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.