Hempfest is a moment of excitement for marijuana activists, enthusiasts, and hobbyists. Oregon’s annual event this year runs on June 10th, 2017 and will occur at Portland Expo Center on Marine Drive. If it seems interesting, before you hesitate, read on to see five reasons why it’s worth the trip!

1. Watch “Lifers-the Movie”

The highlight moment from this year’s Hempfest will likely be the screening of “Lifers- the Movie” This film depicts the stories of prisoners facing life-long incarceration for their marijuana-based lifestyles. The movie features popular names like Tommy Chong, Jeff Mizanskey, the Cannamoms, and others.

2. Learn the Depths of Cannabis

Whether you want to learn more about how it is made or what benefits it can provide, Oregon Hempfest attendees have the opportunity to learn everything you ever wanted to know about cannabis. Save your seat for Rick Simpsons’ Making Cannabis Oil” or “Treating Pain with Cannabis” with Dr. Jack McCue now.

3. Get Answers for All Grow-Related Questions

Growers across Oregon will benefit by attending one of the many grower-centric panels at Hempfest. One of the panels we recommend is the live demonstration by Neal Lauritsen, where attendants will be shown how to properly trim their plants. Andrew Black will also be there doing a 30-minute Q&A on grow mediums and nutrients.

4. Gain More Knowledge on Marijuana Laws

The marijuana industry is mired in complicated legal matters and it is vital for all those involved to understand their rights. Get your questions answered with the Q&A session by the Oregon State Rules Committee.

5. Learn the Latest, Greatest Products

The best cannabis and hemp products will be highlighted at the start of day two, during the ‘New Industry Solutions/Topicals’ segment hosted by Ed Rosenthal.

Hempfest is an event that runs yearly here in Portland. The subject matter is often similar, but the actual content always changes. It’s good to keep up with the industry, regardless of where your involvement lies. Without a doubt, the 2017 PDX Hempfest Expo is a must-attend for any hemp or marijuana supporter!