Seattle Hempfest 2012: World’s Largest Pot Protestival

CANNABIS CULTURE – 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.

Started in 1991 as the “Washington Hemp Expo” – now with an estimated 300,000-stoner crowd and 1,000s of volunteer staff – the annual event has grown to become the planet’s premier pot activism event and features a line-up of top-notch speakers and performers from the cannabis community.

Check out this year’s massive list of speakers including Washington State House of Representatives Roger Goodman, Steve D’Angelo, Rob Kampia, Jorge Cervantes, Steve Kubby, Robert Melamede, Ed Rosenthal, ‘Radical’ Russ Belville, Jodie Emery, Judge Jim Gray, Rick Steves, Keith Stroup, and many many more.

Hempfest is also know for its fantastic music performances from bands, hip-hop groups, electronic artists, and musicians from a wide-range of styles and genres. This year, over 600 musical acts submitted materials for consideration – see the full schedule to find out who’s playing.

Cannabis Culture Publisher Jodie Emery and Editor Jeremiah Vandermeer (your’s truly) will be in attendance for the festivities – watch for videos, photos and a full report of Hempfest 2012 coming soon to CC.

See in-depth coverage of past Seattle Hempfests on CC.

Read an interview with Seattle Hempfest head organizer Vivian McPeak about the history and twenty-year anniversary of the event.

Follow Jeremiah Vandermeer on Facebook and Twitter, or watch the Cannabis Culture Flickr Photostream for constant updates.

GO TO SeattleHempfest.org FOR MORE INFO.

Comments

14 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    Just because we pot smokers do what so called good citizens hate y’all can shut the fuck up. Taxpayers aha dumbest excuse ever. We all pay taxes we just smoke along with it last time I checked its America, we are free to do whatever we feel like if you don’t like it then on that one damn festival out of 365 days a year, you can find another place to chill till we move on to the next one. 4/20 nuff said

  2. Anonymous on

    Get a life you retard. I showed my mates this in the uk. I can’t bring myself to type what they said.
    But fuck you anyway.

  3. Anonymous on

    thanks you’re

  4. Anonymous on

    dead from dui thats what you

    Posted by Anonymous on Aug 24 2012

    dead from dui thats what you want maybe your kids will be next one to die alchol annual deaths 85000

  5. Anonymous on

    dead from dui thats what you want maybe your kids will be next one to die alchol annual deaths 85000

  6. Anonymous on

    You’re

  7. Son of Sam Walton on

    But you don’t complain about Seattle Police arresting someone for pot possession (not from smoking it) at the park or for selling it (but that won’t stop hot dog venders and Ice Cream men from selling unhealthy foods). There is no proof marijuana is illegal –how, because keeping pot illegal financed 60% of the Islamic terrorist (like it does the Mexican cartels) and when your policy creates funding for the enemy to create 9/11/England bombings/Spain bombings/Olympics bombings of 08’/India bombings/Russian bombings etc etc etc etc etc etc –while funding our enemy’s side of the war –its no longer a legal policy, therefore the law clearly states that if marijuana prohibition (and other drug prohibitions) kills over 6,000 U.S. soldiers in combat and causes airplanes to crash into NY City and an empty field in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon and creates a $3trillion dollar war (NY Time, Brown University) that destroys millions of jobs in a recession: it’s illegal for pot to be illegal. So, I don’t understand what is illegal about this fest . . . taxpayers are enjoying their park . . . would we say the same thing about ‘Humane Treatment for Animals Fest’ at that park or gay rights or ‘Black Teens Agaisnt Gang Violence’ types of fests happening in MY PARK (because I living in another state, fought for Seattle against drug money funded terrorists) . . . I’m the one that allowed it to happen –I’m the one who protects what’s left of our democracy so you and many other’s can enjoy the park without curfew or marshal law etc. If marijuana prohibition isn’t found in any Amendment to our Constitution, then there is no proof it’s illegal . . . real laws are based on human rights to be secure in their lives . . . that’s why we cavemen learned to utter more than grunts and used items other than spears and dinosaur bones . . . we created civilization and keeping drugs illegal is something a caveman would want, because it destroys the fabric of a civilization. Drug laws destroys many laws like an acid being splashed on paper . . . it has latterly destroyed almost every law we have created in the States by giving criminals the right of way to do as they please and it has destroyed tax money and millions of jobs and human dreams . . . pot legalization is more about someone not smoking pot and never smoking pot who is not harmed by the law’s residue than it’s about someone smoking pot . . . pot legalization has nothing to do with pot. How does a road-side bomb financed by illegal drug money make you think of THC and various strains and bong hits? You are insane. Do not War Veterans who fought drug money in Iraq or Afghanistan because of a drug money 9/11 not have the right to smoke pot in the park? You have to be willing to die and kill to keep drugs illegal to have a right to your opinion . . . or its just nonsense coming from an uneducated human thug.

  8. Anonymous on

    i agree with this person ur annoying ride ur bike somewere else

  9. Anonymous on

    shut the fuck up and smoke a joint, happy 2012 hempfest yeeeee!!!!

  10. Anonymous on

    Your a low life bitch. Get a life wow you can’t ride your bike on the trail for what 3 days out of the year grow up you cry baby. You ain’t the only tax payer out there. All of the 400,000 people that attend the venue pay their taxes also get over yourself

  11. Anonymous on

    i dont see how the city of seattle can allow the use of city parks for this venue. it denys the people of seattle access to the park.
    wasnt last year supposed to be the last year they have it at this park?

    something needs to be done as to not restricting access to the bike trail
    we the taxpayers will not stand for this anymore,,let hempfest find another venue for their illegal activities

  12. Anonymous on

    i dont see how the city of seattle can allow the use of city parks for this venue. it denys the people of seattle access to the park.
    wasnt last year supposed to be the last year they have it at this park?

    something needs to be done as to not restricting access to the bike trail
    we the taxpayers will not stand for this anymore,,let hempfest find another venue for their illegal activities