The lull between 4/20 and summer means a fairly meager selection of cannabis entertainment this week. But there's still plenty going on around town if you're interested in the industry and politics.
A Denver suburb is considering a ban on any new medical marijuana dispensaries — and a bluegrass concert/glass blowing demonstration and more await in this week's Cannabis Calendar.
Today at 7:30 p.m. at the Englewood Civic Center, the Englewood City Council will proceed with its final reading of an ordinance that would ban any new medical marijuana dispensaries opening within city limits. The amendment was passed by a City Council vote on April 20 and would limit the number of dispensaries in Englewood to four. Recreational dispensaries are already banned in Englewood, and three medical shops currently exist, with an unopened fourth location pending state approval.
On Thursday, May 7, marijuana organization Women Grow will host two separate networking events for cannabis professionals in Boulder and Denver. Both events take place at 6:30 p.m., feature a special guest speaker and cost $30 to attend ($40 at the door — cash-only). The Boulder session will take place at CanopyBoulder, and the Denver session will be held at 3888 East Mexico Avenue. For information on Boulder, click here. For more information on Denver, click here.
Green Labs will host another Puff, Pass and Paint class on Saturday, May 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. For $50, you can enjoy cannabis while local artist Heidi Keyes teaches an intimate painting lesson. Although cannabis consumption (bring your own) is encouraged, it's not required. Learn more here. 21+
On Saturday, May 9, at 5 p.m., Grow Big Supply will be throwing Bluegrass, Blunts, Bottles & Blowing — a pot-friendly hootenanny that will feature two live bluegrass bands, three demonstrating glassblowers and food. Admission is free if you e-mail Denverbbbb@gmail.com and show your invite at the door on your phone. Click here to learn more. Bring your own beer and cannabis. 21+
Get Fit Stay Lit Yoga Class, presented by Healthy Honeys, will make another appearance at Green Labs on Sunday, May 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be a relaxing indica sesh, one-hour yoga period and vaporizer demonstration for $20 per person. Click here for more information. Bring your own cannabis. 21+
The National Cannabis Industry Association and ServSafe will be holding a a training course for food handlers in the cannabis industry on Monday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Colorado Restaurant Association, located at 430 East Seventh Avenue. The class is $67 for National Cannabis Industry Association members and $87 for nonmembers. Students will receive a certification in handling pot-infused foods upon passing. For more information on the class, click here.
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The Third Biennial Mother's High Tea, a celebration of pioneering women in cannabis, will take place Thursday, May 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at History Colorado Center. The networking and speaking event will feature tea treats, a craft table and photo booth. Men and children are encouraged to attend. Tickets start at $35. Click here for more information.
Clover Leaf University will be hosting dispensary management and cannabis extraction courses on Thursday, May 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. Each individual course costs $299 to attend and lasts four hours. Classes take place at 3888 East Mexico Avenue. Learn about curriculum and more here.
Enjoy golf and giving back to the cannabis community? On Saturday, May 16, My Compassion — a non-profit organization based in Michigan that raises awareness, education and compassion for medical marijuana patients — will hold a golf tournament, charity auction and dinner at Wellshire Golf Course to celebrate its newest branch in Colorado. There will be guest speakers, multiple thousand-dollar golf competitions, raffles and more. All proceeds will go to the My Compassion fund. For more information, click here.
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