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 popped up around the state — and so have cannabis events. After a big Thanksgiving weekend, there's yet another reason to give thanks: Danksgiving, a potluck of infused and non-infused foods. Keep reading for events through November, and beyond.
Cannabis: A Visual Perspective
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 includes 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 web page.
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 at 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 web page.
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. It's all going down at Black Tape Denver on Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This feast will include 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 guests must RSVP first at 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 at 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.
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