BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — Organizers of the inaugural Boise Hemp Fest 2016 view it as a teaching tool for the many uses of cannabis.

There will be speakers, music, entertainment and event coordinator Serra Frank says it'll be a family friendly event in Julia Davis Park Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"Our event will provide education on all aspects of the cannabis plant," she said. "Everything from the drug marijuana to the medical uses of it."

But just this week, the federal government again refused to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, saying its therapeutic value has not been scientifically proven.

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Scott Logan ~ KBOI2.com ~

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