This is a big week for the cannabis industry, which has become a very big business in Colorado. Three important events and expos will gather in Denver; keep reading for the details on these confabs and conventions, as well as more upcoming events.
Yes on 300: Early Voting Rally
Monday, October 25
Supporters of Denver's public-consumption proposal will rally at the City and County Building at 11:30 today to encourage early voting. Find out more here.
2016 Denver Cannabis Sustainability Symposium
Wednesday, October 26
Top experts from across the country will gather at the Colorado Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on October 26 to discuss key environmental challenges facing the industry. Topics include energy efficiency, water management and waste minimization, with a focus on the newest tools and technologies for efficient and safe cannabis production. The event is hosted by the Organic Cannabis Association with support from Denver Environmental Health and sponsorship by Denver Relief Consulting. Admission is $50; register here.
Marijuana Management Symposium 2016
Thursday, October 27
For the second consecutive year, the City of Denver is sharing its collaborative approach to marijuana management with other communities. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 27 at the Colorado Convention Center, regulators and officials who are interested in sharing ideas and best practices about the regulation of legal marijuana will meet at the Colorado Convention Center. The symposium costs $300; register here.
Saturday, October 29-Sunday, October 30
On Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, the CannaGrow Expo will be open to cannabis growers, grow managers, dispensary owners and grow enthusiasts who want to explore the latest cannabis cultivation technology. CannaGrow will comprise 25 cultivation-focused educational sessions led by world-class growers. Registration is $399 (18-plus) and tickets can be purchased here.
Grow Depot's Halloween Costume Party/Grow Show
From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, join Grow Depot Hydroponics and Organics at a Halloween costume party and grow show. There will be vendors, food, music, prizes and more. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.
Keep reading for upcoming events.
Marijuana for Medical Professionals
Top cannabis physicians and researchers from the United States, Israel, Puerto Rico and Spain will gather at the Westin Hotel for this conference. Mara Gordon of Aunt Zelda's California and Guillermo Velasco of Compultense Universidad de Madrid, Spain, are keynote speakers the first day, discussing "Cannabinoids and Terpenes in Practice" and "Advances in Cannabis Cancer Research." Donald Abrams of San Francisco General Hospital and Reuven Or of Hadassah Research Hospital in Israel are the keynotes the next day, speaking on "Cannabis in Cancer and Pain" and "Cannabis in Bone Marrow Transplantation" the second day. This event costs $545; register here.
3rd Annual Chromic Con
From noon to 3 p.m. on November 19, Speakeasy Vape Lounge and Cannabis Club will host the third edition of the world's first marijuana-friendly comic-book convention. Dress up as your favorite fantasy character and then watch live music performances, hear comics and see rare art while you enjoy some weed with like-minded people. For more info, call 719-445-9083 or e-mail SpeakeasyColorado@gmail.com.