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EVENTS: Seattle Hempfest, August 19-21, 2016

The Seattle Hempfest will run August 19-21, 2016. Please visit https://www.hempfest.org/ for more information.

A description and the official platform (from the website) are below:

Seattle HEMPFEST, the premier flagship event of the global cannabis culture, is celebrating its 25th anniversary (in 2016). Hempfest’s crown jewels of achievement include its designation as the largest annual cannabis policy reform event in the world. But that could change with a single event. What is less likely to change is the fact that the Seattle HEMPFEST is the most sophisticated and socially responsible cannabis rally in history, and perhaps the largest annual free speech event in the nation.

OFFICIAL 2016 SEATTLE HEMPFEST® PLATFORM

25 national and regional movement goals:

  • DeSchedule: Cannabis completely off the Federal Schedule / Controlled Substances Act
  • Removal of Cannabis from all binding treaties
  • Release of all non-violent cannabis offenders nationally
  • Reparations in the form of expunction of all records relating to convictions for cannabis possession.
  • Parental rights / protections for cannabis users
  • Second Amendment equality protections for cannabis users
  • Merit based licensing for pot stores (or remove caps on the number of stores to allow a supply and demand based market model)
  • Legal home-grows
  • Legal school medicating for minor patients
  • Workplace protections / job discrimination
  • Reasonable regulations for concentrates
  • Restricting pesticides/herbicides/fungicides (organic production standards)
  • Driving impairment technology (impairment based field test)
  • Fair, reasonable zoning for cannabis businesses
  • Tax/banking reform (end 280E restrictions)
  • Reasonable smell regulations for production facilities and elsewhere
  • Environmental impact of throw away packaging examined
  • Public consumption lounges allowed
  • First Amendment equality in advertising, sponsorship, and promotion for cannabis related businesses
  • Consumption protections for patients in public housing
  • Legal domestic industrial hemp production
  • Tenant /Renter consumption protections
  • Use in hospitals
  • Equality protections for transplant patients
  • Nutritional, sugar-free medical-marijuana “medible” alternatives

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