Seattle Hempfest Cofounder Vivian McPeak in Severe Medical Condition, Donations Needed

For over 25 years Vivian McPeak has served as a vital pillar in the cannabis community, and now he needs your help.

McPeak cofounded Seattle Hempfest, one of the largest free speech events in the world, and has served as its director for over 25 years. McPeak is also an established author who has dedicated his life to community activism.

Now, McPeak is dealing with some severe medical issues, and is currently fighting for his life and for some relief from his illnesses. In order to help him cover the vast expenses of the numerous medical operations he needs, a GoFundMe page has been setup. At the time of publication roughly $5,500 has been donated by 48 people; this is great to see, but much more is needed to cover all of the necessary medical expenses.

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Seattle Hempfest 2015 is Less than Two Weeks Away

2015hempfestSeattle Hempfest, one of the world’s most attended free speech events, is less than two weeks away. This year’s event takes place on August 14th, 15th and 16th, starting at noon on the 14th and 10am on the 15th and 16th; it ends at 8pm on all three days.

Seattle Hempfest – often referred to as a protestival (part protest, part festival) – takes place across three downtown Waterfront parks, and features over 400 arts, crafts, food, and informational vendors. The event also includes six stages of speakers and music, which in the past has included celebrities such as Woody Harrelson, political leaders such as Seattle’s mayor and city attorney, and a plethora of bands from a wide variety of musical genres. A full list of this year’s lineup can be found by clicking here.

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