NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform
- Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeking Marijuana Legalization By July 2018
The Trudeau administration is anticipated to introduce legis
- Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/25/17
Here are the bills from around the country that NORML has tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pendin
- Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report
The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by th
- What Would A Federal Marijuana Crackdown Look Like?
Ever since the 2016 election, marijuana legalization supporters have been wondering if President Trump will crack down on state-approved rec
- Virginia: Local Focus, Nationwide Impact
In the first quarter of 2017, the reform efforts of Virginia NORML laid a framework for exciting changes in the Commonwealth’s cannabis po
- Hunter S. Thompson Scholarships for 2017 Aspen Legal Seminar
Colorado NORML is pleased to announce the 2017 Hunter S. Thompson Scholarship to the Aspen Legal Seminar June 1-3, 2017!
- Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/17/2017
The bills from around the country that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your s
- Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/11/2017
At the state level, it is quite a different story. We have continued to see a marked rise in the number of bills introduced pertaining to ma
- Bills to Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Illinois
Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Heather Steans introduced bills Wednesday that would finally end cannabis prohibition in Illinois. Identical
- Key Committee Approves Marijuana Possession Bill in Vermont
The Vermont House Judiciary Committee voted 8-3 to approve H. 170, a bill that would eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of
- Nevada Considers Social Consumption Bill
Nevada Senator Tick Segerblom introduced Senate Bill 236, which aims to allow social use of marijuana in public places such as lounges, b
- Push to Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use Picks Up Steam in Connecticut
The newly formed Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana (CCRM) held a press conference March 7 to rally support for legislation th
- South Dakota Lawmakers Considering Marijuana Bills
Last week, the South Dakota State Senate passed Senate Bill 95, which would remove cannabidiol, or CBD oil, from the definition of mariju
- New Hampshire House Approves Decriminalization Measure
The New Hampshire House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved HB 640 on Wednesday (318-36), bringing New Hampshire one step closer
- Vermont House Vote Expected on Bill Legalizing Possession and Cultivation
The Vermont House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on H. 170, a bill that would eliminate penalties for possessing small amoun
- Georgia House Approves Medical Marijuana Improvement Bill
Both the Georgia House and Senate this year presented bills that would make changes to the state’s low-THC medical marijuana law. The b
- Medical Marijuana Bills Progressing in Iowa
The Iowa Legislature is in full swing, and over a dozen bills have been filed that would improve the state’s marijuana policies. Sen. B
- Limited Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Indiana
A pair of bills that would allow certain patients to use low-THC cannabis are winding their way through the Indiana Legislature. One of t
Marijuana on Huffington Post
- What Does The Future Hold For Marijuana?
- Lynne Lyman: Do Not Delay: Implement Marijuana Legalization In California
- Woody Harrelson Is Not Smoking Weed Anymore
- San Diego Debuts Mouth Swabs To Help Detect Drivers With Pot In Their System
- Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis
- Somebody Donated A Cooler Filled With Weed To Goodwill
- Jeff Sessions Suggests A Crackdown Isn't Coming For Legal Weed
- Israel Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana Use
- Jesse Ventura Warns Donald Trump: Don't Tread On State Pot Laws
- Justice Department Says It's Not Trying To Be A Buzzkill On Legal Weed ― Yet
Published Media about Seattle HEMPFEST® Protestival
- Hempfest Needs Money Survive
KOMO 4 NEWS, 07/13/16
- Weed Tourism
- Roach Paper Art
- Seattle Summer Festivals
- 10 Crazy Things About Seattle Hempfest
SonicBids Blog, 05/06/16
- 25 Years of Seattle Hempfest – Interview with Vivian McPeak
Marijuana Times, 05/03/16
- DC Cannabis Protestors Defy Smoking Ban, Police Shrug
The Leaf Online, 04/04/16
- HEMPFEST® teams up with CaviarGold for 2016
Seattle PI, 12/08/15
- Seattle Hempfest Central Announces Grand Re-Opening In New Location
The Weed Blog, 11/11/15
