LAS VEGAS -- Marijuana fans from around the world can now come to Las Vegas to get the latest on pot products and hemp.
The valley's first ever Hempfest launches Saturday near downtown and it comes at a key time when the first medical marijuana stores are just months away from in southern Nevada.
Hempfest has been a huge deal in Seattle for the past 23 years. Organizers say despite what people may envision, the event is for all ages.
Longtime concert promoter Chili Houlihan has wanted to bring Hempfest to Las Vegas for years and finally, he got his chance.
"The laws kept changing in Nevada, then, they were getting ready to license dispensaries, and it's time for a Hempfest," Houlihan said.
He is responsible for launching Hempfest without any problems. Clark County leaders have never allowed the festival until now.