This week's Cannabis Calendar is short, but the events are big. Denver's largest annual cannabis expo, the Indo Trade Expo, is coming to town, and it's bringing over 400 vendor friends along, as well as a new consumer hemp award ceremony, networking and hiring sessions, and educational discussions. Find out more about the Indo Expo and future pot events below.
Indo Trade Expo
Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26
451 East 58th Avenue
The Indo Trade Expo, one of Denver's largest annual cannabis trade expos, is coming back in January. Check out over 400 pot-industry vendors and showcases with thousands of other members of the pot trade, and maybe find a job opportunity, as well. Day one of the expo is for registered pot-industry members only, with the second day open to the general public and featuring the expo's consumer hemp awards. Attendance (21+) is $60 for Sunday and $199 for the full weekend.
The Future of Cannabis Is Digital
Monday, January 27, 5 to 8 p.m.
Look Listen Office
914 Inca Street
Network, chat and hear out several veterans of the cannabis industry during a happy hour and Q&A session about digital marketing for hemp- and cannabis-related companies. Attendance is free, but register on Eventbrite first.
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Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry
Thursday, January 30, 4 to 6 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court
Have a conversation about a topic that's been sweeping legal cannabis for the past year — social equity — at Denver's only licensed cannabis consumption lounge. Industry participants, activists, regulators and cannabis lovers will talk about equitable and diverse industry participation, criminal expungement for marijuana crimes and more over dabs, edibles and vaping flower. Entry (21+) is $5, or free with a purchase at the dispensary next door.
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2020 Vision Yoga
Friday, January 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Amazing Love Sanctuary & Yoga
10050 Ralston Road, Arvada
Hang out with cannabis-infused chocolate company 1906 for an edibles-friendly yoga session, during which you'll try their "Chill" chocolate before a slow-flow vinyasa class. Attendance (21+) to the private event is $20 on Eventbrite; mats and props will be provided.
Women in Cannabis Galentines Day
Thursday, February 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
International Church of Cannabis
400 South Logan Street
Celebrate Valentine's Day early without a date on Galentines Day, a female-identifying-only event full of food, swag, activities and weed inside the beautiful International Church of Cannabis. The pot-friendly party will be an intimate one, so spots are limited. Register (21+) on Meetup for free.
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Haunted Writer's Retreat
Monday, February 24, through Friday, February 28
The Black Monarch Hotel
301 Victor Avenue, Victor
Spend the week at one of the country's most haunted hotels, the Black Monarch, for a spooky, pot-infused writers retreat organized by writers behind Suspect Press and the 420-friendly Lit on Lit creative writing class. The retreat includes complimentary food, cannabis and beer, a curriculum of horror-writing workshops, bone-chilling bedtime stories, scary movies and ghost tours of an abandoned mining town. Retreat guests can also stay at the Victor Hotel, the Fortune Club or the Olympia Hotel. Attendance (21+) and accommodations range from $890 to $1,000 on Eventbrite.
Coltyn Turner Foundation Birthday Ball
Saturday, February 29, 7 to 10 p.m.
2020 Kipling Street, Lakewood
The Coltyn Turner Foundation is celebrating the birthday of its founder, former child medical marijuana patient Coltyn Turner, by raising funds to support cannabis research. For $20, attendees can enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, networking and live entertainment; find out more on Eventbrite.
NoCo Hemp Expo
Thursday, March 26, through Saturday, March 28
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt Street
The NoCo Hemp Expo's seventh annual edition will be bigger than ever, and located at the National Western Complex; the world’s largest gathering of hemp industry professionals is expected to draw nearly 20,000 visitors and more than 400 vendors. There will be three days of conferences, including one geared toward investors, one toward farmers and one concentrating on business. Get the full schedule and more details at the expo's website.
Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11
Lily Farm Fresh Event Center
1833 County Road 53, Keenesburg
This new hemp event is hosted at a Keenesburg farm by hemp skincare company Lily Farm Fresh. The expo is business-to-business only on day one — full of classes for hemp and cannabis entrepreneurs and cultivators — but promises a "farmers-market-style hemp expo" with vendors, workshops, food trucks and more on day two. Tickets are $30 for either day on Eventbrite.
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