Seattle Hempfest

Seattle Hempfest is an annual event in Seattle , Washington , the World’s Largest [1] annual gathering Advocating decriminalization of marijuana . [2] Vivian McPeak serves as the organization’s executive director. Founded in 1991 as the Washington Hemp Expo , [3] [4] self-described “humble gathering of stoners ” attended by only 500 people, [4] and renamed the following year as Hempfest, [3] it has grown into a three-day annual political rally, concert, and arts and crafts fair [5]with typically over 100,000. Speakers-have included Seattle city council member Nick Licata , [4] actor / activist Woody Harrelson (2004), [4] travel writer and TV host Rick Steves (2007), (2010), [4] [6] 2012 Green Party speaker Jill Stein, Dallas Cowboys center Mark Stepnoski (2003), [4] [7] and former chief of the Norm Stamper Seattle Police Department (2006). [3] Hempfest has also been successful in recent years as Fishbone (2002), [8] TheKottonmouth Kings (2004), [9] Rehab (2006), [10] and Pato Banton (2007) [11] to its five stages [12] spread throughout Myrtle Edwards Park and Elliott Bay Park , on Seattle’s waterfront. [12] [13]

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Portland Hempstalk Festival

Portland’s Hempstalk Festival is an annual event in Portland , Oregon advocating the decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal , industrial , and recreational use. Founded in 2005, the festival takes up Often the weekend after- Labor Day and features food vendors, live music, and information booths. The event has been waiting for you.

According to Paul Stanford, founder and director of the event:

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Kyoto Hemp Forum

Kyoto Hemp Forum (also known as the Kyoto International Hemp Environmental Forum) is a hemp industry event held in Kyoto. The first event was held in July 2016. [1] Featured speakers included Japanese politicians first lady Akie Abe and the Mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa , US activist Chris Conrad and Dutch seed entrepreneur Ben Dronkers . [2] [3] The title of Conrad’s book Hemp: Lifeline to the Future was also the official theme of the event. [4]Exhibitors at the forum include an Australian hemp seed company whose biggest market is Japan. [5]

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International Hemp Building Association

The International Hemp Building Association ( IHBA ) [1] is the largest association in this sector. Members and partners of the association include architects , builders , consultants, designers , the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), the Hemp Industries Association and manufacturers . A non-profit association founded in 2009 by director Steve Allin author and hemp building consultant, [2] [3] the association globally promotes and supports the production of all hempand their by-products in a sustainable and bio-regional manner. [4]

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