Seattle Hempfest looks for Support in Fundraising Campaign

Seattle Hempfest, the world’s largest cannabis related event, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month and has partnered with Dope Magazine to help cover costs.

With projected costs at near $850,000, a fundraiser campaign has been set up to help organizers.

“The statewide loss of the medical marijuana industry, coupled with restrictions on advertising have been hard on cannabis-related events in the region,” said Hempfest executive director Vivian McPeak. “ We are asking our community to support our 25 years of hard work with $10 contributions.”

DOPE Magazine chief branding officer James Zachodni said the event has pushed advocacy in a positive direction to help shed layers of cannabis prohibition.

Hempfest brings together 120 guest speakers, 120 music acts and 400 arts, crafts, food and informational vendors, Aug. 19 – 21.

For more information on the event, visit Hempfest’s website.