For the inaugural Alaska Hemp Festival that Niki Raapana organized in rural Alaska several years ago, she remembers public outcry was so intense that sponsors and planned venues repeatedly dropped the event after people complained.

That continued last year, she says, when four different venues abruptly cancelled on her.

Rumors spread that the Alaska Hemp Festival would not be happening, though in the end she finally secured a spot at a venue in Wasilla, the state’s sixth most populous city. 

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Amy Martyn ~ ConsumerAffairs.com

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