H.E.M.P. Happenings August 2017

Join us August 11th & 12th for Vancouver’s Brewfest at Esther Short Park  

We’re super excited to be one of the community sponsors of this year’s summer edition Vancouver Brewfest at Esther Short Park! Join us for this charity event featuring craft beer vendors from all over the Pacific Northwest. We’ll have our booth set up on Friday from 4-9pm and Saturday from 12-9pm. We’ll be offering up some non-infused samples, playing corn hole, and answering any questions you may have about recreational and medical cannabis, and what’s going on currently in the industry. Things are changing very quickly, specifically with medical cannabis, and with 90% of our staff trained as medical marijuana consultants, we have the information you are looking for. Join us to enjoy a refreshing beer, and hang with us for this summer’s Vancouver Brewfest! For tickets or to become a volunteer visit : http://vancouverbrewfest.com/about-brewfest/ 


Sunday Sessions featuring local reggae band Collection of Lone Souljahs / CoLoSo

Sunday August 27th  //  1-4pm  //  FREE  //  21+

We’ve been inviting our community into the HEMP house since April 2015 for our monthly cannabis culture event, Sunday Sessions. Each month, we host a free event where we feature local musicians or artists in performances ranging from live glass blowing to live painting, screen printing or even pumpkin carving. Sunday Sessions at HEMP invites us to check in with our community often, support those around us, and gather to share ideas both about the legal weed industry and life in general.


About Collection of Lone Souljahs

Collection of Lone Souljahs is just that: a group of talented musicians who met while playing their own individual solo acts in Vancouver, WA. Every Coloso show is filled with good times, chill vibes, dancing and happy faces all around. Coloso brings the island sunshine to brighten any room, and they never fail to deliver a smile to your face.

In 2016, they released their first full length album, “This is the Life”, produced and engineered by B&W Records in Portland, OR. They’ve since played with such acts as Sol Seed, Fayuca, Bachaco, One Drop, Piracy Conspiracy, Sammy J., Ekolu, Ho’ Onua, House of Shem, and Grammy award winners, Morgan Heritage, among many others. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram and keep up with their new music, upcoming shows, events and other Coloso news.

colosoband.com, #colosoband, facebook.com/colosoband


July 2017 Featured Artist:  Pop Octopus / Chris Stevens


Pop Octopus is an extension of a brain warped by growing up on too much science fiction, monster movies and comic books. He’s not searching for truth or making a statement about the nature of man, he makes the pretty eye candy that goes POP! All of his work is hand screenprinted and painted right here in Vancouver Washington, walking distance from where you’re standing at this moment in time and space. 

All of Steven’s work is made from a place of love for the subject matter in the painting. Stevens makes it because it’s in his head waiting to get out. He’s been selling his wares in one form or another in this corner of the great Pacific Northwest for the past ten years or so. Stevens is a native to this fine corner of the country and love this place and all of the beauty in it. 

Call it fan art, call it pop art, call it what you will, Stevens just hopes you enjoy looking at it as much as he enjoys making it. Pop Octopus is open to commission work as well as retailing in stores. 

If you want to see more, please visit Pop Octopus’s online store:




Cannabis inspires artists of every caliber, and we are beyond excited to have the opportunity to showcase local work by some amazing creators in our area. If you would like to be a featured artist, or are interested in learning more about our involvement in the arts community in downtown Vancouver, WA, please email: marketing@highendmarketplace.com


Upcoming Cannabis Events in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR area: 


Lifted Yoga  

8/6/2017  //  11am  //  1920 Broadway Vancouver, WA

Get LIFTED and join other health conscious cannabis users at this monthly yoga session in downtown Vancouver, WA. BYOC. Cannabis friendly Hatha yoga taught by international yoga instructor Aaron Goodman.

Purchase tickets here.


Fairwinds Manufacturing Vendor Day : 20% off all Fairwinds Cannabis Products

8/11/2017  //  11-1pm  // 1906 Broadway Vancouver, WA 

Join us as we welcome the leading medical cannabis producer/processors in the state of Washington. Fairwinds manufacturing is setting the standard for medical cannabis here in our state, and they have answers to your questions about medical cannabis and how it can help you. Fairwinds processes each and everyone of their products using only the cannabis they grow in-house, and they bring to market the best cannabis infused tinctures, capsules, cartridges, hot cocoa, and the number one selling cannabis topical in the market: Flow Gel. You do not want to miss this vendor day with our friends, and innovators, Fairwinds Manufacturing! Enjoy 20% off their entire product line in-house while they are here.


Sunday Sessions 8/27/2017  //  1-4pm  // 1906 Broadway Vancouver, WA

Join us for live music inside the HEMP house featuring local reggae band Collection of Lone Souljahs / CoLoSo! Our monthly cannabis culture event in downtown Vancouver, WA happens the last Sunday of every month. Free live music at a cannabis dispensary just 10 minutes from downtown Portland, OR.

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