Third Annual National Cannabis Festival

April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
2400 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

The National Cannabis Festival welcomes Backyard BandSee-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.

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 the legal cannabis 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. NCF is very excited to be hosting the third festival and expects even greater attendance this year.

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 PrinceDJ Ayes Cold, and local favorites Oh He DeadNames, and MARLEE. The concert is hosted by DC-favorites Samy K. and Reesa Renee.

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, and you can learn more about our featured judges for round 1 and 2 of CannaTank here. The schedule and lineup has been announced for the EducationWellness, and Grow School Pavilions.

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 here.

The National Cannabis Festival is presented in conjunction with the National Cannabis Policy Summit on Friday, April 20, which will take place at the Newseum and features a wide array of speakers and panelists discussing current cannabis policy issues and the next steps to end prohibition.

What: Third Annual National Cannabis Festival bringing together cannabis policy and culture in an all-day advocacy and music festival

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Where: RFK Stadium Festival Grounds – Lots 6/7 adjacent to RFK Stadium at 2400 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Cypress Hill
Backyard Band
Beau Young Prince
Oh He Dead
DJ Ayes Cold
NCF’s Advocacy Partners
Local artists and exhibitors

Social Media: 
Hashtags: #420Summit, #420one

Tickets available via Front GateGeneral admission $42+ taxes and fees.


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