Vivian McPeak

Vivian McPeak is a Seattle-based social justice activist, media personality, and writer. Vivian spent nearly three decades as the president of Seattle Events, a Non-Profit Organization, producer of the Seattle HEMPFEST®, the world’s largest annual cannabis policy reform rally. The recipient of the High Times Magazine 2012 Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award and DOPE Magazine 2016 Emery Award for lifetime achievement, in 2016 Vivian was named one of the “50 Most Influential People” by Seattle Magazine. Vivian has appeared on numerous television and cable news networks, including FOX News, CNN, & NBC. McPeak is the host of Hempresent, a weekly radio podcast on Cannabis Radio with listeners on multiple continents.

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United States Mayors Conference Calls for Federal Legalization and Social Equity

United States Mayors Conference Calls for Federal Legalization and Social Equity The United States Conference…

Infrastructure bill has cannabis provisions

The Senate has finally released its extensive infrastructure bill after contentious bipartisan negotiations that have…

Biden to nominate medical cannabis advocate for Drug Czar

President Joe Biden has selected Rahul Gupta as his nominee to head the Office of…

Scientists identify genetic origins of cannabis

Recently published research in the journal Science Advances by scientists who used genetics to track…

Amazon Changes Policy, Supports Federal Legalization

Amazon, the multinational technology company, has announced support for the federal legalization of cannabis via…

Connecticut Legalizes Retail Cannabis

Connecticut sales of retail cannabis could begin by 2022 after Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation…

NORML: Failing a Urine Test for Cannabis Not Grounds for Dismissal in California

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) reports that the California Personnel…

Drug War Facts and Common Sense For Drug Policy

Listen to “Drug War Facts and Common Sense For Drug Policy” on Spreaker. Vivian McPeak…