Colorado's growing yen for all things hemp is celebrated in Longmont
'Guess all that fighting was for nothing'
By Anthony Hahn
POSTED: 03/05/2016 06:14:18 PM MST | UPDATED: 5 DAYS AGO
Hundreds roamed around the Boulder County Fairgrounds Saturday for the opening of a two-day hemp festival — an event that is part conference, part education and part of the continued victory celebration for the legalization of marijuana in Colorado several years ago.
Many strolled by varying vendor stands, brochures in hand as they checked out CBD-laced products, colorful glass pipes, frisbees, tie-dyed clothing, LED lights and hemp apparel, from purses to hats.
Hempfest, celebrating its second annual Colorado Industrial Hemp Awards and Festival, focuses on education for farmers, Native Americans, hemp entrepreneurs and the public.
The event provides an outlet for sellers and buyers of viable low-THC industrial hemp seed, hemp raw materials and products made out of hemp, according to the event's website.
Though the festival remains a celebration for some, Hempfest is considered an important political event for many attendees...