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Seattle Hempfest 2012: World's Largest Pot Protestival Starts Today
CC Aug 17 2012
The world's largest pot "protestival" kicks of its twenty-first annual celebration today as marijuana-lovers from around the globe gather for Seattle Hempfest 2012. Read More...
Thousands Rally at Seattle Marijuana Festival
CN Source: Associated Press Seattle August 17, 2012
Tens of thousands of people descended on a waterfront park in Seattle Friday for the opening of what’s billed as the nation’s largest marijuana rally — an event that has a pressing political edge this year as Washington state’s voters consider whether to legalize the fun use of pot for adults. Colorado, Oregon and Washington already have medical marijuana laws. And all three also have legalization measures on the November ballot. Read More...
Even at Hempfest, No Consensus on Legalizing Pot
CN Source: Emily Heffter Seattle Times August 17, 2012
A historic vote this November on legalizing marijuana may seem like the perfect backdrop for Seattle's Hempfest at Myrtle Edwards Park, but activists will unfurl their pot-leaf flags Friday amid unprecedented political infighting. The pro-marijuana movement in Washington state is so splintered that Hempfest organizers are staying neutral on the legalization measure, Initiative 502. For months, a faction of pot activists has been campaigning against the initiative. And on Saturday at Hempfest, activists for and against the initiative will square off in a panel discussion. Read More...