Denver's Plan to Share Pot Expertise With the World and Other Marijuana Events

Though sometimes reluctantly, Denver is viewed as a trendsetter around the world thanks to being the first major city to regulate legal marijuana.
Though sometimes reluctantly, Denver is viewed as a trendsetter around the world thanks to being the first major city to regulate legal marijuana.
Brandon Marshall

The City of Denver is ready to officially share its marijuana experiences with politicians and regulators from around the world next week, as it hosts the Denver Marijuana Management Symposium at the Colorado Convention Center on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6.

And that's not the only marijuana education in this week's Cannabis Calendar. 

In September, Governor John Hickenlooper told our Ask a Stoner columnist that one of the first things other politicians ask him is, "How's 'it' going?" Maybe he just got sick of being asked so often. Director of Colorado Marijuana Coordination Andrew Freedman, Lewis Koski of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, Denver Executive Director of Marijuana Policy Ashley Kilroy and representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment will all be on hand for lectures and questions.

In the meantime, there's plenty of fun staff on tap.

On Tuesday, October 27, the Highland City Club in Boulder will prepare lunch and celebrate the release of the Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook by Robyn Lawrence from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Robyn Lawrence, Donna Shields and Jane West will teach attendees about cooking and infusing foods with cannabis, including a recipe from the book. Tickets are $35.

On Thursday, October 29, Green Labs will host Bend and Blaze — a free, 21+ yoga class with optional cannabis consumption — from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Participants must register on the Bend and Blaze eventbrite page.

The Grow School will hold a Grow 101 class on Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $149, students will learn about growing laws, equipment, air circulation, fertilization and more; course registration includes an online textbook. The southeast Denver address of the class will be revealed upon registration. Check out the Grow School website for more information.

CHAMPS is a welcome sight if you love paraphernalia.
CHAMPS is a welcome sight if you love paraphernalia.
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The CHAMPS Trade show will take place in Denver from Tuesday, November 3, to Thursday, November 5, at the Colorado Convention Center. The counter-culture trade show will feature dozens of glassware exhibitors and  the CHAMPS Glass Games– a live glassblowing contest for cash prizes. 18+

Upcoming Events

Terrapin Care Station on 33rd Avenue in Aurora offers free tours of its cultivation operation on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Each four-person tour is first come, first served, and lasts about thirty minutes. After a short introductory video, guests will go on a walking tour through the growing facility, where they'll learn how Terrapin pot products are manufactured from seed to sale. For those of you hoping to take a selfie during the tour for your Instagram page, sorry — no photos allowed. Learn more at the Terrapin website. 21+

Know of an event that should be in the Cannabis Calendar? Send it to marijuana@westword.com.

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