Seattle Hempfest REALLY doesn’t want you to know about Hempfest Vice President John Davis’s support for legislation which ended medical marijuana as we’ve known it in Washington state for 17 years.
Seattle Hempfest Vice President John Davis apparently relies on his girlfriend, Margarita Madison, for protection
They are SO adamant you don’t hear a speech in which Davis endorses SB 5052, that they convinced social media behemoth Facebook to shut down the account of journalist Steve Elliott, editor of Toke Signals,
merely for posting a speech in which Davis clearly endorses the legislation
Hempfest Vice President John Davis with Cheryl Shuman. Birds of a feather?
Elliott’s account has been suspended for 30 days, including his ability to post, Like and comment — conveniently covering this weekend, when Hempfest, once a “protestival” but now little more than a big-bucks trade show for monied I-502 interests.
Davis’s girlfriend and protector, Margarita Madison, at first tried to have the video removed from YouTube. (Amusingly, the video is now the top hit on Google for “Hempfest John Davis.”) When that didn’t work, she complained to Facebook, which, of course, has shown itself more than willing to ban Elliott on the flimsiest pretexts, multiple times before. (Elliott got a 30-day ban earlier this year… for posting a photo of a cannabis-infused peanut butter cup.)
Let’s hear it for this, er, free speech event! Mm-HM. That’s what they call themselves. 😉