Denver's cannabis calendar is filling up this month. Whether you'd like to meet with other ganjapreneurs, learn more about how to market your business, get a job in the industry or attend the first in an important series of meetings about social use, you'll find plenty to do in January. Here's the rundown:
Industrial Hemp Research Foundation's January Speakers Event
Saturday, January 21
The IHRF is hosting its first speaker series on January 20 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Cultivated Synergy. Farmers, processors, land owners, realtors, seed growers, lab testers and marketing professionals are coming together to learn about the future of hemp. Guest speakers include Brian Vanden Heuvel, chair of the biology department at Colorado State University Pueblo; Jeff Smith, a researcher working to understand the cellular-molecular mechanisms in the nervous system; and Neb Jaksic, who oversees the industrial-engineering graduate program at CSU Pueblo.
Tuesday, January 24
Terpenes are hydrocarbons found in most plants, including cannabis, that serve as a natural defense to insects and fungal growth; terpenes are also responsible for the taste, smell and effects of each strain. Join Cannabis Clinicians Colorado at the Plaza Building on the Auraria campus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on January 24 for a symposium on terpenes and the entourage effect with guest speaker Steven Bennett. The event is free for students; non-member tickets are $30.
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Indo Expo Trade Show
Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29
The Indo Expo Trade Show at the Denver Mart is designed to build relationships between growers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and the public. The show is open to industry members only on January 28; on January 29, it's open to the public. Admission is complimentary for pre-registered buyers and industry professionals.
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NCIA's Seed to Sale Show
Tuesday, January 31, and Wednesday, February 1
Join more than 2,000 cultivators, dispensary operators, extraction artists, ancillary product providers and infused product manufacturers to discuss best practices, present case studies and share information about the science and emerging technology surrounding the whole life cycle of the cannabis plant at NICA's Seed to Sale Show later this month. You can register online for an early-bird price of $545 or pay at the door for $745.
Cannatech and Cannavation Awards
Wednesday, February 1
At the National Cannabis Industry Association's Seed to Sale Show, NCIA members will choose the individuals who have advanced the industry with an innovative idea or developed new technology that will change the industry for the better. Only NCIA members can vote, but you can join the NCIA here for $100 a month, and vote for the awards here.
NoCo Hemp Expo 2017
March 31-April 1
Hemp entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, farmers and consumers will gather in Loveland at one of the largest hemp trade shows in the country. There will be more than sixty speakers, panelists and thought leaders, as well as over 130 vendors showing off their products. The event isn't until the end of March, but early bird tickets are only available through Friday, January 27. Find out more here.
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