Dear NORML Members and Supporters,
2015 Las Vegas HempFestLegendary comedian, actor, musician and cannabis crusader, Tommy Chong, will have a special appearance at the second annual Las Vegas HEMPFEST and Educational Expo on October 3, 2015. The event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center with entertainment, vendors and education seminars. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend.
The first event in 2014 saw more than 10,000 people come through the gates. Las Vegas HEMPFEST is an officially licensed partner with America's largest marijuana festival the Seattle HEMPFEST, which has supported the Cannabis/Hemp legalization movement for 25 years.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are now open in Nevada. An effort is underway for full legalization in 2016. This event is to celebrate progress.
As Educational Seminar Producer of the Las Vegas Hempfest, Freedom Leaf, Inc. has engaged NORML to work with Freedom Leaf and "Ask Nurse Juhlzie" to introduce to this year’s event an education element that will attract those in the Cannabis/Hemp Industry including entrepreneurs, investors, manufacturers/wholesalers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, other medical personnel, and the media.
Las Vegas HEMPFEST is donating a portion of all ticket sales to NORML. This is to honor the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws for its 45 years of dedication to legalization.
"We are honored to be a partner for this event in our hometown," said Freedom Leaf CEO Cliff Perry, "This is a time for celebration and education as we get closer to the real goal of full legalization."
The outdoor portion of Las Vegas HEMPFEST 2015 will cover 600,000 square feet (across from the Las Vegas Convention Center) with 2 stages of live music, speeches from activists and the Cannabis Progress Awards.
The Vendor Village will host hundreds of businesses including food, hemp clothing and products, literature and education booths, high quality glassware, vaporizer products, hemp skateboards, hemp guitars, trim and nutrient companies, the 420 Carnival with rides, a Miss Hempfest contest and cannabis cultivation exhibits
Music performances will include: STAGE HOSTED BY MTV WILD & OUT SPANKY & MEDICINAL MIKE, Musical Headliners: ISRAEL VIBRATION, AFROMAN, KOTTON MOUTH KINGS, MARLON ASHER, WEST SIDE CONNECTION WC, CHANEL WEST COAST, NATURAL VIBRATIONS, WU TANG CLAN MEMBERS, NEW AGE TRIBE, DIZZY WRIGHT DJ FAME, JACKAL/PHOENIX and many more.
The indoor portion will be in the Las Vegas Convention Center Conference Rooms N262/N264 and will feature panels of cannabis industry experts, advocates and celebrities along with the first of its kind Medical Cannabis Educational Lectures by National Nurses from across the nation.
Panel themes include a general session on the state of marijuana reform in America; Legal Issues for the Cannabis Industry and Business Perspectives; Veterans and Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Growing Techniques and Extract Artistry. Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC will provide a financial session that explains the investment atmosphere of the Cannabis/Hemp Industry.
Speaking on main stage and on panels at Las Vegas HempFest 2015: Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom, Keith Stroup founder of National NORML, Richard Cowan co-founder of Freedom Leaf and cannabis entrepreneur, Yoshi the award winning cultivator, Kyle Kushman author and expert cannabis cultivator, Chris Lopez, Jerry Whiting a world known CBD expert, Robert Platshorn of the Silver Tour, Lynette Shaw a pioneering medical marijuana dispensary owner, Cynthia Schindel Engstrom from Arizona NORML, and legal experts from Peter McWilliams.org and Ken Sobel Esq. who are leading the way.
Expert Nursing Panel, sponsored by Ask Nurse Juhlzie, Medical Cannalyst and The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), are conducting a series of lectures on the role of nurses in the Cannabis Industry and the science behind the plant. This will include modules from National Nursing experts, Heather Manus RN, Julie Monteiro RN, Marcie Cooper RN, and Lisa Buchanan RN, to name a few, who are soon to be launching the first ever Cannabis Nurses Magazine, a national platform to present news on the latest in Cannabis Nursing.
The private VIP back stage party will be full of celebrities, performing artist, live DJs, Hemp Flavored Vodka Bar provided by sponsor Elation, a video game arcade, and a Hookah lounge.
General admission ticket prices are $45 in advance and $50 at the door on the day of show. VIP passes are $250.00 each and include back stage party along with VIP after-party.
Las Vegas HempFest benefits National NORML and marijuana legalization! We hope to see you there!
The NORML Team