Pot-infused ping-pong, anyone?
Pot-infused ping-pong, anyone?
Jacqueline Collines

Cannabis Calendar: Careers, Crafts and Dab Pong

Several networking and résumé-building opportunities are on the schedule in this week's Cannabis Calendar, as well as a pot-infused coaster-making party and dab pong tournament at the Coffee Joint. Here are the details on those events, and more in the weeks to come:

AAII Breakfast Chat
Monday, January 14, 7 to 9 a.m.
Broken Tee Restaurant
2101 West Oxford Avenue, Englewood

The American Association of Individual Investors will focus its next monthly meeting on legal marijuana stocks and investment opportunities, including the new doors that have opened since hemp's federal legalization. Show up at 6:45 a.m. for a special breakfast; learn more at Eventbrite.

CanopyBoulder Jumpstart
Tuesday, January 15, 4:30 to 7:25 p.m.
Galvanize Boulder
1023 Walnut Street, Boulder

Cannabis entrepreneurs can get a fast start to 2019 at CanopyBoulder's networking and expert panel discussion for budding business owners. After a brief networking session, executives from companies like Native Roots, Wana Brands, CW Hemp and Pot Guide will talk about creating a thriving brand in such a new industry. Tickets are $12 until December 31, after which they go up to $15. Learn more at Eventbrite.

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Ellementa Colorado Springs Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Studio A64
332 East Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs chapter of women-only cannabis group Ellementa will focus its first meeting of the new year on three questions: Why does cannabis work for women? How are other women using it? And what are the high-quality products that work? Join group leaders Becca Copeland and Adrianne Mollins to discuss these topics and more. Tickets are $10.

Canna-Coding Q&A
Thursday, January 17, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

The Coffee Joint, Denver's only licensed cannabis lounge, will hold another informational session for prospective coders in the cannabis world, bringing in professionals from Colorado technology companies to answer questions and provide feedback on canna-tech concepts. Zach Schulz and Tim Alexander of Vangst cannabis recruiting, as well as Ryan Budny from point-of-sale system provider Flowhub, will answer questions for at least thirty minutes and will hang around afterward for some one-on-one questions. Entrance (21+) is free if you purchase something at the dispensary next door, $5 otherwise.

Canna Culture
Saturday, January 19
Heady Glass Emporium
20 East Colorado Avenue

Want to learn about CBD and THC without digging through articles or calling a doctor? Find out about the cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana in a heady atmosphere at Heady Glass Emporium in south Denver. Win CBD products, try CBD edibles, and learn about the special plant all day for free. For details, call the shop at 720-276-5956.

Coaster Craft Party
Saturday, January 19, 2 to 3 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

Do you respect wood? For those of you who don't drink like heathens, get crafty on cannabis at the Coffee Joint, Denver's only licensed pot lounge, while you create and bedazzle your own ceramic drink coasters. Entrance (21+) and craft materials are free if you purchase something from the dispensary next door, or $5 if you intend to bring cannabis to consume (no smoking; only vapes and edibles). Learn more at the Coffee Joint's website.

Keep reading for more events in the weeks ahead.

Super Lemon Haze cannabis plants line the Black Dog LED booth at the Indo Expo.EXPAND
Super Lemon Haze cannabis plants line the Black Dog LED booth at the Indo Expo.
Chloe Sommers

The (Complicated) Future of Cannabis Media
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Place

This happy hour and two-part discussion panel will focus on the future of cannabis media, and how traditional media outlets and growing social-media platforms will work alongside journalists and pot influencers going forward. Speakers include Denver Post editor-in-chief Lee Ann Colacioppo, Marijuana Business Daily founding editor Chris Walsh and other journalists and cannabis influencers. Attendance is free; learn more on the event Facebook page.

Dab Pong Tournament
Saturday, January 26, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

It's exactly what it sounds like, and it's back again. Hit up the Coffee Joint, Denver's only licensed pot lounge, for a dab pong tournament to test your lungs and shooting skills. Mile High Lifestyle will provide pizza and a dab bar for contestants, who can enter as teams or individuals. Entrance (21+) is $25 per team, $15 per loner.

Indo Expo Trade Show
Saturday, January 26, through Sunday, January 27
Denver Mart
451 East 58th Avenue

This annual cannabis trade show will blaze through Denver in late January, bringing together vendors, service providers and business owners involved in the legal pot business, both licensed and ancillary. The first day is for business-to-business activities only, but Sunday is open to the general public. Attending both days is $199, while admission to the public event is $60. Learn more at indoexpo.com.

Creative Cannabis: Opportunities in the Industry
Wednesday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
Boulder Digital Arts
1600 Range Street, Boulder

Digital creatives interested in the cannabis industry should check out this Boulder Digital Arts program. The community resource organization is hosting a panel discussion about how designers and marketers can get their feet in the green rush. Executives and entrepreneurs from investment groups and canna-tech companies will discuss tips for newbs, trends in digital pot and regulative issues, among others. Attendance is free for BDA members, $5 for non-members.

Intention, Sensuality & Cannabis Circle
Monday, February 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
Urban Sanctuary
2745 Welton Street

Rescheduled from January 3: Author and speaker Dawn Todd will hold a private gathering to celebrate feminism, sexuality and cannabis at consumption-friendly venue Urban Sanctuary. "I created this intention, sensuality and cannabis circle to be a sisterhood tribe, a safe space for women to come share stories, heal and celebrate," Todd explains. Register (21+)on Eventbrite for $25.

Linda Chorney's When I Sing Tour
Saturday, February 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

Grammy nominee and filmmaker Linda Chorney is taking her national tour to Denver's cannabis lounge, the Coffee Joint. You can see Chorney's new movie based on her life, When I Sing, in which the performer plays herself. On top of the screening, there will be a red carpet introduction, Q&A session, performance by Chorney — and plenty of dabs. Tickets (21+) are $30.

Dabbintines Day: A #420Autism Benefit
Saturday, February 16, 4 to 10 p.m.
Denver location shared upon registration

Cannabis growers, extractors and enthusiasts are invited to join Denver cannabis promotor A.J. Hashman's Dabbintines Day celebration. Live music, local art and interactive contests judging the best flower, extracts, edibles and glassware are all included with general admission (21+). Tickets are $20 before February 15, after which they'll go up to $30. Learn more by emailing Denver420events@gmail.com.

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