Colorado Cannabis Calendar: Puff in the Holidays

Lighting up the trees might mean something a little different in Denver than in other parts of the country. Nearly four years after recreational sales began, legal cannabis continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. This week's Cannabis Calendar offers plenty of proof: It's full of industry gatherings, classes and pot parties. Keep reading for the best events this week and beyond.

Cannabis Banking: Myths and Facts
Tuesday, December 12
The Crafty Fox
3901 Fox Street

Alliance Financial will be at the Crafty Fox from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, to talk about the Cole Memorandum and issues regarding cannabis banking — some of which Alliance thinks it can fix. Learn more about Alliance and the easygoing meetup (which includes pizza!) on the event's Eventbrite page.

Denver Norml Third Annual Holidaze Fundraiser
Wednesday, December 13
The Metlo
1111 Broadway

NORML's Denver chapter is holding a private fundraiser on Wednesday, December 13, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on the Metlo rooftop to fund its lobbying and advocacy efforts. The 420-infused event (21+) is free to attend after registration, and there will be food vendors, a raffle and a silent auction for guests. Learn more on the event's Facebook page.

Yeti Farms Presents: A Special Industry Event
Thursday, December 14
Cultivated Synergy
2901 Walnut Street

To celebrate Yeti Farms CEO Shawn Honaker's fortieth birthday, the extraction company is holding an industry night from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Cultivated Synergy. The celebration, sponsored by Standing Akimbo, Scarfini Nation, Cannapages and Sensi Mag, is invite-only, but guests (21+) can request an invite by reaching out here.

Nuvolution Holiday Potluck

Friday, December 15
Twisted Sister Yoga
3835 Elm Street

Nonprofit community organization Nuvolution is holding a potluck on Friday, December 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at Twisted Sister Yoga. The Denver-based group well set its 2018 goals and discuss important issues facing cannabis education The event is free to attend, but donations are accepted.

Seed & Smith Grand Opening
Friday, December 15
Seed & Smith dispensary
5070 Oakland Street

North Denver dispensary Seed & Smith will hold its grand opening for recreational sales on Friday, December 15. There will food trucks, live DJs and glassblowers, product vendors and glass cleaners on the scene throughout the day, and guests (21+) will be able to tour the onsite cultivation.

Stoned for The Holidays — A Micro Market
Friday, December 15, 3 to 6 p.m.

International Church of Cannabis
A wonderful anomaly that only the Mile High City could produce, the International Church of Cannabis has quickly become a local landmark — despite the protestations of its neighbors and the heavy hand of the law. Any readers who haven't seized the opportunity to check out the Church's funky restorations have another chance on Friday, December 15, at Stoned for the Holidays. Admission is free at this micro market spotlighting local vendors such as LitYogi Apparel by Greenlove Denver, Kenesha Facello Photography & Holiday Cards, SureFineLoud Agate and Crystals, ColorUp Therapeutics CBD Products and many more. Guests can also participate in a yoga class (for a donation), or learn more about the Elevationist belief system. Find more information on the Facebook events page.

Learn how to make your own CBD bath bombs at Spectra Art Space.
Learn how to make your own CBD bath bombs at Spectra Art Space.
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Donut-Topia
Saturday, December 16
Spectra Art Space
1836 South Broadway

420-friendly venue Spectra Art Space and its team of artists will transform the gallery into a "landscape of donut-inspired wonder" on Saturday, December 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. The party will have new work from artists like KGB Glass, Sarah Marblesbee, Kaijuju Designs, Ashley Raine, Parker Ledford, Lynett May, Jay Sween, Sadie Young, Kayla Smith, David Holsapple and more. The will be live music, Voodoo Doughnut treats and adult refreshments and giveaways. The event (21+) is free to attend upon registration, and VIP tickets – which include a surprise from KGB, a private viewing and first dibs on art for sale, a private donut sesh with KGB and Sarah Marblesbee and free Voodoo Doughnuts and other refreshments – are $60. Learn more on its Eventbrite page.

Holiday Vegan-Tacular House Party
Saturday, December 16
Vegan Optimism: Allies Into Advocates
3135 Lawrence Street

The founders of Vegan Optimism: Allies into Advocates, a nonprofit focused on promoting veganism, are throwing a pot-friendly holiday party at their home in the RiNo neighborhood on Saturday, December 16. Aaron and Nicole Eisenberg will have music, holiday lights, drinks and plenty of cannabis and vegan food for guests (21+) to enjoy from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Attendance is $20 per person.

CBD Bath Bombs, Yoga and Spa Day
Sunday, December 17
Spectra Art Space
1836 South Broadway

Spectra will host another cannabis-infused event the day after its Donut-Topia, with manicures, CBD-infused facials, a yoga class and a lesson on making CBD bath bombs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 17. Each attendee will go home with three bath bombs on top of the spa treatments, and a light brunch will be served. Entry is $45 now and $55 at the door.

Smokin' New Years Eve Celebration
Sunday, December 31
Cheba Hut
1531 Champa Street

This 420 New Years Eve party will begin at Cheba Hut downtown at 5:30 p.m., where guests will depart shortly after for a grow tour at Medicine Man's cultivation and a quick shopping spree at its adjacent dispensary. Partiers will then visit a glassblowing demonstration in Golden, followed by a trip back to Denver for pot-infused mocktails and a special edition of Puff, Pass & Paint painting class. Champagne and smoking utensils will be available throughout the trip, but guests must bring their own cannabis. Tickets (21+) are $99 until Friday, December 15, and then they will rise to $129.

Keep reading for more events on the cannabis calendar in 2018.

Colorado Cannabis Calendar: Puff in the Holidays
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Cannabis: A Visual Perspective
Through January 26
CU Museum of Natural History
1030 Broadway, Boulder

This current art exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History includes botanical watercolor, colored pencil, print and mixed-media illustrations from the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, all of which explore the diversity of cannabis. Learn more on the exhibit's web page.

Indo Expo
January 27-28
Denver Mart
451 East 58th Avenue
The Indo Expo will return to Denver on Saturday, January 27, and Sunday, January 28, at the Denver Mart. The business-to-business trade show was built specifically for the cannabis industry, bringing together equipment, lighting, nutrient, greenhouse, lifestyle and ancillary companies for promotion and partnership purposes; there will also be legal, HVAC, technical, packaging, labeling, security and real estate and human resource companies for commercial cannabis. Learn more about attendance, agendas and company registration on the Indo Expo website.

Women Grow Leadership Summit

February 1-2
Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence Street

Women Grow, one of the cannabis industry's largest trade groups, will hold its 2018 leadership summit on February 1 and 2 at the Westin Denver Downtown. Men and women from around the world will meet over two days (three if you're a Women Grow member) to learn, network and share their experiences in the cannabis world. Early-bird tickets are $599, but they will go up soon. Learn more on the Women Grow website.

Send information about cannabis-related events to marijuana@westword.com.

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