hempfest.org "Seattle Hempfest 2007 is on! The event will take place August 18-19, 2007 in Myrtle Edwards Park, the location of every Hempfest since 1995. Hempfest is a cannabis policy reform event that is distinctly innovative in its attitudes and approach. For example we're peaceniks, but after our event is over each year our American flags are folded in the traditional manner out of a love of our country and a respect for those who protect her. At Hempfest we don't see the police as our enemy at all, but rather as our brave public servants who happen to be working for a broken government. Seattle Hempfest advocates drug, alcohol and marijuana abuse prevention education in schools, but only if it is accurate and based upon science, not fear and exaggeration. We believe that it is time for the cannabis culture to adopt a higher degree of health and safety consciousness, and Seattle Hempfest is going to great lengths to promote awareness through education and outreach. Have you heard about the unmotivated, deadbeat pot smokers? The ones who spend all their time sitting around all hazed out and in a pot induced fog? Well those people are not us. We are otherwise law abiding, self motivated, productive Americans from all walks of life and class divisions who either responsibly use marijuana for medical, spiritual or recreational purposes, or who support those Americans that do. We demand domestic industrial hemp production, safe access for legitimate patients, and the freedom for responsible adults to choose marijuana recreationally. Cannabis has been proven to be far safer than alcohol or tobacco. Harmless? No. Safer? Yes." Does anyone live around Seattle and is planing to go to Hempfest?