Marijuana supporters gathered this morning in Wright Park for Tacoma’s first Hempfest.
The event features music, food and vendors selling colorful glass pipes – for tobacco, of course.
Hempfest volunteers walked around and reminded visitors that smoking anything in Tacoma parks is illegal. Just about everyone seemed to be complying.
One vendor was selling smoked salmon.
“Dude, the police are here, don’t smoke the salmon,” said Steve Phun of Seattle, who was gathering signatures for Initiative 1068 to legalize marijuana for adults.
“It’s hard to keep lit,” one officer deadpanned as he walked past.