Marijuana and Cannabis News
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture
Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm
With Hempfest just over a week away, I'm looking forward to once again having an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones at the protestival, and to maybe reach a few folks from the stage as well (I'm once again scheduled to speak all three days; the exact speaker schedules aren't yet released).
This video is from last year's event, on the Main Stage, from which I was speaking about the lies of prohibitionists and the value of cannabis as a neuroprotectant.
It's important for people to seek out the actual scientific facts about marijuana for themselves, and to join the crucial fight to end cannabis prohibition.
I wound up the speech by briefly touching how getting high connects us to our past as a species, connects us to each other, and unites us with our human cultural history.
Attend Seattle Hempfest at Myrtle Edwards Park on the waterfront, Friday through Sunday, August 17, 18, and 19. The protestival begins at high noon on Friday and goes until 8 p.m. Things start back up at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, ending at 8 each night.
Thanks to my good friend Michael Bachara ("Aiko") at RestoreHemp for the footage! The introduction is courtesy of Rick Cusick of High Times magazine.
|"Getting high connects us to our past as a species, connects us to each other, and unites us with our human cultural history." Yours truly, Toke of the Town editor Steve Elliott, speaks at Seattle Hempfest 2011 from the Main Stage. What a rush!|