Jack FM’s Lee Callahan here and I will be calling in from the site of the 22nd annual Hempfest celebration on Seattle’s waterfront – happening Friday and all weekend long…this is the world’s largest annual cannabis protest rally.
Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, Seattle Hempfest features six stages of music, world renowned speakers, hundreds of food, arts, crafts and political booths.
With the passage of I-502 in the 2012 Washington state election, marijuana became legal here—not just for medical use, but also for recreational use. The new law is similar to alcohol laws—you must be over 21 to use or possess marijuana. Adults 21 and older can legally have one ounce of marijuana. You can have this marijuana on your person, but can’t open it, display it, or use it in public.
I spoke with Hempfest founder and director Vivian McPeak, and he helps clear up many of my marijuana questions, like, “Are you guys going to be smoking the demon weed at Myrtle Edwards Park this weekend?”