Hempfest

August 15, 2013 - 2:35 AM
FILE -- In this Aug. 19, 2011, file photo, a participant holds up a bag of marijuana during the first day of Hempfest, a gathering of thousands of people at Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle. Has Seattle’s huge, annual pot party become irrelevant? Tens of thousands are expected to attend Hempfest this weekend, even though marijuana is newly legal in Washington state. Some wonder if the festival is becoming irrelevant, but organizers argue they still need to change minds nationally, and the festival is a good place to start. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo, File)