Legal sales of recreational marijuana started almost three-and-a-half years ago in Colorado, but while it's easy to get pot, it's not so easy to get scientific information about the plant. That's why this week's program on marijuana and human breast milk could be particularly useful. Keep reading for information on events both serious and silly, this week and beyond. And don't forget: It's Hemp History Week
Pharmacology of Marijuana and Human Breast Milk
Thursday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
The Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition, Elephant Circle and Colorado Lactation Consultant Association will present a lecture and educational session on cannabis and lactation, a topic that's the subject of much debate in the medical community. Attendees will learn about the endocannabinoid system, differences between endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids, how cannabis is metabolized by humans, and the transfer of inhaled cannabis into human breast milk. Tickets
are $15 each.
Sensi Night Colorado
Thursday, June 7, 7 to 11 p.m.
Briarhurst Manor Estate
404 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
As part of its regular industry get-togethers, Sensi
will hold its southern Colorado edition of Sensi Night at an estate in Manitou Springs. Rub shoulders with cannabis industry members and consumers, and check out over 45 product vendors. Attendance to the event is free; register at Eventbrite
Say What? Communicating With the Community
Thursday, June 14, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
455 Sherman Street
Simplifya, Cannabis Trainers and Vicente Sederberg have teamed up with Lightshade Labs, Native Roots, the Cannabis Business Alliance and the Marijuana Industry Group to further educational efforts and community relations in the industry, offering a class about interacting with customers and answering tough questions. Tickets are $25 each; learn more at Eventbrite
Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a.m.
Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
30357 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen
Bring your green to Evergreen and have yourself a Cannaventure with other pot-friendly hikers at the Alderfer/Three Sisters Trail. Known for its vast wildflowers and rich, green mountains, the trail is fun for beginners and veterans alike. It's free to show up and hang out with the group (21+), but hikers consume cannabis at their own risk. Learn more on the Cannaventure website
Smoked Out Saturdays
Every Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m.
Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden
3039 Walnut Street
Every Saturday, private pot lounge Tetra 9 will host a cannabis-filled party (bring your own) with live music or DJs. To enter the private lounge (21+), guests must pre-register for a day membership
on the Tetra 9 website for $20, then RSVP to the Saturday session for $10. Learn more on Eventbrite
Ganja Guru Yoga
Sunday, June 17, 9:30 a.m.
2745 Welton Street
Start your Sunday correctly with a pot-infused yoga session at Urban Sanctuary with Ganja Guru Yoga. All experiences are welcome to the cannabis-optional class (bring your own herb), with ticket prices shared upon registration (21+). Learn more on the Ganja Guru website
Anne Cann! Healing Cancer Through Cannabis and Community
Sunday, June 17, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton Street
Hardscrabble and Andrew McConathy and Friends (from Drunken Hearts) will perform a benefit concert for Anne Havens, a stage-four breast-cancer patient who just started a guided cannabis-based treatment. The expensive treatment Havens is participating in isn't covered by her insurance, so her friends are putting on a show to raise funds. In addition to the concert, there will be a silent auction and speakers from Havens's treatment center. Tickets
(21+) start at $30, with proceeds going to Havens's treatment.