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In other smoking news.

From a press release:

“The National Cannabis Festival production team today announced Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde and Backyard Band as the headliners for the second annual event  taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds.

“The National Cannabis Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that uses music and art to educate the community about their rights and the most pressing cannabis policy issues,” said Caroline Phillips, founder of National Cannabis Festival, “We are incredibly excited to have hip hop legends Talib Kweli and The Pharcyde performing at the festival. Their energy and vibe is the perfect fit and we feel lucky to have artists that can both entertain and educate our audience.”

Additional concert performers include: reggae artist Kenyatta Hill (of Culture); DC-based tropicaliente band Empresarios; local favorite, DJ Ayescold; and, the Hippie Life Krew featuring Visto, Pinky Killacorn and Reesa Renee.

The National Cannabis Festival is is composed of a full day concert on the main festival stage sponsored by Wash Hydro, a vendor fair, an education pavilion and an advocacy village. The advocacy village is made up of 24 local and national non-profit partners who work together to outline joint federal and local calls to action. Advocacy partners include: Americans for Safe Access, Dance Safe, DC NORML, DC Vote, Delaware NORML, Drug Policy Alliance, Hemp History Week, Hemp Industries Association, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Marijuana Policy Project, Maryland NORML, National Cannabis Industry Association, NORML, Pittsburgh NORML, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, The Silver Tour, Veterans for Peace, Virginia NORML, Vote Hemp and Weed for Warriors.

“Wash Hydro is proud to be the sponsor of the National Cannabis Festival Concert,” said Bo Kenney, Owner of Wash Hydro, “There aren’t many events in the United States that successfully marry music, art and policy  while still creating a fun and memorable experience. The NCF production team has done just that. We can’t wait for April!”

Tickets for the festival are available via Ticketmaster and start at $35 for General Admission and offers 2 options $155 or $255 for the VIP experiences. For more information on the forthcoming National Cannabis Festival visit www.nationalcannabisfestival.com.”


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