Dude. Something totally important happened with plans for Seattle's 20th anniversary of Hempfest today. What was it? More Rasta body artists? No . . . UW running back Johri Fogerson being booked as a speaker? No, that's not it . . . Wait, I remember. The festival is actually going to happen, that's right!
The festival, which sees crowds upward of a quarter-million people, had been in question ever since the city of Seattle denied its festival permit due to construction of a bike and pedestrian overpass at the event's location in Myrtle Edwards Park.
Hempfest organizers had sued the city in U.S. District Court in an attempt to get their permit, and today the P-Ireports that city permit-guarders had a change of heart.
Seattle City Attorney's Office spokeswoman Kimberly Mills said Tuesday the city will issue a permit for the festival scheduled for Aug. 19-21. Meanwhile, organizers agreed to drop their lawsuit against the city.
So the party's a go!
We're just hoping that we get in earlier on the World's Largest Joint rotation this year. By the time we got handed that thing last year, it was like sucking on a chewed-up turd.