September 3rd, 2015 – KOIN News: Hempstalk approved but smoke still hangs in the air

Well you’ve got to love this title (not!).

It is a pretty good articleThe event will be held October 17 and 18, despite claims from the parks department about drug sales and use at last year’s event. The parks department claimed event organizers knew about the illegal activities and didn’t stop them.

“The city officials who said we didn’t were being dishonest. We did do it and I don’t see how they could possibly say we didn’t,” said Paul Stanford, Hempstalk Festival organizer.

That is why the parks department denied this year’s permit, because of claims event organizers didn’t follow the rules. But last week, city commissioners voted to give the festival another chance.

“What I finally decided was to take a leap of faith,” Commissioner Nick Fish told KOIN 6 News. “There just wasn’t enough evidence that the organizers breached the agreement or intentionally allowed for rules to be broken.”

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