A smoke-filled Sunday of the yoga and brunch variety.
A smoke-filled Sunday of the yoga and brunch variety.
Lindsey Bartlett

Colorado Cannabis Calendar for August

Pairing cannabis with farm-to-table dinners, brunch, yoga and live art has become more popular than ever now that Colorado event organizers have figured out the chaotic process of organizing social-consumption events. Groups such as Mason Jar Event Group, Interpretive Dining and Ganjasana yoga are putting on consistent pot-friendly shindigs without worry of undercover police or juggalos crashing the party – something that couldn’t be said a couple of years ago.

In a new photo slideshow, Westword’s Brandon Marshall documented all the fun of Mason Jar’s last bash, a yoga and brunch session in Longmont titled Yoga With a View, which featured plenty of fresh fruit, downward-facing dogs and dabs. But don’t be bummed if you missed out: A handful of pot-infused dinners, yoga sessions and art viewings are still on the scheduled as summer winds down, with more to be announced in the near future.

In the meantime, here’s a Cannabis Calendar full of THC-infused dinner parties, professional meetups and educational courses.

Cannabis 101 Classes
Denver Women and Cannabis: Ellementa Candid Conversation
Wednesday, August 30
Cluster Studios
3881 Steele Street

Ellementa, a women's group focused on cannabis education, will hold another meeting and roundtable chat on Wednesday, August 30, at Cluster Studios from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening discussion will focus on using cannabis to treat anxiety and depression, and will feature Cannabis Therapeutics: A Manual for Cannabis Practitioners author Jamie Lynn Thomas. Online tickets are $10, but entry at the door will be $20. If you cannot afford entry, contact Ellementa for a possible gift admission.

Hemp & Seed Dinner
Thursday, August 31
Blue Circle Research Farm
Laporte

Mason Jar Event Group's next seasonal dinner, titled Hemp & Seed, will take place on Thursday, August 31, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Blue Circle Research Farm in Laporte. Dinner will be prepared by Chef Melissa Harrison of Seasonal Montana, paired with Organic Alternative's select cannabis strains and live music by the Good Kind. Tickets (21+) are available by requested invitation only.

Beats and Brews: Marijuana
Thursday, August 31
Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Place

Colorado is on the frontier of the medical and recreational cannabis industry, and local journalists have chronicled the unfolding experiment from day one. So it's fitting that the Denver Press Club kicks off its new Beats and Brews series with a networking event for local reporters on the marijuana beat. Members, reporters, community leaders and public-relations professionals can enjoy an after-work beer at the historic haven for local scribes while listening to tales from the front. Admission is free; learn more on the Denver Press Club's Facebook events page.

Colorado Cannabis Calendar for August
Brandon Marshall

Ganjasana: Cannabis Yoga Ceremony
Thursday, August 31
Earth Yoga Boulder
3000 Folsom Street

In celebration of Phish's long jam sessions, Ganjasana will hold a yoga ceremony titled "Phish Night Zero" on Thursday, August 31, at Earth Yoga in Boulder, incorporating the band's music and cannabis into Ganjasana yoga. The session will start at 7 p.m., when attendees will learn about dosing, consumption methods, organic cultivation techniques and more. Instructor Rachael Carlevale will guide students through the benefits of incorporating cannabinoids into yoga routines, as well as teach them about the relationship between the cannabis plant and the Shipibo Shamanic lineage she studies. Tickets (21+) are $35

Diego Pellicer First Annual Art and Glass Show
Friday, September 1
Diego Pellicer
2949 West Alameda Avenue

Diego Pellicer will host its First Annual Art and Glass Show on Friday, September 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Diego Pellicer dispensary. The event will reveal Forrest J. Morrison's collaborative mural painting on the east wall of the dispensary, as well as feature one-of-a-kind glassware on display, live music by Nikka T, a pop-up market, live glassblowing and more. All ages are welcome to the free event, but attendees must be 21-and-up to enter the dispensary. Learn more here.

Sweet Life First Friday
Friday, September 1
The Metlo
1111 Broadway

Sweet Life is celebrating Colorado's cannabis industry with a series of First Friday parties high on the deck of the Metlo this summer. September's edition will run from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 1, with live entertainment, food and drinks to go along with a cannabis-friendly atmosphere. There will also be a fundraiser for the Weed For Warriors Project. Guests (21+) must register for an invitation, but attendance is free.

Plan ahead:

Farm-to-table Dinner Paired with Cannabis
Friday, September 8
Saturday, September 9
Belmar neighborhood in Lakewood

Enjoy company, drinks, dinner and cannabis in a private backyard in Lakewood's Belmar neighborhood with Interpretive Dining on Friday, September 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. For $180 each, attendees (21+) will enjoy an open bar, a four-course farm-to-table meal, a goodie bag, and transportation to and from the venue. A cannabis sommelier will be on hand for expertise and recommendations. Learn more here.

Interpretive Dining will hold another cannabis-pairing dinner with an Asian twist on Saturday, September 9, in the same location from 6 to 10 p.m. The same services will be provided for $180 per person. Learn more here.

Colorado 420 Games Launch Party
Saturday, September 9
Break The Stigma Fitness
9690 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

The 420 Games will launch the 420 Games Team Colorado, the nation’s very first chapter of The 420 Games run by Antonio and Heather DeRose, on Saturday, September 9, from 3:20 to 7:20 p.m. in Wheat Ridge. A community of local cannabis athletes, entrepreneurs and advocates, the 420 Games aims to create a new outlook on cannabis users by being physically active. Attendees (21+) must register to RSVP for the free event; cannabis consumption is allowed. Learn more here.

The Mid-day Burn
Wednesday, September 13
The Metlo
1111 Broadway

Held at the Metlo on various Wednesdays, the Mid-day Burn combines cannabis and fitness to bring together members, consumers and vendors of the cannabis industry for marketing enhancement and consumer interaction. Attendees (21+) must request an invite to the private event, upon which they can pay $10 to frequent the consumption lounge and $20 to participate in the workout.

Cannabis for Seniors
Friday, September 15
Balfour Senior Living
Multiple metro locations

Stratos, a company known for its pharmaceutical-style products infused with cannabinoids, will be teaching a series of Cannabis 101 classes to Balfour Senior Living residents in August and September. The free seminars, which are also open to the public, will be held at Balfour's locations in Denver and Louisville. Attendees at the Balfour classes will be schooled on medical cannabis benefits and products by Dr. Joseph Cohen and Dr. Sarah Berke with Holos Health, a holistic-health practice that specializes in medical marijuana evaluations. Learn more about each class and how to RSVP here.

For more events around town, see the Westword calendar; send information about cannabis-related events to marijuana@westword.com.

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