Women, Weed and Work Ethic: This Week's Cannabis Calendar

Black women entrepreneurs can learn how to make their marks on the cannabis industry on Saturday, March 3.
Black women entrepreneurs can learn how to make their marks on the cannabis industry on Saturday, March 3. Jacqueline Collins
Although it's still going through some social growing pains, the legal cannabis industry is known for its relative inclusiveness for women entrepreneurs. That's certainly true of several events this week, beginning with a women's support-group meeting on the endocannabinoid system and finishing with the premiere of a movie about women's roles in commercial cannabis. Keep reading for the details.

Ellementa Meetup: The Endocannabinoid System
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cluster Studios
3881 Steele Street
Women's cannabis group Ellementa will hold its next meeting at Cluster Studios to discuss how cannabis interacts with the human body's endocannabinoid system. Speakers include Ellementa founder Ashley Kingsley and Franklin Bioscience's Dr. Helena Yardley. Tickets are $10 now and $20 the day of the event.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Cannabis Discussion for Sistahpreneurs
Saturday, March 3, 9 to 11:15 a.m.
Stapleton MCA — The Cube
8371 Northfield Boulevard
Black women entrepreneurs will meet in Stapleton to network, share stories and learn from each other at a quarterly business summit focused on the legal cannabis industry. Attendees will learn about new markets, business models and startup opportunities in commercial pot, and they'll get an extra dose of motivation from keynote speaker Wanda James, Colorado's first black female dispensary owner. Tickets are $20.

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed Premiere
Saturday, March 3, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
Join filmmaker Windy Borman for the Denver premiere of Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, a documentary about cannabis's relationship with America and how women entrepreneurs are shaping its commercialization, at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton. After the 7 p.m. screening, Borman will hold a Q&A. Tickets are $20.

ARC Launch Party
Saturday, March 3, 7 to 11:55 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy
2901 Walnut Street

Endocanna Labs and ABrooksArt will host a jump-off party for their new product, ARC crystals, at Cultivated Synergy. Made by taking THCA crystals and terpenes from the infamous Alien Rock Candy (ARC) strain, the concentrate is known for a potent flavor profile and reaching upwards of 90 percent THC. Tickets (21+) to the party are free, but guests must register online first.

Keep reading for more events on the culinary calendar.
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