New MMJ Regulations, Pot Cookbooks and a Week Full of Pot Events

The lineup is nearly full in this week's Cannabis Calendar, with pot anthropology to a mixer for single stoners and almost everything in between.

On Monday, November 16, All Times High Events and Rocky Mountain Singles are hosting a mixer at an undisclosed location for those that RSVP. For $10, you can enjoy live music, art and refreshments with other like-minded folks, and you'll even get a free gift basket on your way out. The mixer starts at 7 p.m., and you don't have to be single to attend. 21+

The Cannabis Clinicians of Colorado will hold its monthly meeting, "Who's Afraid of the Big Dab Wolf?", in Level L2 of 1700 Lincoln Street on Tuesday, November 17. The usual snacks and networking session will take place starting at 6:30, after which members will be updated on Colorado's upcoming medical marijuana guidelines. Max Montrose of the Trichome Institute will then lead a conversation about hash science, culture and the dangers of overdoing it with potent marijuana concentrates. Tickets are $15 for CCC members and $30 for non-members.

Clover Leaf University is teaching Cannabis Cultivation 101: Basic Cultivation Methods on Tuesday, November 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the CLU Campus. For $199, students will learn essential, entry-level information to begin a path toward cannabis cultivation expertise. The course covers pest control, growing mediums, watering, lighting, ventilation, plant cycles and equipment for both indoor and outdoor growing and soil and hydroponic growing. 

CLU is also teaching a Cannabis Cultivation 102: Warehouse Cultivation course for the more advanced on Tuesday, November 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the CLU Campus. For $299, students will learn about components of growing mediums, watering, lighting, ventilation and cycles in a large indoor setting. Curriculum also includes pest-control methods, advanced harvesting techniques and the importance of curing.

The Colorado American Marketing Association is holding a marijuana marketing round-table discussion and breakfast on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 a.m in the Joy Burns Center Ballroom at the University of Denver. Marketing directors of marijuana companies and marketing firms will be on hand to discuss industry-specific marketing issues and trends. Tickets are $35.

CanopyBoulder — an incubator for marijuana business startups — is hosting a demo day at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, at the eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street in Boulder. The public can check out nine marijuana startups as they present business ideas developed over the course of a thirteen-week accelerator program. There will also be a networking session for investors, entrepreneurs and industry members. Tickets are $5 apiece.

Authors and chefs featured in The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook will be at the Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue to sign and discuss their book on Wednesday, November 18, at 7 p.m. Authors Robyn Griggs Lawrence and Povy Kendal Atchison and chef Scott Durah will be on hand to talk about their favorite recipes in the book. Attendance is free.

The Green Solution is holding a fundraiser for the medical bills of Michael Foster Shioya Schultz, also known as Mr. Miyagi, on Wednesday, November 18, at 7 p.m. at the NATIV Hotel. The longtime Green Solution patient has been fighting liver cancer and is expected to have a liver transplant in June. Admission is free, but donations will be taken at the door. There will be cocktails and a raffle of prizes that include VIP passes to Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks, tickets to New Year's Eve parties in Denver and Green Solution gift cards.

The Colorado Medical Board will present new, stricter guidelines for medical marijuana physicians on Thursday, November 19, at 9 a.m. in Suite 1250C of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies headquarters, 1560 Broadway. The guidelines — redrafted after heavy criticism for their fixation on chronic pain and requirements for physical examination, imaging studying and laboratory testing – were made in an effort to treat medical marijuana recommendations in a more structured, clinical fashion. Much of the expensive testing and the singling-out of chronic pain has been erased in the new draft, but some medical marijuana physicians, industry members and advocates still worry about what the new guidelines will do to the medical marijuana industry and its patient pool.

Green Labs is hosting a marijuana anthropology discussion with University of Colorado Denver professor Dr. Marty Otañez on Thursday, November 19, from 7:30 to 11 p.m.  The event aims to increase awareness among anthropologists, social scientists, public-health officials and the community about research and creative work in cannabis studies. It will be digitally recorded for educational purposes. 

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