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Boise Hemp Fest coming to Julia Davis Park on Saturday

Medical marijuana use will be among the topics discussed at Boise Hemp Fest.
Medical marijuana use will be among the topics discussed at Boise Hemp Fest. AP

Boise Hemp Fest, which bills itself as a cannabis education event, will roll into Julia Davis Park in Boise on Saturday.

The free festival at 700 S. Capitol Blvd. — from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at and around the Gene Harris Bandshell — is slated to feature 50 vendors and concessions, plus bands, belly dancing and fire dancers.

Ads for Hemp Fest describe it as “a day of learning and exploration.”

“At Hemp Fest,” a radio spot explains, “you’ll learn all aspects of the plant’s history and its place in culture, politics and science. And should you choose, be part of an educated debate on medical use in 25 states, though not yet in Idaho.”

There also will be kids activities, creating “a day for all ages in the Idaho sunshine.”

Before you start rolling a fatty and heading to the park, be aware of the rules stated at the festival’s website: “The Boise Police Department will likely be in attendance and Boise Hempfest does not wish to see anyone arrested or cited while at our event. Anyone smoking a substance of ANY KIND will be asked to leave the park.”

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