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Seattle’s Hempfest may die; we should let it

Seattle’s Hempfest may die; we should let it

JASON RANTZ | August 17, 2016

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Hempfest, but it may be the last. I’m OK if it is.

Back in July, we learned Hempfest was struggling financially. This was due, in part, to visitors not offering up any financial help.

On their GoFundMe page, for example, Hempfest organizers claim there’s been a “…lack of donations from the community and attendees.” But attendance has also struggled, sometimes impacted by weather. According to The Seattle Times, a first-day rainout last year cost the festival $140,000.

Seattle’s Hempfest may die; we should let it






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