Denver's cannabis party is finally gaining steam as we finish off the first month of the new year. Dispensary openings from familiar brands, consumption-friendly events and educational talks on subjects ranging from psychedelics to industry diversity are all on the calendar this week, with the National Cannabis Industry Association show and the NoCo Hemp Expo gearing up for the near future. Keep reading for highlights on the cannabis calendar.
Mapping the Future of Psychedelic Coaching and Clinical Research
Monday, January 29, 7 to 10 p.m.
International Church of Cannabis
400 South Logan Street
Nationally acclaimed cannabis expert and neuroscientist Dr. Michelle Ross will give a talk on the future of coaching and research in the psychedelic community at the International Church of Cannabis on Monday, January 29. The event is hosted by the Psychedelic Club of Denver; suggested donations are $5, but attendance is free to anyone. Learn more on the event's Facebook page.
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Wednesday, January 31, 4 to 7 p.m.
Flora's Mercantile and Hemp Emporium
1346 Vance Street, Lakewood
Head to Flora's on Wednesday, January 31, to learn about medical cannabis, hemp and CBD oil with the Flora's crew and owner Chris Bedrosian. Attendance (21+), hemp tea and medical cannabis are free, but visitors must RSVP first at Eventbrite.
Roll in the New Year With Nonprofits
Wednesday, January 31, 7 to 10 p.m.
1724 Broadway, Boulder
The Boulder Cannabis Industry Meetup's first discussion of 2018 will focus on nonprofits in the cannabis and hemp industries and how to support them. The panel will feature representatives from five nonprofits talking about areas of need and future projects within the industry. Attendees are asked to give a $10 donation online or at the door; learn more on the mixer's Eventbrite page.
Diversity in Cannabis Experience
Thursday, February 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Stout Street Social
1400 Stout Street
This free networking event, hosted by Minorities for Medical Marijuana, will focus on how to make the legal cannabis industry and its regulations more inclusive to minorities. There will be light appetizers and a free glass of wine for the first fifty attendees. Register on Eventbrite.
Vape Escape: Game Night
Thursday, February 1, 7 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Mile High Lifestyle, this private party welcomes gamers, chillers, dancers and anyone who wants a safe space in which to vape cannabis. Guests can bring a game of their choice to play with others, and there will be a live DJ and movie projectors for movies and shows. To attend (21+) for free and find out the location, register at eventbrite.com; $10 VIP tickets include a gift bag.
Women Grow Leadership Summit
Thursday, February 1, and Friday, February 2
Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence Street
Women Grow, one of the cannabis industry's largest trade groups, will hold its 2018 leadership summit at the Westin Denver Downtown. Men and women from around the world will meet over two days (three, if you're a Women Grow member) to learn, network and share their experiences in the cannabis world. Early-bird tickets are $599, but they will go up soon. Learn more on the Women Grow website.
Vape Escape: Film Friday
Friday, February 2, 7 to 10 p.m.
Mile High Lifestyle returns to Arvada on Friday, February 2, with another private party where you can hang out and vape cannabis. This edition is movie night, with two movie projectors for community movies and free CBD isolate and dabs. Attendance (21+) is $5 upon registration; $10 VIP tickets include a snack ticket, and $20 VIP tickets include a gift bag and a snack ticket.
Medicine Man Thornton Grand Opening
Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Medicine Man Thornton
130 West 84th Avenue, Thornton
Medicine Man will hold a grand opening for its Thornton dispensary, the third location for the company and Thornton's first pot shop, on Saturday, February 3. DJs from FLO 107.1 and Jammin' 101.5 will be on hand to supply the jams, and there will be free food, product discounts, games and giveaways throughout the day – including a chance to win tickets to a Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors game. Attendance (21+) is free.
The Green Solution Customer Appreciation Day
Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Green Solution
1995 Wewatta Street
The Green Solution's newest dispensary, at 1995 Wewatta Street, will spread the love to its customers on Saturday, February 3. Guests can enjoy free food and drinks and try to win prizes and gift cards totaling $3,500 worth of free stuff as they tour the two-story pot shop. TGS will also take 20 percent off purchases for anyone with a valid coupon; customers (21+) can secure their coupons before the event in-store or via email. Learn more on Eventbrite.
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National Cannabis Industry Association Seed-to-Sale Show
Wednesday, February 7, and Thursday, February 8
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
The National Cannabis Industry Association, one of the legal cannabis industry's biggest business associations, will host more than 3,000 members of the trade at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, February 7, and Thursday, February 8. The convention will showcase the newest and most innovative practices and technology surrounding regulated cannabis, and is open to NCIA members and non-members alike. Learn about the event's agenda and register on the NCIA website.
Colorado Cannabis Career Fair
Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exdo Event Center
1399 35th Street
Over fifty cannabis companies will be at the Exdo Event Center on Saturday, February 10, to hire for positions ranging from entry-level to executive. Companies attending include Verde Natural, Green Thumb Industries, Native Roots, Security Grade, Colorado Cannabis Company, Pure MMJ, Canna Security America, Marijuana Industry Group, IMPACT Network, Roots Rx, The Health Center, Simply Pure and Dress for Success. Entrance is free, but attendees must register online first.
NoCo Hemp Expo
Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7
The Ranch Events Complex
5280 Arena Circle, Loveland
The NoCo Hemo Expo returns to the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland for a fifth year. There will be vendors, symposiums and panel discussions — all focusing on hemp — as well as food and live music. Tickets range from $15 for the Saturday expo to $65 for both days and access to business-to-business events. Learn more on the expo website.
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