- My First Seattle Hempfest as a News Anchor Turned Cannabis Activist
Mariujana Politics, 08/23/15
- NJ Weedman’s Passing the Joint: Pot-friendly Seattle provides peaceful respite
- 10 big differences between Seattle Hempfest, Denver 4/20 Rally
The Cannabist, 08/20/15
- Hemp drink sales at Seattle Hempfest marks an emerging trend
- Week in Weed: Where’s Wiz? Plus Hempfest and other dank Instas
The Cannabist, 08/17/15
- I Went to Hempfest and I Wasn’t Even High
Seattle Weekly, 08/17/15
- Five Things to Do at Seattle Hempfest
SF Gate, 08/16/15
- How to Behave at Hempfest
The Stranger, 08/13/15
- Social pot use: It’s a riddle for Seattle as well as in Denver
The Cannabist, 08/12/15
- Portland NORML Directors To Speak Six Times At Seattle Hempfest
The Weed Blog, 08/12/15
- Higher Ground: Hempfest Still Matters, Dude
Seattle Weekly, 08/11/15
- Pier 86 on Seattle waterfront closes to fishing for Hempfest
Seattle TImes, 08/11/15
- Island County’s jail dehydration death in spotlight at Seattle’s Hempfest
Whidbey Daily, 08/06/15
- Seattle’s Smoking Ban In Parks Will Not Interfere With Hempfest
- Seattle Hempfest Is Seeking Attendee Donations
The Weed Blog, 08/04/15
- Seattle HEMPFEST Exports Its Protestival To New Cities, States
The Weed Blog, 06/27/15
- Kohl-Welles to be honored at the 2015 Seattle Hempfest Festival
Ballard News Tribune, 06/26/15
- How to roll the perfect joint with Seattle Hempfest teacher
Seattle PI, 10/21/14
- Marijuander Lust: The Seattle Hempfest
Lady Bud, 08/26/14
- 10 Differences Between Seattle Hempfest, Denver 4/20 Rally
- Seattle Hempfest 2014 Pictures and Shenanigans
SF Gate, 08/18/14
- Seattle Hempfest 2014 – Dawn of A New Era Regarding Legalization of Pot
OpEd News, 08/16/14
- Hempfest, Seattle’s Mega-Pot Rally introducing Pot Gardens
Seattle PI, 08/12/14
- Seattle Hempfest 2014 Pictures and Shenanigans
San Francisco Gate, 08/18/14
- Seattle Hempfest vs. Denver 4/20 – Ten Major Differences
The Cannabist, 8/20/14
- Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Declares War on Pot Prohibition
Seattle PI, 8/15/2014
- Seattle Hempfest 2014 Introduces 21+ Marijuana Lounges CNN iReport, Aug. 15, 2014
- Hempfest Ain’t No Seahawks Game:How a Quarter Million Stoners Kept the Peace SFGate, Sept. 13, 2013
- Cops Dealing Doritos at Post-Legalization Hempfest Jamestown Sun, Aug 15, 2013
- 5 Things I learned from Hempfest Leafly, Aug 19, 2013
- Doritis for Potheads? The Police They Are a Changin’
MSN News, Aug Sept 10, 2013
- Charles Krauthhammer Wants to Get Hiiiiiiigh Wonkette, Aug 22, 2013
- Meet the Cops Who Give Doritos to Stoners Salon, Aug 20, 2013
- Hempfest Doritos Selling for $55 on e-Bay, Stoner Souvenir? Los Angeles Times, Aug 16, 2013
- White House News Briefing (mentions Doritos) Aug 21, 2013
- Marijuana festival in Seattle FOX News, Bill O’Reilly, Aug 19, 2013
- Seattle Hempfest on Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Aug 19, 2013
- Does Hempfest Matter Anymore? The Stranger Magazine, Aug 22, 2013
- Hempfest, Giving Pot Peace a Chance New York Post, Aug 21, 2013
- Hey Dude, Want Some Doritos? Christian Science Monitor, Aug 18, 2013
- My Seattle Hempfest by Doug McVay Celeb Stoner, Aug 19, 2013
- Seattle Hempfest is Three Day Marijuana Rally Huffington Post, Aug 18, 2013
- Smoking Up at Seattle’s Hempfest
CBS News, Aug 18, 2013
- At Seattle’s Annual Hempfest Police to Give Out Doritos CBS News, Aug 15, 2013
- Mellow Mood at First Seattle Hempfest Since Legalization Reuters, Aug 17, 2013
- Seattle Cops to Hand Out Doritos at Hempfest ABC News, Aug 15, 2013
- Operation Orange Fingers: Seattle Police to Give Away Doritos Time Magazine, Aug 15, 2013
- The Brain Behind Seattle Police’s Social Media on Marijuana Forbes, Aug 17, 2013
- Don’t Inhale Too Deeply, as Seattle Hempfest Kicks Off in Seattle This Weekend Associated Press, Aug 16, 2013
- Clever Seattle Cops Bring Doritos to Hempfest Examiner.com, Aug 16, 2013
- Seattle Hempfest Narrows Focus to National Legalization King 5 News, August 16, 2013
- Seattle Hempfest Victory Celebration Newsday, Aug 16, 2013
- Seattle Hempfest Enters New Era KUOW, Aug 15, 2013
- Cops Take Care of Munchies by Giving Doritos UK Daily Mail, Aug 18, 2013
- 5 Things to do st Seattle Hempfest Business Insider, Aug 16, 2013
- Police Deal Doritos at Hempfest Business Insider, Aug 15, 2013
- High Expectations as Medi-Swipe receives 10,000 Unit Purchase Order at Hempfest Bloomberg, Aug, 2013
- Police Cure Munchies at Hempfest in Seattle FOX News, Aug 15, 2013
- I Saw the Future of Pot at Seattle Hempfest Vice, 2013
- Seattle Kicks Off Pot Festival USA Today, Aug 15, 2013
- What makes Hempfest So Special? Steve Hager, Aug 22, 2013
- Police Move From Undercover Busts To Serving The People At Seattle Hempfest
- Remembering Jack Herer.
