 110 bands, and 400 vendors! It’s every stoners paradise. Pipes from high end glass to Chinese imports, the latest smoking gadgets, good music, and any kind of information you could want, whether it be how to obtain your MMJ card or grow tips from the Grow Bible expert, Jorge Cervantes himself. Stretched along the waterfront for a mile and a half in downtown Seattle, the view alone is worth the trip.
icole and I ventured into the big city on Saturday to check out the action, and supply the good people of Hempfest with our Smokin Js hemp papers and coupons. We got to drool all over some incredible pieces and learn about some new products. The current variety we have available to us is unbelievable.
I have to say that after this weekend, I love my Cloud Pen even more (if that was possible). One of the highlights of our trip was definitely being allowed to kick it up on the rooftop of the Further bus and blow some bubbles.
As always, Seattle treated us very well. Anyone who hasn’t checked it out, I recommend you put it on your bucket list. The most amazing part about Hempfest is that it’s completely powered by volunteers and donations. What’s sad is that the average donation per person is about thirty eight cents. If the cops are going to hand out Doritos to the stoners of Seattle, I think we can do better than that.
For more information on how to get involved go to http://www.hempfest.org/