Cannabis Calendar: Marijuana Events October 10-14 (and Beyond)

Mother's High Tea
October 10
 is hosting its Fourth Annual Mother's High Tea, an elegant tea party honoring women and mothers in the cannabis industry, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 10, at the McNichols Building. Wear nice tea attire and hear keynote speaker Colorado Senator Irene Aguilar as she is joined by Eileen Konieczny, president of American Cannabis Nurses Association; Carrie Roberts Scurti of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Medicine Man Technologies; and Floribeth Beckman, owner of Herbanoids. Children and gentlemen are welcome to attend, too; activities include art tables, a postcard campaign, a nonprofit educational area and a photo booth. Find out more here.

Joe Dolce and Brave New Weed
October 12

Joe Dolce, the former editor-in-chief of Details and Star magazines, has written a book about the world of cannabis called Brave New Weed. He'll be at the Tattered Cover in LoDo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, for a reading and book signing. Find out more at

Fundraiser and Q&A for Jake Lilly
October 12

Jake Lilly, who is running for district attorney in Jefferson and Gilpin counties, has pledged to support the state's cannabis industry — recreational, medical and production — if elected DA. Hoban Law Group and TMC Partners are hosting a fundraiser for Lilly from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, at the Hoban Law Group downtown. RSVP to [email protected]

Munch & Learn: Decarboxylation and Cannabinoid Activation With the Pot Scientist
October 13

Join Carter Baird, aka the Pot Scientist, at City Hall at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, October 13, for a presentation on how to use scientific method with different extraction methods, specifically decarboxylation and cannabinoid activation. The event is free, but organizers request that you register here.

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Cannabis Sustainability Symposium
October 26
The Organic Cannabis Association (OCA) will host the first Cannabis Sustainability Symposium with speakers, demonstrations and vendors; the event will be keynoted by leading alternative farmer and inspirational speaker Joel Salatin. Find out more at

2016 Denver Marijuana Management Symposium
October 27-28
For the second consecutive year, the City and County of Denver will host a two-day conference for anyone who is, or will be, responsible for implementing marijuana policies and regulations at the local and state levels. The 2016 Denver Marijuana Management Symposium will run October 27 through October 28 at the Colorado Convention Center. An optional marijuana industry tour for symposium participants will take place on October 26. Find more information at

CannaGrow Expo
October 29-30

This two-day educational expo at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel and Convention Center is dedicated to the art and science of growing cannabis; cannabis growers, grow managers, dispensary owners and grow enthusiasts will be able to explore the latest cannabis cultivation technology, tools and techniques. Find out more here.

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Kate McKee Simmons interned at the National Catholic Reporter, was a reporter for the New York Post, and spent a brief stint in Israel learning international reporting before writing for Westword.