Cannabis Calendar for the Week of July 13: Meditative Toking

The big event this week is Colorado Board of Health public rule-making hearing at 10 a.m. July 15 in the Sabin-Cleere Conference Room of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to consider modifications to the state's MMJ regulations. The deadline for written testimony is up, but it still may be possible to give a three-minute (or under) speech. For a copy of the proposed rules, e-mail; see the full meeting agenda here.

After that session, you may need to cool down — fortunately, there are a couple of yoga/cannabis demonstrations, as well as other classes on this week's Cannabis Calendar:

The National Cannabis Chamber of Commerce will host another edition of the Organic Cannabis Movement at Green Labs on Wednesday, July 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. The free event will teach attendees about producing organic cannabis products, with input from industry professionals and other leaders in the marijuana movement. Go to the National Cannabis Chamber's website to learn more.

The Biennial of the Americas will host Community NOW! Legalization: The Next Phase in the War on Drugs at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Governor John Hickenlooper will be among the speakers on a panel moderated by Tina Brown. Tickets are $25; find out more here.

Clover Leaf University will teach a Cannabis Business Compliance Regulation 101 class on Thursday, July 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 3888 East Mexico Avenue. The accredited course teaches students about Colorado's medical and retail marijuana codes, following strict guidelines to stay compliant, and industry-specific technology. Registration is $299 at Clover Leaf's course page.

Local artist Heidi Keyes will teach her 21+ Puff, Pass and Paint class at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at 2900 Marion Street. All equipment is included in the $50 admission, and although cannabis consumption (bring your own) is encouraged, it's not required. Go to the Puff, Pass and Paint website for more information. 

On Sunday, July 19, Green Labs will host Bend and Blaze – a free 21+ yoga class with optional cannabis consumption – from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants must register on the Bend and Blaze eventbrite page

Cannabis business group Women Grow is hosting a networking and yoga social at Martin Park, located at Eastman Avenue and 36th Street in Boulder, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19. Julie Dooley of Julie's Natural Edibles will head a discussion on the importance of quality and complementing flavors in commercial edibles. A yoga flow class will wrap things up in the park, followed by happy hour at Under the Sun. Tickets are $20. Check out the social's eventbrite page for more information.

Abakus Magazine
will host its second annual Munchie Cup – an awards ceremony for commercial edibles that doubles as a seminar on the subject – at Green Labs July 24 through July 26. Attendees can get judge passes for $30 at the Abakus website, which include admission to the event's business seminars, concerts and VIP room at Green Labs. 21+

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Thomas Mitchell has written about all things cannabis for Westword since 2014, covering sports, real estate and general news along the way for publications such as the Arizona Republic, Inman and Fox Sports. He's currently the cannabis editor for
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