Legal sales of recreational marijuana started almost three-and-a-half years ago in Colorado, but while it's easy to get pot, it's not so easy to get scientific information about the plant. That's why this week's program on marijuana and human breast milk could be particularly useful. Keep reading for information on events both serious and silly, this week and beyond. And don't forget: It's Hemp History Week!
Pharmacology of Marijuana and Human Breast Milk
Thursday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
The Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition, Elephant Circle and Colorado Lactation Consultant Association will present a lecture and educational session on cannabis and lactation, a topic that's the subject of much debate in the medical community. Attendees will learn about the endocannabinoid system, differences between endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids, how cannabis is metabolized by humans, and the transfer of inhaled cannabis into human breast milk. Tickets are $15 each.
Sensi Night Colorado
Thursday, June 7, 7 to 11 p.m.
Briarhurst Manor Estate
404 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
As part of its regular industry get-togethers, Sensi magazine will hold its southern Colorado edition of Sensi Night at an estate in Manitou Springs. Rub shoulders with cannabis industry members and consumers, and check out over 45 product vendors. Attendance to the event is free; register at Eventbrite.
Say What? Communicating With the Community
Thursday, June 14, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
455 Sherman Street
Simplifya, Cannabis Trainers and Vicente Sederberg have teamed up with Lightshade Labs, Native Roots, the Cannabis Business Alliance and the Marijuana Industry Group to further educational efforts and community relations in the industry, offering a class about interacting with customers and answering tough questions. Tickets are $25 each; learn more at Eventbrite.
Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a.m.
Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
30357 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen
Bring your green to Evergreen and have yourself a Cannaventure with other pot-friendly hikers at the Alderfer/Three Sisters Trail. Known for its vast wildflowers and rich, green mountains, the trail is fun for beginners and veterans alike. It's free to show up and hang out with the group (21+), but hikers consume cannabis at their own risk. Learn more on the Cannaventure website.
Smoked Out Saturdays
Every Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m.
Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden
3039 Walnut Street
Every Saturday, private pot lounge Tetra 9 will host a cannabis-filled party (bring your own) with live music or DJs. To enter the private lounge (21+), guests must pre-register for a day membership on the Tetra 9 website for $20, then RSVP to the Saturday session for $10. Learn more on Eventbrite.
Ganja Guru Yoga
Sunday, June 17, 9:30 a.m.
2745 Welton Street
Start your Sunday correctly with a pot-infused yoga session at Urban Sanctuary with Ganja Guru Yoga. All experiences are welcome to the cannabis-optional class (bring your own herb), with ticket prices shared upon registration (21+). Learn more on the Ganja Guru website.
Anne Cann! Healing Cancer Through Cannabis and Community
Sunday, June 17, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton Street
Hardscrabble and Andrew McConathy and Friends (from Drunken Hearts) will perform a benefit concert for Anne Havens, a stage-four breast-cancer patient who just started a guided cannabis-based treatment. The expensive treatment Havens is participating in isn't covered by her insurance, so her friends are putting on a show to raise funds. In addition to the concert, there will be a silent auction and speakers from Havens's treatment center. Tickets (21+) start at $30, with proceeds going to Havens's treatment.
2018 Colorado 4/20 Games
Saturday, June 23
4599 East Tennessee Avenue, Glendale
The third annual Colorado 4/20 Games return, bringing professional athletes, pot-industry executives, cannabis users and competitors together for a day of athletics and advocacy. There will be a beer garden, a rock-climbing wall, a rope course, a live DJ and more for all ages (besides the beer garden, of course). Tickets to the expo are $10; participation in the athletic competition is $40.
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Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
10050 Ralston Road, Arvada
Talk shop with cannabis cultivators, hemp farmers and others in the growing community at Heady Harvest, a monthly meetup hosted by Mile High Lifestyle and G-Industries. After the growing seminar from 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a party with a DJ and live performances, as well as a dab bus outside for responsible consumption. Registration to the growing seminar is free, but admission to the after-party (21+) is $10. Learn more at Eventbrite.
Pretty Flowers Yoga Rooftop Party
Sunday, June 24, 2 to 5 p.m.
Denver location shared up registration
Cannabis-infused yoga class Pretty Flowers Yoga will take its next class even higher, teaching a Sunday session on a private Denver rooftop. Jamie Kuttenkuler will lead all levels of yogis through three hours of yoga, with cannabis consumption (bring your own) optional. Tickets (21+) are $20.
Trusted Adults: A Pathway to Marijuana Prevention
Tuesday, August 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University of Colorado Denver Student Commons Building
1201 Larimer Street
The Denver Partnership for Youth Success will hold a one-day seminar in August for "back-to-school professional development," according to the organization, in which attendees will learn about cannabis research and issues and "build expertise around being a trusted adult who can support youth in making healthy decisions." The conference will include a lineup of to-be-announced keynote speakers, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendance is free, but you must register on Eventbrite.
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