Will Washington state medical marijuana patients lose the right to drive? Will they lose the right to grow their own medicine? Will state stores start selling pot instead of, or in addition to, hard liquor?
You can inform yourself on all those questions — and also have a blast — this Sunday, December 18, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the political pot party MEDFEST, which will be hosted at SODO Pop, 2424 1st Avenue South in Seattle, just north of Lander Street.
|WA State Rep. Roger Goodman, a candidate for U.S. Congress who supports marijuana legalization, will speak at MEDFEST|
Among the guests of honor will be U.S. Congressional candidate and State Rep. Roger Goodman; medical marijuana advocate and physician Gil Mobley, M.D.; naturopath Jake Felice, N.D.; and superstar pot attorneys Jeff Steinborn and Aaron Pelley.
Master of ceremonies will be Hempfester and legendary Seattle activist Vivian McPeak, and a Hempfest table will be at the event, where copies of McPeak’s book Protestival: A 20 Year Retrospective of Seattle Hempfest will be offered for sale.
(It apparently never occurred to them to invite me, so me and my little book will be sitting here at the house, LOL.)
Three Seattle bands, Moraine, Crooked Smile and Scot Free, will perform at the event, which will have no cover charge and is open to the public (18 and older please).
The finest medicine will be available for qualified patients, according to organizer Martin Martinez, who has been fighting for patient rights in Washington state since his first arrest 15 years ago, back in 1996.
“The hot topic is I-502, a legalization initiative that would criminalize driving with low levels of cannabis in the bloodstream,” said Martinez, who founded Lifevine, the original cannabis collective in Washington state.
“Having no scientific basis linking cannabis levels with impairment, I-502 would create a standard that many patients fail,” Martinez told Toke of the Town Wednesday morning.
Patients are invited to come to MEDFEST to learn the latest news from medical and legal experts, and also to have a blast while they’re at it.
For more information, visit www.medmj-wa.com.