Seattle Hempfest! What up!?

Seattle picWe are so excited to share our adventure out West to Hempfest!

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8/16/15 Goodbye Seattle, Goodbye New Friends!

We had a great trip out West to Seattle. It really was a blast both getting there and enjoying the festival. We felt like being a part of this event, even as a vendor, meant that we were contributing to the betterment of both medical patients as well as people incarcerated for petty “crimes” related to marijuana. We are very proud to stand up for the folks who have been incarcerated and the families who have been impacted severely by wrongful, and often racist, judicial punishments regarding possession of marijuana. Hemp is one of our biggest and most versatile resources here on our special planet, and events like these are important for raising awareness. Thank you to HempFest and it’s organizers and volunteers, and of course all the people who came out and stopped by. You have made our trip out here truly memorable. Many, many Thanks!

Oh and for anyone that got pulled over on their way home from Hempfest…

http://www.hempfest.org/education/cannabis-the-law/

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Some New Friends

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Sunset on the Final Day

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8/14/15 – Rain or Shine! Or Rain 🙂

                       Oy! We made it to Seattle, set everything up and what do you know! It began to rain. It hasn’t seemed to break the spirit however! People are arriving and there’s better weather just on the horizon. It’s honestly still beautiful… we love Washington! and we’re still makin’ friends. As we spend our time here, we are learning so much about the history of Hempfest.

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                From local farmer to hot shot celebrity, everyone is working together to bring awareness to this effort.  To name a few celebrities that have shown their support of this initiative, let’s start with Woody Harrelson (Actor), Mark Stepnoski (NFL player for Dallas Cowboys), Seattle City Council member Nick Licata, former chief of the Seattle Police Department Norm Stamper and others as well. Notable performers have also headlined Seattle Hempfest include: Kottonmouth Kings, Rehab, Fishbone, Pato Banton, Everlast, Hed (PE), and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill. Hempfest is organized by a diverse group of volunteers. They are a core group consisting of about 60 people who work year-round to make this happen. Their are the over 1,000 volunteers who show up a week early to prepare Seattle Hempfest as well as the week after for cleanup. If you would like to volunteer for next year, they’ve made it very easy to sign up! Take a look at their website by clicking here, or follow the URL below:

http://www.hempfest.org/get-involved/volunteers/

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8/13/2015 – Seattle rockz!

                        The glory that is Hempfest 2015 has graciously invited us to bring the best of our New York City smoke shop to Seattle, Washington. The journey out here wasn’t easy, but we are filled with joy to be a part of this righteous celebration. Not only will we be celebrating all that Washington state has accomplished with legalization, but we are also here to send a message to the entire nation. It’s time to stop pretending! Legalize nation-wide!  

 

 

   We just left Brooklyn, New York earlier this week. We’ve been busy unpacking and setting up the goods! Gah it’s so gorgeous…. Come say hello!

 

 

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If you haven’t heard about Hempfest, there’s a lot to learn. It’s truly inspiring how the passion of a grassroots initiative can grow and become a beacon for the rest of United States to follow suit! Their impact on the legalization movement is undeniable. When Seattle Hempfest was founded in 1991, it was only attended by a crowd of about 500 people. Once described as a “humble gathering of stoners”, it has since grown to become the world’s largest annual gathering advocating decriminalization of Marijuana. It is a three day annual political rally, concert, and arts fair. This festival is more than simply a gathering of amazing minds, it has it’s roots deeply invested in political activism. As an initiative that dates over 20 years in the making, it’s clear that they contributed greatly to the 2013 legalization of Marijuana in Washington state. Year after year, their message continues to grow, drawing folks like us from all across the country. Today it’s bigger than ever, proving that Hempfest is a force to be reckoned with. We can easily expect an overwhelming 450,000+ people to gather in solidarity this weekend.

 

 

 

As you can see in the photos above, we are setting up our station and eager to meet all you rad people who came out to show love for the holy plant! We’ll be here selling unique pipes and smoking accessories all weekend… so if you’re here come pay us a visit!!! We brought glass pipes, water pipes, rolling papers, vaporizers and more products that we hand selected from our New York City smoke shop. We chose only the best as we are proud to represent NYC in this significant event! If you have’t checked out this years event schedule, take a look at the set list by clicking here or by following the link below:

 

http://www.hempfest.org/festival/schedule/

 

 

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