The Don’t Oppress People Ever Music & Arts Festival offers the unique convergence of all things marijuana from music, politics, live art and engaging inventions. It holds one truth that is an inspired belief held upon its niche network of people united by love and creative connection for their existence in the world. This is the second year marijuana has been legal in the District of Columbia and with a new community emerging DOPEFest will provide buzz-generating exposure for artists, innovators, politicians, and entrepreneurs alike.
We are at the brink of change in the United States as we approach our forty-fifth president taking office in our White House. This presidential candidate will have many pressing issues to address with Cannabis as a front-runner of the topics. The vision of this festival is to cause a paradigm shift within the United States’ legislation, by expressing the problems the war on drugs has caused and to inspire a sense of culture and community by using one of the world’s timeless forms of expression: visual & audio art.
The issue at hand is both social and economic in nature. In addition to addressing civil liberties and the high rate of marijuana-based arrests across the nation, we would like to highlight the economic opportunities before us. Colorado, which has elected to commercially legalize marijuana since 2014,
now enjoys a burgeoning billion-dollar-a-year legal retail sector.
Retail legalization has ushered in new jobs and has also advanced the government through its earned $135 million in tax and fee revenues last year alone (gleaned from both the retail and medical sales). This is an example of the opportunities present for retail salespeople as well as the boundless fiscal possibilities available to innovators selling goods or services related to marijuana or its legal distribution.
Our team is a collection of seasoned entrepreneurs, lawyers, DJs, and promoters, that hosts various conference calls and meetings to ensure effective process, effective communication and an uncanny ability to make the impossible possible. We are committed to an excellent experience and continued collaboration in this space.