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HEMP launches cannabis and culture event series

This Sunday, High End Market Place will kick off its first “Sunday Sessions” event, featuring local artists and live music.


The pot shop, Vancouver’s third, will feature Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna and music from River Twain, a soulful amalgamation of roots, blues, folk and Americana.

Sunday Sessions will be at the store at 1906 Broadway in Vancouver starting at 1 p.m. and will repeat on the last Sunday of each month.

Owners of other stores in our region have also told me they plan to launch lectures and a variety of events for the summer very soon. When I get more information, I’ll add them all to our shiny new calendar section here:

Are you planning on going to the first Sunday Sessions event? Let us know what you think on our Facebook Page or Twitter!

HEMP’s press release on the event and the store’s poster are below.

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Vancouver, WA: High End Market Place, Vancouver’s third recreational marijuana store located in the Uptown Village of downtown Vancouver will host it’s first ever cannabis culture event called Sunday Sessions. Happening every last Sunday of the month, High End Market Place will feature local artists from around Clark County in live performances ranging from music, painting, and poetry to glass blowing, screen printing, and even a mobile masseuse station. This Sunday, April 26th at 1 p.m., H.E.M.P.’s first Sunday Sessions will feature River Twain, a soulful amalgamation of roots, blues, folk, and americana music, with Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna reading from a collection of his poetry.

“Marijuana influences artists and creators of all mediums, and we hope that this monthly live event highlights this natural convergence” explains co-owner Morgan Hutchinson, “we want people to come together to enjoy great art from our emerging arts scene here in Vancouver, and to continue to have discussions about cannabis and its cultural significance.”

About Christopher Luna​: Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna is the co-founder, with Toni Partington, of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing service and small press that serves Northwest writers. Together Luna and Partington edited Ghost Town Poetry volumes one and two, featuring poems from the popular open mic poetry reading series that Luna established in 2004. Luna’s books include Brutal Glints of Moonlight, GHOST TOWN, USA and The Flame Is Ours: The Letters of Stan Brakhage and Michael McClure 1961-1978. Recent publications include Bombay Gin, Unshod Quills, It’s Animal But Merciful, gape-seed, Take Out, Chiron Review, and Soundings Review.

About River Twain​: Born in a land of converging waters, Gus Reeves and Brad Wager make up duo River Twain; a soulful amalgamation of roots, blues, folk and americana music collectively known as DUSTBOWL SOUL.

About High End Market Place: High End Market Place was formed in October 2013 by Gareth Kautz and Morgan Hutchinson. H.E.M.P. prides itself on its simple menu, featuring high quality product from select producers from around the state. Their mission is to sell only the highest quality marijuana, to serve the people of Washington and beyond, to share in their passion for this essential freedom, and help spread love and knowledge for this newly legalized plant.