Kushmart budtenders Sandra Andrade and Stacy Carcereny.EXPAND
Kushmart budtenders Sandra Andrade and Stacy Carcereny.
Alex Halperin

Colorado Cannabis Calendar for August, #BOSSWOMEN Month

Women have tackled the retail cannabis industry at a fast pace since recreational marijuana could be sold in Colorado starting in 2014, uniting to form various trade and mentor groups, starting their own businesses and proudly proclaiming themselves successful cannabis users in the public eye. Now, female businesses owners have come together to showcase their potrepreneurship by naming August #BossWomen Month in the industry.

The move was sparked by 420 Boss Women, a group of cannabis business owners in the pot industry comprising a mix of trailblazers and up-and-comers. “The owners of the cannabis businesses are promoting not just their businesses, but the tremendous amount of revenue, jobs and taxes their stores, products and services provide to the state of Colorado,” says Wanda James, owner of Simply Pure Dispensary and a member of 420 Boss Women.

Colorado Cannabis Calendar for August, #BOSSWOMEN Month (3)
420 Boss Women

According to 420 Boss Women, their group accounts for 118 employees – 70 percent of which are women – as well as thirty female managers and a monthly sales revenue of nearly $1.5 million. During August, the group is asking consumers to support female-owned cannabis businesses. "Boss Women are not waiting for the world to change, they have made the decision to take action and be the change in the world, as women often do," a group statement reads.

We' ll keep you updated on any additional #BossWomen month events and promotions as August wraps up. Meanwhile, the cannabis calendar is already filled with cannabis-related meetings, dinners and parties.

Cannabis 101 Classes
August 23 and 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.

Cannabis Author Q&A with Jamie Lynn Thomas
Wednesday, August 23
Thrive Healing Center
5984 South Prince Street, Littleton

Join Jamie Lynn Thomas, author of Cannabis Therapeutics: A Manual for Cannabis Practitioners, as she shares her three favorite uses of cannabis at an open discussion about medicinal recipes on Wednesday, August 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Thrive Healing Center in Littleton. Thomas will also answer questions and sign copies of her book. Admission is free, but a $15 entry includes a signed copy of the book.

YS 2nd Annual Cannabis Symposium Farm-to-Table Dinner
Thursday, August 24
Lyons Farmette
4121 Ute Highway, Lyons

Yellow Scene’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Symposium farm-to-table dinner will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. The non-consumption event will bring movers and shakers in the industry together to discuss critical questions about today's cannabis climate. Tickets are $60. Learn more here.

Cannabis Queens Colorado Retreat
Thursday, August 24, to Sunday, August 27
Pagosa Springs

Immerse yourself in spiritual, cannabis-infused yoga on the Cannabis Queens Colorado Retreat, Thursday, August 24, through Sunday, August 27. Start on back roads to find a secret spot near the forest and snowcapped mountains just outside of Pagosa Springs, where visitors will be camping in tents or splitting a queen bed in glamping tipis. Tickets are $700 and include a tent, meals and more.

Four-Course Cannabis Pairing Dinner
Friday, August 25
Private location in Belmar, Lakewood

Enjoy company, drinks, dinner and cannabis in a private back yard in Lakewood's Belmar neighborhood on Friday, August 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. with Interpretive Dining. For $180 per person, 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.

Four-Course Cannabis Pairing Dinner: Asian Infusion
Saturday, August 26
Private location in Belmar, Lakewood

Interpretive Dining will hold another cannabis-pairing dinner on Saturday, August 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Belmar. This edition will have food infused with Asian flavors, with an open bar, cannabis pairing and sommelier, and goodie bag and transportation provided for each guest (21+). Tickets are $180.

Elevation Ceremony
Saturday, August 26
Private Denver Residence

Relax in pot-infused ancient Eastern body and breathing practices to ground yourself and connect with others during a meditation ceremony on Saturday, August 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. at a private residence in Cherry Creek North. Complementary high-CBD strains will be provided, and attendees are welcome to bring their own cannabis products. Tickets (21+) are $30. Learn more here.

No-Till Cannabis Cultivation: Intro
Saturday, August 26
Culture Garden Market
3833 Steele Street

This cannabis cultivation class for beginners, part of the No-Till Cannabis Cultivation program, will teach newcomers about soil mediums and theories about soil microbiology for maximized water content and organic-matter retention. The class takes place on Saturday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Culture Garden Market. Registration is $25 until the day of the class, and $30 the day of.

Are You Impaired? Cannabis Research Day
Sunday, August 27
LeMay Club Auto Car Museum
11100 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood

Join the Cannabis Clinicians of Colorado as they test THC blood and saliva levels versus cognitive function in impaired and non-impaired marijuana users on Sunday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LeMay Auto Club in Lakewood. The free event will have food, games and speakers, as well as a collection of antique and exotic cars to check out. Donations of $25 or more will give guests a saliva test, while higher donations can get blood tests, data crunching and more. Learn more here.

Weed and brunch: What a way to end the weekend.
Weed and brunch: What a way to end the weekend.
Lindsey Bartlett

Yoga With a View
Sunday, August 27
Boulder County

Mason Jar Event Group's next pot-infused rendezvous will be Yoga With A View on Sunday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a location in Boulder County given upon reservation. This chill summer event will combine yoga led by Larissa Ortiz, networking, a farm-to-table brunch, and cannabis pairings from various hosts in the cannabis industry. Learn more here.

Bottomless Brunch and Cannabis Paring
Sunday, August 27
Private location in Belmar, Lakewood

Relax with an open bar and four-course brunch paired with select cannabis strains at a private back yard in Lakewood's Belmar neighborhood on Sunday, August 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For $160, guests (21+) will enjoy their meals with a cannabis sommelier from Interpretive Dining, and receive a goodie bag for the event. Transportation will be provided to and from the venue. Learn more here.

Audition for The Marijuana Show
Sunday, August 27
Taos Mesa Brewing
20 ABC Mesa Road
El Prado, New Mexico

Audition your cannabis business or business idea for The Marijuana Show, an Amazon Prime television show dubbed "the Shark Tank of cannabis," on Sunday, August 27, from noon to 3 p.m. at Taos Mesa Brewing in El Prado, New Mexico. Contestants (21+) can meet with producers and pitch their ideas for three minutes each. Learn more here.

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.

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

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