Tag: I-502

The movement to re-legitimize cannabis to it’s pre-prohibition state has always been a ground up affair. In the late 70’s, when Robert Randall challenged the federal government’s stance on marijuana, citing medical necessity–a legal basis that allows citizens to break federal law when the harm of following it outweighs the alternative–he became the Rosa Parks […]

What a week for cannabis! On Tuesday the people of Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. made their voices heard and chose to take a new approach to regulating marijuana. All across the country we are witnessing sweeping pro-cannabis sentiment, and conscious push-back on decades of stigma and fear – the making of history. Many states […]

Solstice Vice President Alex Cooley has had several lives in cannabis– as a patient, advocate, consultant, access-point owner, and large-scale grower– and he has brought each of these incarnations to Hempfest. Here Cooley riffs on this year’s theme, “Time, Place and Manner,” his newest role as guest speaker, and how he thinks the Seattle Hempfest […]

As a relative newcomer to all things cannabis, it was hard to know what to expect when walking into Seattle Hempfest; the event is part rally, part symposium and part street-fair that all comes together into a three-day celebration of a single plant with myriad uses. Though in its 23rd year, the gathering seemed heavily […]