Downtown Business Goes After Hempfest Hippies

Breaking news, everyone: It turns out that downtown business groups and pot-smoking hippies don't always get along. The powerful Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) sent a letter asking the city to deny Hempfest's permit this year—it is scheduled for the third weekend in August—saying the pot festival, which boasts hundreds of thousands of attendees, has outgrown Myrtle Edwards Park.