The Creation Of Seattle HEMPFEST

The Creation Of Seattle HEMPFEST

The creation of Seattle HEMPFEST with HEMPFEST founder Gary Cook. Throughout the years of being on Cannabis Radio Vivian has been named the founder of the Seattle HEMPFEST. Well, today he sets the record straight Gary. Vivian explains how profoundly HEMPFEST has changed his life and how it continues to change the lives of millions who have attended. The Seattle HEMPFEST protective started out as a humble little gathering of stoners and has grown into one of the most sophisticated cannabis policy reform events in the world.

The Creation Of Seattle HEMPFEST

Originally billed in 1991 as the “Washington Hemp Expo”, the first Hempfest started in Volunteer Park where it would stay for three years. With a meager attendance of only 500 people and a staff that included 20 members of the Seattle Peace Heathens Community Action Group, there was no way to know that we were sowing the seeds that would someday make Pacific Northwest history.