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Cannabis Calendar: Celebrating the Life of Jason Margolies

Jason Margolies passed away in 2019.
Jason Margolies passed away in 2019. Courtesy of Jason Margolies
The Colorado cannabis community suffered a big loss in 2019, but had little time to mourn.

The COVID-19 pandemic hit months after Jason Margolies, a pot industry veteran and employee for Green Dot Labs, passed away. Holding gatherings in his honor became difficult, but his friends didn't give up. Now that we're allowed to hang out indoors again and there's a licensed cannabis bar located just outside of town, Margolies's friends have a place to properly honor him.

This Sunday, August 21, Denver's cannabis community will be celebrate Margolies through some of his favorite things: cannabis, food, art and music. To learn more about the celebration and how to take part, check out our Cannabis Calendar below.

Gateway Show
Wednesday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.
The Comedy Fort
167 North College Avenue, Fort Collins

Friday, August 19, 9:30 p.m.
Loonees Comedy Corner
1305 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs

Want to see how funny these comedians are after a joint to the dome? At the Gateway show, that's exactly what you'll get. After a "normal" standup set, comedians go blaze themselves into oblivion, then return for one more go. Billy Anderson hosts the fun, with more talent to be announced soon. Tickets (21+) run from $10 to $30 each on Eventbrite.

Celebrating the Life of Jason Margolies
Sunday, August 21, 4 to 8 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

Cannabis industry member Jason Margolies, a friend of many in the Denver area, passed away in 2019 after a hard bout of colon cancer, but his memory still lives on — so much that his friends want to gather and celebrate him one more time. Hosted at JAD's Mile High Smoke, Colorado's only licensed cannabis bar, the memorial will celebrate Margolies and the things he loved, which included cannabis, art, food and music. Attendance (21+) is free; there will be a memorial smoke session in honor of Margolies at 4:20 p.m. Find out more on Eventbrite.

Movie Night at Tetra
Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Tetra Lounge
3039 Walnut Street

Cannabis lounge Tetra is hosting a pot-friendly screening of Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Exotic snacks will be provided by It's a Bodega, and the first ten people to purchase tickets will receive two free passes to Tetra's comedy show August 16. Attendance (21+) is $18 apiece. Doors open at 7 p.m., but the movie starts at 9 p.m.; bring your own cannabis.

Standup Comedy With Al Jackson
Thursday, August 25, 8:30 p.m.
International Church of Cannabis
400 South Logan Street

The International Church of Cannabis presents Preaching to the Choir With Al Jackson, a monthly series of standup featuring comedians from across the country. Daily Blast Live host Jackson, host of the gig, will be joined by national headliners, with more lineups to be announced soon. Tickets start at $30 on Eventbrite.

Cloudy Eyed Comedy
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

Ricky Ramos is hosting a standup session at cannabis bar JAD's Mile High Smoke. For $15 and a two-item minimum (JAD's sells flower, joints, hash pens, edibles and concentrate), you can take in sets from Ramos as well as comedians Gabby Gutierrez-Reed, Ali Kareem, Kelsey Wood and Kakuna CK. Learn more and buy tickets (21+) on Eventbrite.

Potty Mouths: A THC Comedy Experience
Friday, September 2, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street

Colorado's only licensed cannabis bar, JAD's Mile High Smoke, hosts comics C.J. and Emil in this pot-infused laugh fest. Tickets to the show (21+) are $15; guests must buy their cannabis on site.

Ongoing cannabis events:
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Puff-and-paint classes are back in Denver.
Jake Cox
Sushi and Spliff Rolling
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Private Denver location shared upon registration
Want something to satisfy the munchies after a day of dabbing? Hang out with the Kush & Canvases team, which will be teaching a joint- and sushi-rolling class for people who never learned how to properly twist. Each class includes supplies to make three sushi rolls per person, as well as joint-rolling papers, but attendees need to bring their own cannabis. Tickets (21+) are $75 on Eventbrite.

Seed to Sale Tour
Thursdays through Saturdays, noon and 6 p.m. (weekdays) and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (weekends)
Seed & Smith Denver
5070 Oakland Street

Ever want to learn more about the life of a cannabis plant? See what it takes to run to a cannabis cultivation, processing lab and retail dispensary with Seed & Smith, a vertically integrated marijuana business. Check out the grow room, hold a pound of weed, and get plenty of free smells in. Tours (21+) are free, but you have top sign up online first.

Cannabis Karaoke
Fridays, 11:45 p.m.
Colorado Cannabis Tours
381 East 55th Avenue

Rip that bong and belt those tunes at Colorado Cannabis Tours' Friday karaoke session, where no notes are too high. Book the late-night slot for one to three hours, then puff and sing the night away. Tickets (21+) are $11 per person on Peek; BYO cannabis.

Tokes and Brushstrokes
Saturdays, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

After a more-than-year-long hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Creatively Cannabis classes are returning to the Coffee Joint, Denver's only licensed pot lounge. For $49.99 ($69 the day of), students will receive instruction and painting supplies, but anyone wanting to consume cannabis must bring their own, as well as a vaporizer or dab rig (no smoking is allowed at the Coffee Joint). Find out more and buy tickets (21+) on Eventbrite.

Infused Standup Comedy
Saturdays, 7 p.m.
Studio 420
808 East 78th Avenue

Comedians and attendees alike can blaze as much as they want during these stoned standup sessions hosted at private pot club Studio 420. To get in, guests must be a member of Studio 420, but daily and limited memberships are available. Tickets (21+) with no membership are $10 on Eventbrite; guests must being their own cannabis.

Know of more marijuana events? Send information to [email protected].
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