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What Is Hempfest?

The Seattle Hemp Fest will take place August 15-16 in Myrtle Edwards, Olympic Sculpture and Elliott Bay Parks along the northern section of Seattle's waterfront.

It is one of the largest annual gatherings in the world to support the legalization of marijuana.

The two-day “protestival” boasts six stages presenting a variety of music and comedy performances, as well as exhibits, displays, panel discussions and presentations on marijuana policy reform.

In addition, a large collection of vendors will sell an assortment of hemp and other products, from food, clothing, jewelry and natural fragrances to bongs, arts and incense.

The first Hemp Fest was held 18 years ago attracting 500 local marijuana activists, but has since drawn a crowd of more than 150,000 people.

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