Outdoors Magazine

Advocacy Alert: Hempfest | October 16, 2018

Posted on the 16 October 2018 by Fopg @fopg
Advocacy Alert: Hempfest | October 16, 2018

As a result of multiple permit violations by the managers of Hempfest this year, we have called for the City Council to hold a hearing and give the public a forum for expressing their views on the event. Violations include large amounts of trash left on site, selling marijuana to underage kids, many tents for overnight camping, and scores of cars entering through pedestrian entrances during set-up and parked on lawns through the event. As of this writing, the hearing has not yet been scheduled but it should be some time in the next several weeks - we will send a notice when we receive word of the date.

In the spirit of open dialogue, we met with representatives of MassCANN last week to express our concerns and to hear from them. Their focus is not only legalization, but also the reform of marijuana laws, and they said that the event held in Boston is the second largest in the country.

It remains unclear whether this volunteer organization has the capacity to manage such a large event and ensure that other park users can comfortably and safely pass through and use the Common during that weekend.

We encourage you to express your opinion to the Council about this event. It will be important for the Council to hear from the community. Please contact Councilor Matt O'Malley, Chair, Committee on Environment, Sustainability, and Parks 617-635-4220 [email protected]


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
    LIFESTYLE
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener
    GARDENING, HOME

Magazine