Five years ago this month, Coloradans voted to legalize recreational marijuana, paving the way for this state to offer the first official retail sales of cannabis in the country, on January 1, 2014. Since then, hundreds of stores have opened around the state – and so have cannabis events.
Learn about some prime pre-meal strains for Thanksgiving from our Stoner, or give thanks to legalization each Sunday at the Mile High Showcase or a 420-infused meditation session this week and throughout the winter. And who could forget about Danksgiving – a potluck of infused and non-infused foods at the end of November – to celebrate another year of legalizing the plant? See those events and more below in our Cannabis Calendar.
The Mile High Showcase
Every Sunday this fall
776 Lincoln Street
The Mile High Showcase was a haven for members of Colorado's cannabis industry all summer, holding private, consumption-friendly events on the Metlo rooftop every Sunday for the pot trade's brains and backbone to break buds and mingle. Now that it's too cold to hang out on the roof, the Mile High Showcase has moved indoors, to Lincoln Station, every Sunday this fall from 3 to 8 p.m. Reserve an invite (21+) for free, or get a product sampler ticket for $10.
Cannabis: A Visual Perspective
Open through January 26, 2018
CU Museum of Natural History
1030 Broadway, Boulder
This new art exhibit at the CU Museum of Natural History runs through late January and features botanical watercolor, colored pencil, print and mixed media illustrations from the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists that explore the diversity of cannabis. Learn more on the exhibit's webpage.
Cannabis Elevation Ceremony
Saturday, November 25
Private Cherry Creek residence
Join Becca Williams at her private residence for a cannabis-optional elevation ceremony on Saturday, November 25, at 7 p.m. This meditation practice will have specific strains for optional consumption, and there will self-exploratory conversations afterward. Attendance (21+) is $30; the location will be shared upon registration. Guests are advised to bring a water bottle and loose and layered clothing.
Cannabis Manicure Party
Sunday, November 26
Spectra Art Space
Dope Nailz is once again pairing the relaxations of cannabis and manicures at Spectra Art Space on Sunday, November 26. Guests (21+) can smoke joints while receiving a Dope Nailz lacquer manicure. There will also be a vegan candy bar for munchies. RSVP and learn more on the Cannabis Manicures website.
Cup of Tea and a Joint
Wednesday, November 29
Flora's Mercantile and Hemp Emporium
1346 Vance Street, Lakewood
Head to Flora's in Lakewood from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, to learn about medical cannabis, hemp and CBD oil with the Flora's crew and cannabis oil pioneer, Mark Pedersen. Attendance (21+), hemp tea and cannabis are free, but visitors must RSVP first on Eventbrite.
Sensi Night SoCo
Thursday, November 30
Pueblo Union Depot
132 West B Street, Pueblo
Sensi Magazine is throwing another Sensi Night on Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. in Pueblo. The cannabis industry mixer will have a live DJ, drinks and over fifty company vendors and representatives on-hand to chat and answer questions. The event is free to attend after registration. Learn more on the Sensi webpage.
Thursday, November 30
Black Tape Denver
3264 Larimer Street
According to the organizers of Danksgiving, 4/20 + 7/10 = 11/30, so it's worth it to wait a week after the real holiday, let the food digest, and indulge in another one. So it's all going down at Black Tape Denver Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This feast will feature both pot-infused and "normal" dishes, with infused dishes designated with green dishware or labels. If you bring a dish, make sure if can feed twenty to fifty people, as it will be a potluck format. Entrance (21+) is just $5 if you bring a dish; without a dish, it's $20. Learn more on the event's Facebook page.
Keep reading for more events next month and beyond.
Saturday, December 2
Green Love Denver
Cherry Creek area
Cannabis blog Green Love Denver will host a 420-friendly yoga session on Saturday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class will focus on sun and moon energy, infusing meditation, breath work, gentle stretching, active vinyasa flow and restorative poses with cannabis. Attendance (21+) is free, but guest must RSVP first on Eventbrite; the location will be shared upon registration.
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The Green Solution Glendale Grand Opening
Saturday, December 9
The Green Solution
4151 Kentucky Avenue, Glendale
The Green Solution will celebrate the opening of its fourteenth dispensary on Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its new Glendale location. Blazin' Hit Radio hosts Larry and Kathie J. will be there to kick it off, with giveaways and opportunities to spin the TGS wheel of prizes. Learn more on Eventbrite.
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 6. 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.
Women Grow Leadership Summit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.