Cannabis Calendar for July: Big Money, Big Opportunities
Courtesy of Vangst Talent Network

Cannabis Calendar for July: Big Money, Big Opportunities

The cannabis industry is still on a hiring hot streak, and another round of jobs will be up for the taking at the Vangst Cannabis Career Fair at the Exdo Event Center this week. Big-picture thinkers aren't without lucrative chances, either, with a startup pitch party taking place at Cultivated Synergy. And if all that business stuff bores you, don't worry: There's plenty of fun to be had at pot-infused yoga, dinners and dance parties in this week's Cannabis Calendar.

Vangst Cannabis Career Fair

Wednesday, July 18, 3 to 7 p.m.
Exdo Event Center
1399 35th Street
Over fifty licensed cannabis businesses and ancillary pot companies will be at the Exdo Event Center to hire pot industry professionals. Areas for hire include cultivation, extraction, lab staff, retail, management, finance, sales, customer outreach, IT, human resources, marketing and more. Tickets are $10.

Future of Cannabis Summer Pitch-a-thon
Thursday, July 19, 3 to 6 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy
2901 Walnut Street

See new and up-and-coming cannabis companies pitch their business for capital at Leaf Wire's pitch party. Judges of the presentations include Brian Vicente of law firm Vicente Sederberg and Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman. Light drinks and appetizers will be served at 5 p.m., after the pitches take place. The event is free to attend.

Quarterly Cannabis Caucus
Thursday, July 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway

Join the National Cannabis Industry Association, one of legal pot's largest trade organizations, for its quarterly meeting on national and state cannabis policy. Attendees will get information about NCIA's lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., and more updates from Capitol Hill. There will be a networking and refreshment session before the big talk; attendance is free for NCIA members and $50 for non-members.

High Society Supper Club One-Year Anniversary
Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m.
Location shared upon registration

Cannabis-infused supper club High Society is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Denver, bringing along chef Zach Holmes, a cash bar and local artists and musicians for one of its biggest pot-infused meals yet. After requesting the event's password on the group's Facebook page, facebook.com/highsocietysupperclubdenver, guests will be directed to the ticketing website, where they can purchase passes and learn the venue's address. Tickets (21+) are $50 until July 9, after which they go up to $75.

Reggae Fundraiser
Saturday, July 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

Come dance your heart out and donate to the Visionary Youth Club, a nonprofit that provides school supplies to children in Jamaica, at Denver's only licensed cannabis consumption lounge. The fundraiser includes ninety minutes of movement, yoga and martial arts moves taught by local instructors, as well as all the ping-pong, board games and social pot use you desire (BYO). Attendance (21+) is free.

Heady Harvest
Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
First Grow
10050 Ralston Road, Arvada

Hemp and cannabis growers, users and other like-minded individuals are encouraged to attend Heady Harvest sessions at the end of every month. Network, learn and educate others about the plant, chat with product and service vendors, and check out a cannabis seminar at 1 p.m. Attendance to the seminar portion is free and for all ages, but tickets to the 4 p.m. after-party (21+) — which includes a dab bus, DJs and refreshments — start at $10. Learn more on Eventbrite.

The Third LoveFest Day
Sunday, July 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mercury Cafe
2199 California Street

Organized by the Oneness.Care Community, this social gathering will feature instructors from ganja-infused yoga class Twisted Sister, soul-alignment discussions and hemp education from industry professionals, as well as vendors and artists showcasing their crafts. Learn, practice and transform for a suggested donation of $15 to $50. Find more information on the Oneness website.

Musical Marijuana Meditation
Sunday, July 22, 7 to 8 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

Denver's first and currently only licensed pot lounge is now hosting regular events for cannabis consumers. Fans of live music and meditation will love the Coffee Joint's Sunday Funday party, when crystal healer and musician Ross Busby will lead an hour of rhythmic, pot-infused meditation. Entrance to the Coffee Joint (21+) is free, but visitors must pay $5 to consume cannabis (bring your own). Learn more on the lounge's website.

Keep reading for more events in the weeks to come.

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The Green Industry Affair
Tuesday, July 24, 8 p.m.
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street

Advocates of legal cannabis, outdoor conservation and policy development are gathering together to benefit  the Colorado Carbon Fund, an organization working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The event will include a performance from rock duo BoomBox and educational talks from author Hunter Lovins and other environmental educators. Tickets (16+) are $40; VIP passes, available for $75, include meet-and-greets with BoomBox and Lovins.

420 Yoga Retreat
Friday, August 3, through Sunday, August 5
Aspen Canyon Ranch
13206 County Road 3, Parshall

Relax in the glory of Colorado wilderness and cannabis-infused yoga at Aspen Canyon Ranch, where the hustle and clutter of the city is a distant memory. Instructor Yogi D will lead a weekend of weed, hikes, yoga, massage and other forms of self-pampering. Food, lodging, classes and a 4/20 goodie bag are included with tickets (21+), which start at $395. Learn more on the event's website.

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 at Eventbrite.

Conscious Community Collective
Saturday, August 25, 1 to 7 p.m.
International Church of Cannabis
400 South Logan Street

Learn about cannabis consumption and cannabidiol (CBD) during an afternoon of fun at the International Church of Cannabis. Product vendors will set up shop, CBD-infused massages and facials will be given, and there will be guest speakers and live music on the speakers for entertainment. Tickets to the non-consumption event (21+) start at $15.

Cannabis Symposium and Farm-to-BBQ Dinner
Thursday, August 30, 5 to 9 p.m.
Lone Hawk Farm
10790 North 49th Street, Longmont

Organized each year since 2016 by Yellow Scene magazine, this non-consumption event is for industry members and cannabis stakeholders to discuss current and upcoming issues in the legal cannabis industry. The night includes a happy-hour networking session, fifteen vendors and a hearty meal from Georgia Boys BBQ — all under a sunset at the beautifully rustic Lone Hawk Farm. Tickets start at $35.

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

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