Hempfest Sues, Says City Dragging Its Feet

  Hempfest Sues, Says City Dragging Its Feet

Posted by CN Staff on August 01, 2006 at 06:51:08 PT
By Angela Galloway 
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer  

Seattle -- The pot proponents are getting antsy. The folks behind Seattle's Hempfest, a huge summer festival promoting marijuana legalization, filed a lawsuit against the city and the Seattle Art Museum on Monday.The suit in King County Superior Court accuses park bureaucrats and the museum of taking too long to grant a permit for the event at Myrtle Edwards Park, adjacent to the museum's incoming sculpture park.
All sides agree the 15th annual event will go on as planned Aug. 19-20. But the museum and the city each said it's up to the other to take the next step.Meanwhile, Hempfest officials say they need to nail down the details. For example, they have yet to make final how they'll bring in stages, portable toilets and other gear for crowds of 100,000 to 200,000 around the museum's construction zone on Elliott Avenue, Hempfest says. Nor do they know whether fire vehicles will have access to provide any needed first aid. Hempfest applied for its permit Jan. 3, group organizers said. City laws say such requests should be processed within 60 days, they say. And still, they wait. They filed the suit to shake loose from officials the permit and logistical guidelines. "The principal values of the Constitution's Bill of Rights needed to be preserved over the stubborn will of developers and the lethargic response of government bureaucrats," said Dominic Holden, who is on the board of directors of NORML and the city's marijuana policy reform panel. Snipped:Complete Article: MayanSource: Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA)Author: Angela GallowayPublished: Tuesday, August 1, 2006Copyright: 2006 Seattle Post-IntelligencerContact: editpage seattlepi.comWebsite: Hempfest Hemp Archives

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Comment #17 posted by FoM on August 08, 2006 at 07:03:19 PT
Update on Hempfest
Hempfest Gets Permit, To Withdraw LawsuitTuesday, August 8, 2006Seattle Hempfest organizers said Monday they'll withdraw a lawsuit against the city and the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) because the festival has received a permit guaranteeing access to Myrtle Edwards Park.Hempfest filed the lawsuit July 31 in King County Superior Court out of concern that construction of SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park would interfere with equipment trucks and crowds for the Aug. 19-20 event. They were particularly concerned about the main waterfront approach from Alaskan Way and Broad Street.The conflict was defused after the city sent Hempfest a special-event permit Friday stating that SAM and its contractor, Sellen Construction, must allow festival organizers adequate space to set up and hold the event.Hempfest, which features concerts and speakers advocating decriminalization of marijuana, has been held in Seattle parks since 1991.Copyright: 2006 Seattle Times
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Comment #16 posted by Hope on August 01, 2006 at 21:02:08 PT
Horses...and cattle...and heat
It's awful here, Afterburner. The stock pool that went dry last year for the first time in my life that I know of is already dry this year, this soon. It barely had regained any water. We check the other bigger pool constantly. It's doing's much deeper. We have woods and a creek and unless they see us the stock stay down there in the heat of the day.The other day I let one just stand under and be drenched all over by the water hose for quite awhile. She loved it. The others didn't want to stand in it...but they stood down breeze of her later to get the coolness off her.I went many years without an air conditioner in the seventies and eighties after the old one broke. We have lots of windows and fans and put in an attic fan in the early eighties and out in the country it was tolerable and often very pleasant, nights especially...then one day I just couldn't bear the worst of it anymore. I think it was the year that it was 110 for at least 2 weeks in June! It usually doesn't get that hot until later.I still like to have the windows open even when it's usually unbearable for others for as long as I can. I like open windows and sunshine and moonlight through the windows.But I don't like sweltering.Last summer seemed to last forever. It got really tiresome.
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Comment #15 posted by Hope on August 01, 2006 at 20:48:55 PT
Bet you're comment 8 was caused by MySpace.Com.It's a shame. That little girl probably is devastated now and her family is ruined. It's so sad that this stuff happens to people. I shudder to think what two thousand plants is going to cost that family. It's so horrible...and over plants. How much longer? How many more?
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on August 01, 2006 at 20:32:21 PT
People should learn from horses. They know how to work together for a common goal. Horses will stand head to tail. They swish their tails and that swipes the flies off the other horses face. They scratch each others backs too.Horses need a lot of water and a salt block in this heat.
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Comment #13 posted by afterburner on August 01, 2006 at 20:11:42 PT
FoM #5 
"The air is so heavy a person can have trouble just breathing. Put fans on your animals too."I saw two horses today near a fence beside the road. They were grazing in the heat side by side. Later, they had both moved into the shadow of a tree. I was hoping that they had enough water as it was 116 degrees Fahrenheit on the Humidex scale this afternoon. They sure like each other's company!
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on August 01, 2006 at 15:29:57 PT
Max Flowers 
All fixed. 
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Comment #11 posted by Max Flowers on August 01, 2006 at 15:06:42 PT

