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, and in 2016 he 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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New Trend: Drive-Thru Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Ohio

As many as 60 medical cannabis dispensaries serve more than 160,000 qualified patients in Ohio…

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Missouri Makes Cannabis Use, possession, and Cultivation a Constitutional Right for Those over 21

Missourians have reason to celebrate because, as of December 8, 2022, cannabis is now legal…

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Cannabis Legalization in the Midterms: The Good News and the Bad News

As voters went to the polls across America to participate in the mid-term elections, to…

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Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer says Senate Close to Agreeing on Cannabis Banking Reforms

There are several ways that cannabis businesses are treated differently than businesses of other industries,…

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For first time in U.S. History, more Americans use cannabis than tobacco

The history of tobacco use stretches back over 1,000 years. First discovered by the indigenous…

Home Cultivation is Sprouting Up All Over America Says New Report

Millions of Americans live in a new age of cannabis where they can amble down…

Seattle Mayor Presents Legislation to Promote Equity In Cannabis Industry

Seattle’s Mayor Bruce Harrell has advanced a collection of bills to increase equity in the…

Marlo Richardson: Black, Female, and Building a Cannabis Empire

Marlo Richardson is a businesswoman, serial entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of four Cannabis…