Five Cannabis Events That You Should Try To Attend This Year
Category: Events | Posted on Fri, February, 21st 2014 by THCFinder
It's expected that 2014 is going to be a really big year for cannabis. This is the first year that Colorado, Washington, and Portland ME will have legal weed on 4/20, as well as the numerous other things that are happening. There are so many events going on this year that there's really no excuse why you shouldn't go to one. Here are five events that you should really try to attend this year if you can!
1. The High Times Denver Cannabis Cup
The tickets for the Cup have been selling like hot cakes and even the price increased. People are crawling over each other to get tickets to the Denver Cannabis Cup and it's not mystery as to why. Marijuana is legal for residents and tourists for the first time during this extra weedy holiday and the Cup is expected to be awesome!
Held in beautiful Spain, Spannabis is much like the High Times Cup and is extremely popular. It's a huge event that lasts three days and includes music, smoking and the showcasing of beautiful buds.
3. Seattle Hempfest
Much like the Denver Cannabis Cup, Seattle Hempfest is going to be epic. With Washington having legalized cannabis, the state is sure to attract a large amount of attention during this time period. If you're around this area, it's highly recommended that you attend Hempfest this year!
4. Boston Freedom Rally
For those living on the east coast, the Boston Freedom Rally is an awesome event to attend. People from all up and down the east coast attend this event. Massachusetts has decriminalized marijuana and is working on allowing dispensaries. Not only that but activists are pushing for legal cannabis in the state as well.
5. High Times Amsterdam Cup
This one brings together stoners from all over the world. While weed isn't legal in Amsterdam, the laws are very relaxed and the Amsterdam Cup in one of the biggest cannabis events of the year. If you can get a passport and a ticket, you should definitely be attending! And if you live in the area, lucky you!
Hail Mary Jane X The 420 Treehouse: Los Angeles Halloweed Party
Category: Events | Posted on Thu, October, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
HailMaryJane.com has teamed up with the 420 Treehouse in Los Angeles to host a party celebrating Halloween and Marijuana. With a musical performance from HMJ’s very own @GoSemi, food trucks, raffles, costume contests, movie screenings, fortune tellers, face paint and DJ Big Kush Jay will be spinning on the turn table all evening this should be a night to remember, if you don't get too high. Dressing up for the holiday is appreciated but not required.
The 420 Treehouse is a posh BYOW bar in Midtown/Culver City area of Los Angeles. The Treehouse comes fully equipped with stoner essentials like couches, large TV’s (including a projector), bong rentals, and healthy snacks in the vending machines. You are not going to find snickers or doritos here. Only organic stuff like plantain chips, coconut water, Mojo Clif bars, and trail mix combos are here and in my opinion, thats whats up. I’ve moved to a point in my life where I can really appreciate that type of food.
You do NOT want to miss this.
Police at Seattle marijuana Hempfest: "Hey dude, want some Doritos?
Category: Events | Posted on Mon, August, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
It wasn’t Seattle’s first “Hempfest” celebrating recreational marijuana. That was 22 years ago.
But the gathering this weekend in the “Emerald City” – featuring crafts, music, food booths, speakers, and plenty of pungent smoke – was the first cannabis protest rally since voters in Washington State approved a ballot measure (I-502) last November legalizing recreational use of the drug.
It also included pro-legalization lawyers explaining the law – including a warning that marijuana is still illegal under federal law – as well as uniformed police officers handing out snacks to smokers feeling the “munchies.”
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Technically, public use of marijuana remains illegal under Washington's new law, punishable by a $103 ticket. But Seattle police have only been giving people warnings since the law passed, and they had no plans to write anyone up at Hempfest.
But those bags of nacho-cheese Doritos chips handed out Saturday by Seattle’s finest came with a friendly but very clear message as well.
“We thought you might be hungry,” the label reads. “We also thought now might be a good time for a refresher on the do’s and don’ts of I-502.
The don’ts: "Don't drive while high. Don’t give, sell, or shotgun weed to people under 21. Don't use pot in public. You could be cited but we'd rather give you a warning."
