It took a week or so for Colorado's cannabis community to relax after Attorney General Jeff Sessions stuck his crusty beak into our legal pot laws, with many business owners and advocates still holding their breath. However, that hasn't stopped the pot-infused fun in this week's Cannabis Calendar, from educational talks to 420-friendly classes to prestigious industry events. See them all for yourself!
Engaging the Community: How Cannabis Businesses Reach Their Neighbors
Tuesday, January 16, 6 p.m.
WeWork Union Station
1550 Wewatta Street
A group of marketing experts will have a panel discussion about how pot business owners can better connect with their surrounding communities, on Tuesday, January 16, at WeWork Union Station. The talks will center on community engagement in the industry, methods that brands can use to engage with local customers and more. Tickets are $15; learn more on the discussion's Eventbrite page.
Ganja Guru Yoga
Wednesday, January 17. 7:30 to 9 p.m.
2745 Welton Street
Ganja Guru Yoga and Stillwater Brands will host a private 420-friendly yoga session on Wednesday, January 17, at Urban Sanctuary. Its "indica experience" Wednesday sessions incorporate relaxing strains with power, vinyasa, hatha and restorative yoga for "flow to slow" vibes. Attendance (21+) is invitation-only, but you can register on the Ganja Guru website for class invitations and updates.
CannaYoga With CannaSam
Saturday, January 20
Greenlove Denver will host CannaYoga, a 420-friendly yoga session, on Saturday, January 20, at its Littleton studio. Attendance (21+) is $15 and includes a yoga class and a mini gift set. Students must bring their own cannabis; the address will be given upon registration. Learn more on the class's Facebook page.
Cannabis and Pain Management for Seniors
Monday, January 22, 3 p.m.
The Lodge at Balfour Senior Living
1331 East Hecla Drive, Louisville
Balfour Senior Living, Stratos cannabis products and Holos Health are once again collaborating for a string of cannabis classes for seniors. The first class, focused on how cannabis can help pain, will be held at Balfour's Louisville location and will feature Dr. Joe Cohen of Holos Health. The free discussion will focus on wellness applications for common pain issues like arthritis, sore joints, back pain, degenerative disc disease and neck stiffness.
Medical Marijuana Veterinarians Symposium
Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m.
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
10140 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
"In the Weeds: Review of Medical Marijuana and its Application in Veterinary Medicine" will feature Dr. Sarah Gradilla talking about how medical cannabis applies to veterinary medicine and care, and its legal status. The lecture is free and counts for one hour of continuing-education credit. Learn more on the Eventbrite page.
National Cannabis Industry Association Quarterly Cannabis Caucus
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
1385 Curtis Street
The National Cannabis Industry Association, one of the biggest trade organizations in the legal pot industry, will hold its quarterly check-in to brief members and non-members alike on national and local political happenings and outlooks. Attendance is free for NCIA members and $50 for non-members. Learn about registration and networking opportunities on the NCIA website.
Ellementa Conversations: Cannabis and Spirituality
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.
Women-only cannabis support group Ellementa holds its monthly conversation on Wednesday, January 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; this round will focus on cannabis as a spirit plant. Although the Metlo is hosting, there will be no consumption at the event. Tickets are $10 now and $20 at the door.
Sensi Night Denver
Wednesday, January 24, 7 p.m.
EXDO Event Center
1399 35th Street
Sensi magazine will hold its next Sensi Night on Wednesday, January, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Exdo Event Center. The networking event will feature vendors and representatives from dozens of pot brands; admission is free, but registration is required (21+).
Vape Escape: Game Night
Thursday, January 25, 7 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Mile High Lifestyle, this private party welcomes gamers, chillers, dancers and anyone who wants a safe space in which to vape cannabis. Guests can bring a game of their choice to play with others, and there will be a live DJ and movie projectors for movies and shows. To attend (21+) for free and find out the location, register on Eventbrite; $10 VIP tickets include a gift bag.
Cannabis: A Visual Perspective
Through January 26
CU Museum of Natural History
1030 Broadway, Boulder
This 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.
Vape Escape: Film Friday
Friday, January 26, 7 to 10 p.m.
Mile High Lifestyle returns to Arvada on Friday, January 26, with another private party to hang out and vape cannabis. This edition is movie night, with two movie projectors for community movies and free CBD isolate and dabs. Attendance (21+) is free upon registration; $10 VIP tickets include a snack ticket, and $20 VIP tickets include a gift bag and a snack ticket.
Saturday, January 27, and Sunday, January 28
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, real estate and human-resource companies for commercial cannabis. Saturday will be for business-to-business attendees only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the expo will be open to the public on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibiting companies will be hiring employees on Sunday, so bring your résumés. Attendance (18+) on Sunday is $60; learn more about attendance, agendas and company registration on the Indo Expo website.
Cannabis Wedding Expo
Sunday, January 28
Lionsgate Event Center
1055 South 112th Street, Lafayette
The Cannabis Wedding Expo returns to the Denver area for a third year, teaching soon-to-be newlyweds how to tastefully incorporate cannabis into their wedding celebrations. Both traditional wedding vendors and cannabis brands will be at the Lionsgate Event Center in Lafayette, with gift bags, live music and glass-blowing, raffles and mobile budtenders. Tickets (21+) are $10.
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Mapping the Future of Psychedelic Coaching and Clinical Research
Monday, January 29, 7 to 10 p.m.
International Church of Cannabis
400 South Logan
Nationally acclaimed cannabis expert and neuroscientist Dr. Michelle Ross will give a talk on the future of coaching and research in the psychedelic community at the International Church of Cannabis on Monday, January 29. The event is hosted by the Psychedelic Club of Denver; suggested donations are $5, but attendance is free to anyone. Learn more on the event's Facebook page.
Women Grow Leadership Summit
Thursday, February 1, and Friday, February 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.
National Cannabis Industry Association Seed-to-Sale Show
Wednesday, February 7, and Thursday, February 8
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
The National Cannabis Industry Association, one of the legal cannabis industry's biggest business associations, will host more than 3,000 members of the trade at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, February 7, and Thursday, February 8. The convention will showcase the newest and most innovative practices and technology surrounding regulated cannabis for two full days, and is open to NCIA members and non-members alike. Learn about the event's agenda and register on the NCIA website.
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