The 3rd Annual National Cannabis Festival — Music, Art, and Advocacy in Washington, DC on April 21, 2018.

For Immediate Release

Cypress Hill to headline the 2018 National Cannabis Festival.

The National Cannabis Festival welcomes Backyard Band, See-I and the legendary hip-hop group Cypress Hill to the third-annual music, art and advocacy festival celebrating the legalization of cannabis in Washington, D.C. The one-day festival takes place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds.

Advanced tickets are available for those 21 and up. VIP memberships are currently sold out.

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Festival & Concert on April 21, 2018

Music Concert

The 2018 NCF music line-up includes hip-hop royalty Cypress Hill and reggae artists See-I of Thievery Corporation alongside local DC legends Backyard Band, hot up-and-coming artist Beau Young Prince, DJ Ayes Cold, and local favorites Oh He Dead, Names, and Marlee. The concert is hosted by DC-favorites Samy K. and Reesa Renee.

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NCF Policy Summit on April 20, 2018

NCF Policy Summit

On Friday, April 20, 2018, National Cannabis Festival hosts the inaugural National Cannabis Policy Summit presented by Dr. Bronner’s. The Policy Summit brings together a diverse group of activists and leaders from government, business, healthcare, veterans groups, and civil rights organizations to discuss today’s most pressing cannabis policy challenges and opportunities.

Timed to take place the day before the National Cannabis Festival, the Summit is Washington, D.C.’s premier celebration of cannabis advocacy and a call to action for American leadership in defense of state’s rights and and the will of the voters, in Washington, D.C. and around the country. The Summit is free and open to the public with RSVP. Speakers to be announced on February 1, 2018.

Some of our featured participants:

Louis Celli, National Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitative Services, The American Legion

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI 2nd District)

Ben Jealous, 2019 Candidate for Maryland Governor & Former President and CEO, NAACP

Alyssa Mastromonaco, New York Times Best Selling author of Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?, and contributor to Crooked Media

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

Karl Racine, Attorney General, Washington, D.C.

Jane West, CEO, Jane West & Founder, Women Grow

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Education & Advocacy Pavilion

The 2018 Education Pavilion will feature a variety of panel discussions, demonstrations, and awards ceremonies. During the CannaTank Contest, aspiring canna-business owners present their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $1000 in start-up assistance.  Judges for the contest have been announced, learn more about our featured judges for round 1 and 2 of CannaTank. The schedules  for the Education, Wellness, and Grow School Pavilions are now live.

The Change Makers Award recognizes policymakers on the state of federal level who have advocated for ending cannabis prohibition in the interest of fiscal policy, personal liberty, medical alternatives, and/or equal justice. Vote for your favorite policymaker in this year’s Change Makers Award.


4/20 Premiere of Super Troopers 2

You know we ❤️ Shenanigans! NCF is hosting a special private screening of Super Troopers 2 on Friday 4/20 in D.C. Only a limited number of special ticket packages are available!


About the National Cannabis Festival

In early 2015 a group of cannabis policy advocates, business leaders and enthusiasts joined together around the idea to host the National Cannabis Festival (NCF), an event celebrating progress on legalization in DC and across the nation. They envisioned creating an event recognizing the spirit of the cannabis movement and the non-profit groups that  have worked to influence state and federal legislators, paving the way for growth of both industry and repeal of prohibition policies. In 2016, 5,000 people from 30 states and Washington, DC attended the festival. In 2017, more than 7,000 attendees participated in a second year of peaceful celebration. Find out more about NCF.

Press Contact

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