Colorado Cannabis Calendar: Prepare to Ring Out 2017

Lighting up the tree might mean something a little different in Denver than in other parts of the country. Nearly four years after recreational sales began, legal cannabis continues to be the gift that keeps on giving...and offers an ideal way to ring in the new year. Keep reading for the best events for the end of 2017 and beyond.

Budtenders Ball
Sunday, December 31
The Metlo
1111 Broadway

The Connoisseur Cup Colorado will host its New Year's Eve Budtenders Ball and qualifying tournament for its 2018 Connoisseur Cup at the Metlo on Sunday, December 31. Running from 7:10 p.m. until well after midnight, the party will have appetizers and drinks as well as plenty of cannabis flower, edibles and concentrates to enjoy from Connoisseur Cup contestants. Attendees (21+) will judge the entries as 2018 draws closer; there will also be giveaways and raffles. Tickets are $42.

Smokin' New Year's Eve Celebration
Sunday, December 31
Cheba Hut
1531 Champa Street

This 420 New Year's Eve party will begin at Cheba Hut downtown at 5:30 p.m., after which guests will depart for a grow tour at Medicine Man's cultivation and a quick shopping spree at its adjacent dispensary. Partiers will then visit a glass-blowing demonstration in Golden, followed by a trip back to Denver for pot-infused mocktails and a special edition of a Puff, Pass & Paint painting class. Champagne and smoking utensils will be available throughout the trip, but guests must bring their own cannabis. Tickets (21+) are $129.

Keep reading for more events on the Cannabis Calendar in 2018.