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Portland Hempstalk Festival Moves to Tom McCall Waterfront Park This Weekend, City of Portland Issues Permit

Hempstalk returns to its roots at Waterfront Park.

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Hundreds of vendors will line the grounds of Tom McCall Park this weekend for the biggest hemp festival in Oregon.
Photo: Bonnie King (9/2013)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Event coordinators for the Portland Hempstalk annual festival are proud to announce the City of Portland has issued the permit for this weekend's event (September 27-28) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.

Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths. This public event has always been free to attend, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Featuring three stages, the Jack Herer Main Stage, the newly added Green Goddess Stage, and the Elec-Chronic DJ Stage, the bands, music and informational guest speakers are sure to inspire and inform attendees.

Already confirmed on the musical bill for 2014 are Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, John Trudell and Bad Dog, Herbivores, Los Marijuanos, Poet and Cannabis Advocate John Sinclair, The Sindicate, J Mack and Big Dub, Bad Habitat and more. To view the complete line-up, check out

Hempstalk guest speakers for this year will include THCF and CRRH Director Paul Stanford, Hemp News Editor Steve Elliott, Renowned Author Chris Bennett, Parents 4 Pot's Anna Diaz, Attorney Bradley Steinman,'s Bonnie King and more. Hempstalk will be emceed by Ngaio Bealum.

This year's festival is not intended as a “smoke out” and will be a non-smoking event. We want our focus to remain, as always, on freedom of speech to address our unfair and unjust laws against the cannabis plant. If are a medical marijuana patient and you need to medicate, please do so before arrival to or after departure from the event.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend. For more information, or if you would like an on-location interview, please contact Paul Stanford at


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