High Times April 15, 2013
- Seattle’s budding economy: Pot tourism.
CNN April 8, 2013
- Seattle Hempfest opens store and office.
Seattle Pi November 20, 2012
- Seattle Hempfest 2012: Unity Under Fire.
Cannabis Culture, September 6 2012
- 13 Key Moments In Marijuana History (PHOTOS).
Huffington Post September 7, 2012
- Q & A With New Drug Czar.
Wall Street Journal, May 14,2009
- A Humble Gathering of Responsible Stoners.
Seattle City Insights Examiner, May 14, 2009
- Hempfest ’08: One of the America’s Biggest All-Volunteer Events.
Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Dir September 2, 2008
- World’s Largest Pot Rally Rolls in Town, Police Not Worried.
Seattle P.I. Blog , Aug 15, 2008
- Change Agent.
Real Change News, June 13, 2007
- Hempfest claims victory in SAM sculpture-park dispute.
Seattle PI.com Blog, May 29, 2007
- Statues of limitations.
SLOG, The Stranger, May 28, 2007
- SAM and Hempfest wrestle over who runs the waterfront.
Seattle Weekly, May 16, 2007
- Seattle Hempfest – 2006 lessons / 2007 challenges.
Seattle Public Safety – Governmental Relationships & Arts, April 3, 2007
- Hempfest Director Vivian McPeak in the “Unvarnished Truth” video.
Seattle Hempfest, August 11, 2006
- The Commentators John Carlson and Ken Schram interview Hempfest Director Vivian McPeak.
KOMO Radio, July 2006
- Hempfest fans rockin’ the joint.
Seattle Times, August 25, 2005
- Thousands of pot lovers defiantly light-up at US hemp festival.
Agence France Presse, August 25, 2005
- Hempfest goes out on high note.
Philip Dawdy, Seattle, August 25, 2005
- Annual Hempfest ‘protestival’ focuses on educating the masses.
Russ Zabel, Seattle, August 25, 2005
- Seattle could learn from a city up north.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 22, 2005
- In the Northwest: Of elder statesmen, food aficionados and hemp.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 27, 2004
- Festival celebrates hemp, also stirs political pot.
Seattle Times, August 22, 2004
- Pro-pot initiative gets political push at high-flying Hempfest.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 18, 2003
- Political Aroma Detected at Hempfest.
Seattle Times, August 18, 2003 (cannabisnews.com)
- Home Grown; Nine years ago a high-school dropout and daily pot smoker attended his first Hempfest.
The Stranger, Aug 14, 2003
- Mellow folks at Hempfest don’t seem like a threat to the fiber of our society.
Seattle Times, August 20, 2002 (cannabisnews.com)
- Hempfest pushes fall ballot measure.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 19, 2002
- Hempfest crowd rallies for pot-policy reform.
Seattle Times, August 19, 2002 (cannabisnews.com)
- Thousands attend Hempfest in Seattle.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 17, 2002 (cannabisnews.com)
- Marijuana backers pack park in Seattle.
Seattle Times, August 18, 2002 (cannabisnews.com)
Past Media Coverage of the Seattle HEMPFEST® Event
Interesting & Informative Articles From All Over The Place!
Huffington Post, Posted: 01/13/2014 8:17 am EST Updated: 01/25/2014 4:01 pm EST
- From Michigan to the White House: Marijuana Activist Plans to Roll Wheelchair 520 Miles for Legalization.TheJointBlog May 24, 2013
- Legislature passes industrial hemp bill in Ky.
Business Week News March 27, 2013
- Worth repeating: National Cancer Institute says pot fights cancer.
Smell The Truth March 18, 2013
- NYC cops made 440,000 low-level pot busts in last decade.
Seattle PI March 19, 2013
- Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®).
National Cancer Institute Janary 17, 2013
- Why marijuana should be legal for adults.
CNN January 8, 2013
- Is This the End of Marijuana Prohibition As We Know It?
Huffington Post December 21, 2012