The Community nonprofit Laulima Pahoa will be presenting the Third Annual “All Things Cannabis Hemp Festival” on Saturday, April 20 (420) at Uncle Robert’s Awa Bar, 12-5038 Kapoho Beach Road, in Kaimu-Kalapana. The festivities will start at 12 noon.
The free educational event is for all ages and dedicated to the loving memory of the cannabis warrior “Uncle Billy” LeVan, who passed last December at home in Puna. Speakers include Dr. Phil Denney, Michelle Tippins of the Hawaii Veteran’s Cannabis Alliance, Andrea Tishler ASA, State Senator Russell Ruderman, Hawaiian Ethos Dispensary, and medical patients and activists.
Music will be provided by Ruderman’s Terrapin Station, Tony Lo and The Lodown and Na Hoku award winners Selassie Ities. Vendors will offer local products and ono local-style food will be available. Organizers of this venture are longtime Pahoa artist-activist Sara Steiner, joined by Billy LeVan and Dr. Phil Denney, early members of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis.
Schedule of Music and Speakers
12:00 PM Ikaika Keliihoomalu – Hawaiian Kingdom
12:10 “Uncle Billy” LeVan – Security Speech
12:15 Andrea Tishler – Americans for Safe Access
12:30 Michelle Tippins – HI Vets Cannabis Alliance
1:00 Philip Denney, MD – Dr. and Expert Witness
1:30 Kea Keaolanui – Hawaiian Ethos Dispensary
2:00 Zoran Smith – Medical Cannabis Patient
2:10 Matthew Brittain – Doctor420.com
2:30 Sharon Lewis – Medical Cannabis Patient
2:40 Andrew Simmons – Puna Growers Supply
3:00 Kimo Kind – Industrial Hemp
3:30 Russell Ruderman – State Senator, updates
4:00 Mike Ruggles – Cannabis Activist – Patient
4:30 INTERMISSION – Reefer Madness, 1936 movie
5:00 Tony Lo and The Lodown – Blues/Rock
6:30 Selassie Ites – Reggae
7:30 Terrapin Station – Grateful Dead & more
Registered dispensary owners, cannabis-friendly doctors, industrial hemp activists, the state Department of Health, law enforcement and local legislators were invited along with medical cannabis patients willing to give public testimony about their experiences.
Laulima Pahoa is dedicated to cultivating infrastructure and resources for Pahoa and Puna. For more information, visit them on Facebook.
Photo Credit: Israel Palacio