SEATTLE — Seattle Hempfest kicks off its membership campaign with a 21-and-older social at the Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. South, Seattle, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday Feb. 20. The purchase of an annual membership for $25, $50 or $150 provides entry to this and many other social events hosted throughout the year by the nation’s largest marijuana protestival, Seattle Hempfest. The first of many events, the launch party gives members the chance to socialize and network with local activists, attorneys and cannabusiness entrepreneurs.
“This is a great opportunity for members of our community to get plugged in, have their questions answered, and network with the movers and shakers of the movement,” says Seattle Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak. Movers and shakers at the social include McPeak, who will address the state of the marijuana re-legalization movement; medical marijuana attorney Douglas Hiatt will talk about State Initiative I-1068; Hempfest Steering Committee member John Davis will give an overview of Hempfest; and Dale Rodgers will present a primer on medical marijuana.
Membership includes Hempfest’s quarterly newsletter, movement updates, Hempfest band lineups and where to sign up for Hempfest’s Rapid Response Network e-mailings for when there is a call to action in the struggle for reform. However, McPeak says the ultimate access is at the Seattle Hempfest itself, where members get exclusive “no wait” access to the annual event via the Member’s Entrance.
Annual membership packages are priced at $25 (Supporter), $50 (Member) and $150 (VIP). Member and VIP packages include a choice of special collector, member or pre-event T-shirts. For more information about Hempfest membership, call (206) 781-5734 or visit: