There was a lot of emotion at Hempfest this year. There are several initiatives that were collecting signatures, there was also two camps that were there to represent for one side or the other on I-502. In fact that was pretty much the main topic this year.
But aside from all of the politics, it was an oasis for nearly 300,000 attendees who were there to support the cannabis culture as they have for 21 years!
I was sad that we couldn’t be there. We celebrated our sons first birthday and we had business to take care of here in Northern California. Plus we are caring for my 90 year old grandmother and she would not have faired well in the heat.
But I was encouraged to watch a King5 news report to see a sign that we made hung proudly at hempfest. We got the idea for the sign from a picture that I found on facebook some months ago. It said “Freedom Can’t Exist If Nature Is Illegal” and we attached two cannabis liberty symbols with the message “Don’t Tread On Me” below the statue of Liberty and a cannabis leaf, that Kimi designed in 2011 for Don Skakie. We donated these signs to Jared Allaway to use for whatever legalization event that may be happening, and we were elated that they were used at HempFest!!! Thanks Jared!
It made me feel like I was their in proxy, and it also made me miss our HempFest family.
We will not be missing next year!
Here is the photo and the article of where I found it. Made me smile ear to ear to see this!
THANKS TO VIVIAN MCPEAK AND ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS AT HEMPFEST!!