Saturday, February 6, 2010

Seattle Hempfest Launching Membership Program At Member's Social Feb. 20

By Steve Elliott in Toke of the Town

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Photo: NORML
Seattle Hempfest crowd at 2009's event enjoys the beautiful setting and good vibes
at Myrtle Edwards Park
With unprecedented Pacific Northwest activity on the cannabis law reform front, and at the request of Hempfest supporters, the world's largest marijuana event, Seattle Hempfest, is launching a new membership campaign to promote cannabis education and social networking throughout the year.

Prospective members are invited to the February 20 kickoff at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, the first of many events to socialize and discuss the latest in pot reform with local activists, attorneys and cannabusiness entrepreneurs.

Saturday, February 20, 2010
7:30 pm - 11 pm
4916 Rainier Avenue, South
Seattle, WA 98118
$25 and up membership purchase gains entry to this and all year-round Hempfest events
(21 and over)

Kristine Paulsen/Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Women dressed as fairies share in the happiness at Seattle Hempfest, 2008
​Hempfest's new membership program is an opportunity for greater community involvement, at a time when there has never been such momentum for change.

Hempfest membership is a way for members of the community to stay informed, while hooking up with the other people who share their views on changing marijuana laws, according to Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak.

"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," McPeak said. "We plan to host these and other events throughout the year to empower and inspire our growing membership."

Members Get Access

In addition to free access to educational, social, political and musical events, Hempfest members get private access to an online social network, where they can mingle with fellow movement members, access exclusive news, blogs, video content, chat rooms, and discussion forums, on topics like marijuana legalization, Seattle Hempfest bands for next year's lineup, and member events and parties.

Members also get access to information with Hempfest's quarterly members' newsletter and periodic movement updates.

They can also sign up for Hempfest's Rapid Response Network emailings for when there is a call to action in the struggle for reform.

But the ultimate access is at the Seattle Hempfest itself, where Hempfest members get exclusive, "no wait" access to the event via the member's entrance, and to backstage tours or the celebrity after-party for VIPs.

The Cost Is Cheap, And It's A Good Cause!

The membership packages, priced at $25, $50, and $150, include free access to all events and online resources, and special collector, membership, or pre-event shirts.

Memberships are available at or can be purchased at the door at the event.

For more information call (206) 781-5734 or visit

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