Local and national advocates and artists to convene one mile from the U.S. Capitol to celebrate progress on cannabis legalization and call for an end to the war on drugs.

Washington, D.C. – National Cannabis Festival (NCF) announced Method Man & Redman, Young M.A, Antibalas and the Backyard Band as the featured artists for their fifth annual celebration on Saturday, April 18, and plans for events to mark 4/20 throughout April in the lead up to the Festival.

Method Man and Redman

“We’re incredibly proud to bring National Cannabis Festival back for year five! It’s hard to believe that an idea shared among friends five years ago has developed into a celebration of cannabis legalization and culture for the entire mid-Atlantic region.

This year we’ll be celebrating 4/20 all month long with a variety of events around D.C., culminating with the festival on April 18.” said Caroline Phillips, founder of the National Cannabis Festival and Policy Summit, “So much is changing with drug policy in our region and in the country and there’s still so much work to be done. We’re excited to come together to talk about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and to remind folks to get out and vote in November.”

The Festival includes four educational pavilions focusing on the intersection of cannabis policy and culture, hemp and CBD, health and wellness, regenerative agriculture, and cannabis cultivation. Attendees can engage in discussions on the medicinal benefits of cannabis, speak with medical professionals and dispensary owners, and focus their minds with free yoga sessions. In addition to educational programming, NCF also hosts a wide range of exhibitors offering the best cannabis accessories and lifestyle brands.

This year, NCF is hosting a special senior citizens lounge and a Veterans Program in partnership with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Program participants have access to onsite lounge space. The NCF Veterans Program offers veterans, reservists, and active-duty military free passes to attend NCF and special discount codes for festival tickets.

National Cannabis Festival takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the RFK Festival Grounds in Lot 6/7 of RFK Stadium. The third annual National Cannabis Policy Summit takes place at the Ronald Reagan Building on Thursday, April 17, 2020. Policy Summit speakers and panelists will be announced at a later date.

Tickets to National Cannabis Festival start at $45 and can be found at www.nationalcannabisfestival.com

VIP tickets are also available and include entry to multiple events around D.C., all-inclusive drinks and food in a designated lounge at the Festival and come with an NCF goody box.

Other exciting announcements ahead of the Festival:

Ultimate Weed Wedding

One lucky couple will be honored at the 2020 NCF with the “Ultimate Weed Wedding,” which includes Wedding on the main stage at NCF before headliner performance, 2 day-of VIP passes for the happy couple and 10 General Admission passes for wedding party guests, floral bouquets and wedding gifts from our sponsors and Pink Fox wedding cake for the wedding party and much more. Couples can enter by posting a video to Instagram explaining why they should be chosen and using the hashtag #UltimateWeedWedding.

Community Change Makers Award

The National Cannabis Festival will present the second annual Community Change Makers Award in honor of Kevin Cross, a member of the NCF family who passed away in 2017. Submissions for Change Makers are open until April 10, 2020.

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