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Vivian McPeak

On this 420 holiday it is time to finally end the “pot shaming”

Another year has rolled by and another stoner’s holiday is here (as if anyone really needs an excuse to light up for the smoky celebration). Millions of high quality pot enthusiasts will be enthusiastically seeking a quality high. In the eight states that have flipped, recreational stores will be slinging bud as fast as they […]

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Katie Morse

Seattle Hempfest’s greatest strength is also our greatest challenge!

Hempfest runs on Volunteer power! This Protestival has been staffed by Volunteers for 25 years, and as we grow larger and more mainstream it’s harder to fill all the shifts… YOU can make a difference this season by helping us recruit more volunteers at fun events like the Northwest Folklife Festival For over 20 years our […]

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Vivian McPeak

Green Nation – The steady advent of the legal cannabis industry heralds a new dawn for the world’s most misunderstood and maligned plant

There is the smell of victory and then there is the sweet smell of success, and both aromas smell an awful lot like cannabis these days. After a century of scorched earth government crusade against the plant a fundamental shift is taking place, and it threatens to change everything. Pot has indeed been winning, but […]

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Home grow & sharing bill

HB 1212 Ÿ ŸLegalizes transfers of specified quantities of marijuana products between adults provided the transfer does not involve the exchange of money or other valuable consideration.  Legalizes the home cultivation of up to six recreational marijuana plants, subject to specified conditions. Legalizes the residential possession of up to 24 ounces of useable marijuana harvested from […]

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End job discrimination against medical cannabis patients

HB 1094 Revises the medical use of cannabis act to prohibit an employer from refusing to hire a qualifying patient, discharging or barring a qualifying patient from employment, or discriminating against a qualifying patient in compensation or other terms and conditions of employment because of the qualifying patient’s: (1) Status as a qualifying patient; or […]

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Want to grow cannabis in your home? Hearing Jan 23!

HB 1092  Allows the possession of no more than six cannabis plants and up to twenty-four ounces of usable cannabis harvested from lawfully grown plants if the person in possession is at least twenty-one years old.   It also allows the possession of no more than twelve cannabis plants and forty-eight ounces of usable cannabis, in the […]

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Children who are medical cannabis patients take one step forward in Washington State today

HB 1060 Requires a school district to permit a student who meets certain requirements to consume marijuana for medical purposes on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or while attending a school-sponsored event. Requires the board of directors of a school district to adopt a policy that authorizes parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer marijuana […]

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Vivian McPeak

Does President Trump equal Schedule II?

If there is one thing I am not prepared to do it is predict what the members of the Trump presidential cabinet will do with their power to invoke policy change. The smorgasbord of billionaires, retired generals, and NeoCon and Alt-Right ideologues is lining up to be as scorched earth as any previous cabinet in […]

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I’m shocked and saddened by the death of Senator Any Hill.

I’m shocked and saddened by the death of Senator Any Hill.  I reside in the 45th District which he served.  Over the years I’ve visited his office countless times lobbying for cannabis, education, & other various things.   We connected on many levels.  A few years back we both had kids LWYSA soccer teams that made […]

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Vivian McPeak

Is the world ready for a cannabis explosion? Here it comes!

I can recall a time when it was a rarity to hear or read about a news story about cannabis. For almost two decades I kept a database of every cannabis related news story that I came across. I could never keep up with the torrent of pot news coming out now. As someone who […]

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