Colorado Cannabis Calendar for the Week

Reefer Madness last played at the Bug Theatre in 2010.
Reefer Madness last played at the Bug Theatre in 2010. Meg Ralph
Denver's cannabis party is building momentum as we get closer to every pothead's favorite month: April. That doesn't mean that March is chopped liver, though. With United States Senator Rand Paul coming to Denver to chat about cannabis and a night of nerding out on pot at the Oriental Theater, there are plenty of important discussions this week. And after you work hard, play harder at the Bug Theatre, which is offering its comic rendition of Reefer Madness: The Musical, or enjoy some drinks and yuk it up at CanopyBoulder's networking party. Keep reading for our cannabis calendar for this week...and beyond.

Dinner With Rand Paul
Monday, March 26, 6 p.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy
500 16th Street

Join the National Cannabis Industry Association and United States Senator Rand Paul for a fundraiser dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy to discuss federal cannabis legislation. Paul, who has pushed for states' rights and banking services in regards to legal pot in the past, will talk about what he's currently doing to move the Senate's acceptance of the plant forward. Tickets range from $500 to $1,000; RSVP by emailing [email protected], or call 202-681-4418.

CanopyBoulder Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
1002 Walnut Street, Boulder

Grab a drink and network among friends during CanopyBoulder's next happy hour. The pot-business incubator will hold a networking session to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship in the industry, with a presentation on cannabis public relations to follow. The event is free to attend, but donations to the Marijuana Policy Project will be accepted at the door.

Nerd Nite
Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m.
The Oriental Theater
4335 West 44th Avenue

This TED Talks-style showcase will feature chats about avalanches, propaganda and cannabis. Laugh and learn with professionals on these subjects, who will take you on a deep-dive into the science and data behind avalanches in Colorado, the history of propaganda and how it's used to manipulate, and the science behind the mind-altering effects of cannabis. Tickets (18+) are $6.

Rooster Magazine's Kickoff to April
Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30
Temple Nightclub Denver
1136 Broadway

Check out some of Colorado's best commercial flower, concentrates and infused products at Rooster magazine's THC Classic. Attendees can eat, drink and listen to live music as they test out some of the dopest dope in Colorado with the industry's elite. Tickets (21+) are $20.

A Night of Awareness
Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. to midnight
Cultivated Synergy
2901 Walnut Street

PufCreativ and Sensi magazine are joining forces at Cultivated Synergy for a night to benefit the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. There will be live entertainment, drinks, food and cannabis consumption for those who attend. Tickets (21+) are $25, with VIP and sponsorship options also available; proceeds will go toward the CCASA.

Reefer Madness last played at the Bug Theatre in 2010. - MEG RALPH
Reefer Madness last played at the Bug Theatre in 2010.
Meg Ralph
Reefer Madness: The Musical
Through Saturday, April 28
Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street

You've all heard of the movie, but what about the play? Reefer Madness: The Musical will play Friday and Saturday nights at the Bug Theatre through April 28, turning the dated-but-hilarious propaganda film made to scare people away from cannabis into a musical comedy. Tickets are $20 each (and going fast), but there are discounts for groups of six or more.

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