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Published Media about Seattle HEMPFST® Protestival 

  • Cops Dealing Doritos at Post-Legalization Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jamestown Sun, Aug 15, 2013
  • 5 Things I learned from Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Leafly, Aug 19, 2013
  • Charles Krauthhammer Wants to Get Hiiiiiiigh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wonkette, Aug 22, 2013
  • Meet the Cops Who Give Doritos to Stoners                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Salon, Aug 20, 2013
  • Hempfest Doritos Selling for $55 on e-Bay, Stoner Souvenir?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Los Angeles Times, Aug 16, 2013
  • White House News Briefing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (mentions Doritos) Aug 21, 2013
  • Marijuana festival in Seattle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOX News, Bill O’Reilly, Aug 19, 2013
  • Seattle Hempfest on Bill O’Reilly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOX News, Aug 19, 2013
  • Does Hempfest Matter Anymore?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Stranger Magazine, Aug 22, 2013
  • Hempfest, Giving Pot Peace a Chance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 New York Post, Aug 21, 2013
  • Hey Dude, Want Some Doritos?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Christian Science Monitor, Aug 18, 2013
  • My Seattle Hempfest by Doug McVay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Celeb Stoner, Aug 19, 2013
  • Seattle Hempfest is Three Day Marijuana Rally                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Huffington Post, Aug 18, 2013
  • At Seattle’s Annual Hempfest Police to Give Out Doritos                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CBS News, Aug 15, 2013
  • Mellow Mood at First Seattle Hempfest Since Legalization                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reuters, Aug 17, 2013
  • Seattle Cops to Hand Out Doritos at Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ABC News, Aug 15, 2013
  • Operation Orange Fingers: Seattle Police to Give Away Doritos                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Time Magazine, Aug 15, 2013
  • The Brain Behind Seattle Police’s Social Media on Marijuana                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Forbes, Aug 17, 2013
  • Don’t Inhale Too Deeply, as Seattle Hempfest Kicks Off in Seattle This Weekend                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Associated Press, Aug 16, 2013
  • Clever Seattle Cops Bring Doritos to Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            , Aug 16, 2013
  • Seattle Hempfest Narrows Focus to National Legalization                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       King 5 News, August 16, 2013
  • Seattle Hempfest Victory Celebration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Newsday, Aug 16, 2013
  • Seattle Hempfest Enters New Era                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KUOW, Aug 15, 2013
  • Cops Take Care of Munchies by Giving Doritos                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UK Daily Mail, Aug 18, 2013
  • 5 Things to do st Seattle Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Business Insider, Aug 16, 2013
  • Police Deal Doritos at Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business Insider, Aug 15, 2013
  • High Expectations as Medi-Swipe receives 10,000 Unit Purchase Order at Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bloomberg, Aug, 2013
  • Police Cure Munchies at Hempfest in Seattle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOX News, Aug 15, 2013
  • I Saw the Future of Pot at Seattle Hempfest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vice, 2013
  • Seattle Kicks Off Pot Festival                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Today, Aug 15, 2013
  • What makes Hempfest So Special?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Hager, Aug 22, 2013
  • Police Move From Undercover Busts To Serving The People At Seattle Hempfest

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The Seattle HEMPFST® protestival is the largest cannabis event in the world and the largest event in the city of Seattle. In its 21 year, the HEMPFST® experience is bigger and better than ever before. The HEMPFST® footprint encompasses 3 parks along the Seattle waterfront and is in its second year as a 3 day event.


This year, Seattle HEMPFST® has gone through monumental changes. HEMPFST® now has a storefront in Seattle which serves as a hub for production of the event and will also be a retail store for hemp products. HEMPFST®central has become a necessary component to successfully produce this years event. Hempfest also has launched its new user friendly website in time for the event. And a new bridge in myrtle Edwards park creates a new change for the festival.


Seattle HEMPFST® has again succeeded in attracting a plethora of big name speakers such as travel writer rick steves, Judge Jim gray, harborside’s Steve Dangelo, city attorney Pete Holmes, representative Roger Goodman senator Jeanne kohl wehles.


HEMPFST® has become ever more relevant in this election year as Washington, Colorado, and Oregon all have legalization initiatives on the ballot.


Seattle HEMPFST® is fueled every year by over 1000 volunteers. These volunteers contribute to teams such as security, peace keeping, stage construction, fence coordination, staff kitchen, traffic, and countless others. Volunteers from all over the northwest return every year to work all day and night in the heat to produce Seattle HEMPFST®.


As HEMPFST® continues to grow every year, more volunteers, donations and work are needed to keep the event running smoothly. Organizer work year round to ensure this cannabis event free, fun and safe.


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