Five years ago this month, Coloradans voted to legalize recreational marijuana, paving the way for this state to offer the first official retail sales of cannabis in the country, on January 1, 2014. Since then, hundreds of stores have popped up around the state — and so have cannabis events. After a big Thanksgiving weekend, there's yet another reason to give thanks: Danksgiving, a potluck of infused and non-infused foods. Keep reading for events through November, and beyond.
Cannabis: A Visual Perspective
Through January 26, 2018
CU Museum of Natural History
1030 Broadway, Boulder
This new art exhibit at the CU Museum of Natural History runs through late January and includes botanical watercolor, colored pencil, print and mixed-media illustrations from the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists that explore the diversity of cannabis. Learn more on the exhibit's web page
Cup of Tea and a Joint
A number of consumption-friendly events are happening this month and well into winter.
Tyler B. Grimes
Wednesday, November 29
Flora's Mercantile and Hemp Emporium
1346 Vance Street, Lakewood
Head to Flora's in Lakewood from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, to learn about medical cannabis, hemp and CBD oil with the Flora's crew and cannabis-oil pioneer Mark Pedersen. Attendance (21+), hemp tea and cannabis are free, but visitors must RSVP first at Eventbrite
Sensi Night SoCo
Thursday, November 30
Pueblo Union Depot
132 West B Street, Pueblo
is throwing another Sensi Night on Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. in Pueblo. The cannabis-industry mixer will have a live DJ, drinks and over fifty company vendors and representatives on hand to chat and answer questions. The event is free to attend after registration. Learn more on the Sensi web page
Thursday, November 30
Black Tape Denver
3264 Larimer Street
According to the organizers of Danksgiving, 4/20 + 7/10 = 11/30, so it's worth it to wait a week after the real holiday, let the food digest, and indulge in another one. It's all going down at Black Tape Denver on Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This feast will include both pot-infused and "normal" dishes, with infused dishes designated with green dishware or labels. If you bring a dish, make sure if can feed twenty to fifty people, as it will be a potluck format. Entrance (21+) is just $5 if you bring a dish; without a dish, it's $20. Learn more on the event's Facebook page
Keep reading for more events next month and beyond.