The do’s: “Do listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a reasonable volume. Do enjoy Hempfest.”
The label is signed “(heart), SPD.”
Within 30 minutes 1,000 bags of Doritos were gone.
Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com
Seattle Hempfest: One Week Until the World's Largest Marijuana Celebration
Category: Events | Posted on Sat, August, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
SEATTLE, WA — For three days in August, hundreds of thousands of people will descend on Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront for the 22nd annual Hempfest, traditionally the largest annual gathering of pro-cannabis supporters in the world. But following last year’s historic passage of Initiative 502, which legalized the adult possession of marijuana in the state, this year’s Hempfest promises one thing that the previous 21 did not: a victory celebration.
What started out as a “humble gathering of stoners” in 1991, conceived during a peace vigil in opposition of the first Gulf War and attracting a crowd of about 500 people, has grown to a world-renowned 3 day “protestival” celebrating human rights, equality, freedom, and of course, cannabis.
Spanning 1.3 miles, two public parks, six stages, and more than 300 vendors and being staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, Hempfest isn’t just the largest annual pro-pot rally in the world — it is also one of the largest special events in the State of Washington.
With a Special Events permit requiring a $1 million insurance policy, emergency evacuation plans, and safety and security personnel, Hempfest is not a “pot party in the park”; it is a bona-fide political rally whose organizers work closely with city officials to ensure a successful — and peaceful — annual tradition.
Past performers have included well known bands such as Potluck, the Kottonmouth Kings, Fishbone, Rehab, and countless others, with notable speakers including Jack Herer, Woody Harrelson, Rick Steves, and many local and national political figures and marijuana reform activists addressing the crowds.
Read more: http://www.thedailychronic.net/
Denver officials eye 4/20 marijuana celebrations with wariness, dread
Category: Events | Posted on Fri, April, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
Ahead of what organizers say will be one of the largest marijuana-themed celebrations in the world, a number of officials in Denver are looking to this weekend's events with something between wariness and dread.
Take, for instance, the city's police department, which plans to have extra officers on hand to monitor the large, marijuana-puffing gathering in Civic Center park known as the "420 Rally." Although public marijuana consumption remains illegal in Colorado, a department spokesman says the beefed-up presence will nonetheless try to maintain a low profile.
"Our biggest goal is to ensure everyone is safe in this environment," Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. "We'll have the necessary number of officers to ensure the safety of the public."
The rally takes place every year on April 20 — a day marijuana enthusiasts regard as a cannabis holiday they call 4/20. It could draw tens of thousands of attendees this year, as the first major public event around marijuana in Colorado since voters legalized use and limited possession of the drug last year.
Read more: http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com
Hempcon Hits San Jose for 4/20
Category: Events | Posted on Fri, April, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
Billing itself as the world’s largest medical marijuana convention, Hempcon returns April 19-21 to San Jose with “therapeutic” tunes from Wu-Tang rapper Cappadonna, samples and a medicating 420 area.
Straddling the line between a marijuana festival and an educational event, Hempcon showcases the latest in hydroponics equipment, smoking utensils and organizers even advertise samples from some of the more than 40 collectives scheduled to attend.
Patients can find an array of exhibitors from local dispensaries and equipment manufacturers to educational services and on-site medical evaluations. It’s a place where, for those only involved in the scene on a medicinal level, can explore options for local treatment and options for ingesting as well as legal advice.
However, as much as it is an event for medical patients, it’s also a celebration of marijuana culture with booth babes, clothing and other weed-related artifacts. In addition to Cappadonna, 12th Planet will perform along with a lineup of DJs, including DJ Dome, DJ Hype, Hani Naser, Louis Conte and Craig Eastman.
Hempcon is also a big attraction for those involved—or looking to get into—the business of medicinal marijuana. There are numerous seminars, such as “How To Start a Delivery Business,” and the keynote speech of the event will be delivered by legal expert F. Freddy Sayegh on the convention’s final day. Sayegh is a Southern California lawyer specializing in medical marijuana issues. THCFinder.com is an official Sponsor of Hempcon so come by our Booth and grab some free goodies!
Check out www.Hempcon.com for more information.
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