Summer is just about over in Denver, but the Cannabis Calendar continues to heat up. The first Cannabis Culture Film Festival lands in Fort Collins this weekend; you can also get fit, get lit and get a job.
Meet the Author with Dr. Rav Ivker
Tuesday, September 19
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
Dr. Rav Iker, author of Cannabis for Chronic Pain, will be at the Boulder Bookstore on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. to talk about his book and how cannabis can effectively treat chronic pain. Vouchers to attend are $5, but they're good for $5 off a copy of Rav's book. Learn more here.
Champs Trade Show
Tuesday, September 19, through Thursday, September 21
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
The Champs Trade Show will return to Denver from Tuesday, September 19, through Thursday, September 21, at the Colorado Convention Center. The business-to-business expo will feature over 400 booths and vendors of brands selling glassware, vaporizers, clothes and more. It is not open to consumers; learn more about registration here.
Wednesday, September 20
The Church Nightclub
1160 Lincoln Street
Glow Industries is holding a customer appreciation party after the Champs Trade Show ends for the night on Wednesday, September 20, at the Church. The after-party should be one to remember, with drinks, dabs, live music, battling DJs, street magicians and aerialists entertaining the party from 9:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Admission (21+) is $35.
Mary J Bingo Fundraiser
Thursday, September 21
2901 Walnut Street
Mary J Bingo is a monthly fundraiser to support research at the Impact Network, an institute dedicated to studying medical cannabis. This month's game will be held at Cultivated Synergy on Thursday, September 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entry to play is $20, with proceeds funding research on CBD as an alternative to opioids; women's health; and the effect of cannabinoids on the cardiovascular system. Learn more here.
Welcome Back Larry and Kathy J.
Friday, September 22
3500 Walnut Street
Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J. are back on the airwaves – or web waves – with their morning show on the Blazin’ Hit Radio app, a digital radio station backed by The Green Solution. Blazin' Hit Radio will be holding various promotions and giveaways at different locations in the Denver area throughout the duo's inaugural week, with a giveaway and party at Tracks Nightclub on Friday, September 22, to top it off. Visitors (21+) who download the app will get a free shot at Tracks from 7 to 9 p.m., when there will be a raffle for a $2,000 gift card to the The Green Solution.
Cannabis Culture Film Festival
Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23
417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins
Infinite Wellness Center of Fort Collins will sponsor the traveling Cannabis Culture Film Festival on Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, at the Magnolia Theater in Fort Collins. This leg of the festival will be hosted by comedian Rob Cantrell and includes both features and short films with a heavy cannabis influence. The screenings start at 8 p.m. each night, with tickets costing $16 per night or $29 for both.
Weed and Wine Health Expo
Saturday, September 23
Break the Stigma Fitness
9690 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
Enjoy a massage, facial, wine tastings, live music and talks on cannabis during the Weed and Wine Health Expo on Saturday, September 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Break the Stigma Fitness in Wheat Ridge. Each ticket (21+) will include a massage or facial, yoga class and a copy of the book Cannabis Therapeutics: A Manual for Cannabis Practitioners, by Jamie Lynn Thomas. No cannabis will be consumed at the event. Learn more here.
Finding Health Conference
Sunday, September 24, and Monday, September 25
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
The Finding Health Conference will explore the connection between medical cannabis and disabilities on Sunday, September 24, and Monday, September 25, at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree. The conference will educate attendees on medical cannabis and explore emerging technologies in the field. Early-bird tickets are $195 and regular admission is $250, but there are a variety of promo codes (as well as event information) available here.
Wednesday, September 27
Exdo Event Center
1399 35th Street
Sensi magazine will hold its next Sensi Night on Wednesday, September 27, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Exdo Event Center. The networking event will feature vendors and representatives from dozens of pot brands and is free to attend upon registration (21+).
Ellementa Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 26
1751 Panorama Point, Lafayette
Denver's women-only cannabis support group, Ellementa, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 26, at Urban-Gro in Lafayette from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This round of talks, titled "The Personal and the Professional," will focus on how women in the cannabis industry juggle their personal and professional lives. Stillwater Brands founder Missy Bradley will be on hand to talk to members about experiences founding a cannabis-infused company while raising a family. Tickets are $10 online and $20 at the door.
Saturday, September 30, through Thursday, October 5
Private residence in Park Hill
Learn about the wonders of hempcrete, a building material made from hemp hurd, lime and water, during the Lefthand Hemp workshop from Saturday, September 30, to Thursday, October 5. Known for its light weight, natural humidity control, carbon sequestering and fire, pest and mold resistance, hempcrete is slowly gaining steam around the country as laws against growing the plant become more lax. This six-day class will teach students how to make hempcrete and construct buildings with it, with the class helping erect a 16 by 20 building made from the material. Attending the entire course costs $650, but three-day passes are available for $375 and one-day passes are available for $150.
Cannabliss 2.0 Launch Event
Sunday, October 1
Peace of Mind Massage
1249 South Pearl Street
Peace of Mind Massage will host a free party to celebrate its new Cannabliss product line on Sunday, October 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be free samples of the new products, which include CBD-infused salves and a mint lip fix, as well as mini-massages, catering from Hemp Way Foods and CBD-infused water from Ambary Gardens. Learn more here.
Mason Jar Seasonal Cannabis Paring Dinner
Thursday, October 5
Private outdoor location in Lyons
Mason Jar Event Group is ringing in the fall with chef Jamey Fader at a private farm in Lyons during its next cannabis-pairing dinner on Thursday, October 5, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Like its previous gourmet collaborations between farm-to-table chefs and cannabis companies, each course will be accompanied by a select cannabis strain, edible or concentrate from a gift bag attendees buy before arriving. Tickets (21+) are purchased after a request for an invitation, which can be done here.
Friday, October 6
Colorado Christian University
8787 West Alameda Avenue Lakewood
Colorado Christian University is hosting a symposium on legalized marijuana's effects on Colorado in October that will culminate in a lively debate between Colorado Christian University Vice President of Public Policy Jeff Hunt and cannabis attorney Rob Corry. Hunt, an opponent of legalized marijuana, has verbally sparred with Corry, a marijuana advocate, in the past over legalized pot's benefits and drawbacks, with Corry challenging him to a debate in May. And on Friday, October 6, it's finally going down after the symposium ends. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with various law enforcement, health and public-policy officials speaking on pot's impact in Colorado. Tickets are $15 each and include lunch.
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Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine Symposium
Saturday, October 7
The Butterfly Pavilion
6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster
Learn about how cannabis can help treat affliction for pets during the Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine Symposium on Saturday, October 7, at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. Created for both pet owners and veterinary professionals, the symposium will feature a number of speakers from the pet-care industry as well as practical advice and research for attendees to explore. The conference for pet owners run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., while the professional talks will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more about registration here.
Cannabis Sustainability Symposium
Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18
Embassy Suites Downtown
1420 Stout Street
Experts from across the country will speak on the cannabis industry's key environmental challenges including energy efficiency, water management, and waste minimization during the Cannabis Sustainability Symposium on Tuesday, October 27, through Wednesday, October 18, at the Embassy Suites in downtown. Hosted by the the Cannabis Certification Council, the seminars will educate attendees on the tools and techniques for efficient and safe cannabis production. The event is hosted by the Organic Cannabis Association with support from Denver Environmental Health and sponsorship by Denver Relief Consulting. Tickets start at $105, but there are discounts available for students and government workers.
For more events around town, see the Westword calendar; send information about cannabis-related events to firstname.lastname@example.org.