Sorry about the double-post. FoM, feel free to remove one of them. My connection is hiccupping today.
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Comment #9 posted by Max Flowers on August 01, 2006 at 15:05:00 PT

(#8) You know it was bet it was...
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Comment #8 posted by whig on August 01, 2006 at 14:54:04 PT

Website leads to discovery of pot County Sheriff’s Department destroyed more than 2,000 marijuana plants as a result of an investigation that rose out of information gathered from a social networking Web site.According to Sheriff Bruce Anderson, the department’s gang and drug task force gathered enough information off the Web site to execute a warrant at a Zimmerman residence. On the Web site, a juvenile girl indicated there was marijuana growing at her house. When agents from the task force and Drug Enforcement Agency responded to the residence, they found approximately 2,000 marijuana plants growing on the property. The plants were removed and then destroyed. The investigation surrounding the marijuana continues.
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on August 01, 2006 at 11:23:01 PT

Our air conditioner bit the dust last year so we bought a new one last summer. It is a 22,000 BTU and cools the whole downstairs. We never had an air conditioner until the mid 80s. I just have turned into a wuss! LOL!
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on August 01, 2006 at 11:12:47 PT

"my glasses steamed up"
That at least means your house is cool!I've got a houseful of guests...for overnight, too...and my pitiful barely hanging in there one little airconditioner is suddenly draining all over the floor. Aarggh.I've got fans, though. My guests will likely be terrefied when they realize how hot their bedrooms are going to be....but I bet they survive.My granddaughter that stays with me in the summer was devastated the first week or so at the farm and being out in the heat but she got used to it and when we went to Missouri and everyone thought they were at death's door with the heat she was running around saying, "It's cool here! You guys have got to get toughened up. This isn't hot! Texas is hot!"
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on August 01, 2006 at 10:04:45 PT

Just a Comment
I walked outside and as soon as I got on the front porch my glasses steamed up and I couldn't see. I guess global warming isn't anything to be worried about. Everyone has air conditioners so we are A OK! Seriously be careful in this heat. The air is so heavy a person can have trouble just breathing. Put fans on your animals too. 
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Comment #4 posted by goneposthole on August 01, 2006 at 09:58:09 PT

orders from headquarters
somebody in the DEA or some other god forsaken place like that is telling the Seattle authorities to drag their feet.seems like it to me, anyways.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on August 01, 2006 at 07:33:15 PT

I didn't hear about it. I believe that the elites in the world will survive no matter what country they are in. I have said this before and I'll say it again. Anyone who lives in a hot zone and I don't mean weather should be very concerned.
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Comment #2 posted by mayan on August 01, 2006 at 07:31:34 PT

Man charged after bringing marijuana plant to police station:
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Comment #1 posted by SystemGoneDown on August 01, 2006 at 07:19:30 PT

Did ya'll hear about this ridiculous story about the nuclear bomb shelter that China built that can apparently house 200,000 people? It's an "underground bunker". It suddenly appeared as a news story as if it was built in 1 day. Where was this story when it started? I bet it was just some ancient space that's been there for centuries. 
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