Cannabis Calendar for the Week of July 27: Can You Find the Bong-a-Thon?

Despite a secret location and heat from law enforcement, the Colorado Invitational Bong-a-Thon still plans to kick off this weekend. Learn about that, a class on warehouse growing, an industry reggae night and more in this week's Cannabis Calendar.

The National Cannabis Industry Association and ServSafe will hold a training course for food handlers in the cannabis industry on Wednesday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lower level of the Colorado Restaurant Association, 430 East Seventh Avenue. The class is $67 for National Cannabis Industry Association members and $87 for non-members. Students will receive certification in handling pot-infused foods upon course completion. Go to the NCIA events page for registration and membership information.

Clover Leaf University is teaching Cannabis Cultivation 102: Warehouse Cultivation — a four-hour class on cannabis cultivation — on Wednesday, July 29, at 4 p.m. at its offices, 3888 East Mexico Avenue. Students will learn about growing mediums, watering, lighting, ventilation, pest control methods, harvesting techniques and more. Registration is $299 on the Clover Leaf stand-alone course page. Course completion ends with a CLU certification.

The Colorado Invitational Bong-a-Thon returns to Colorado Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1. The location of the competitive toking and celebratory gathering's location is on a need-to-know basis until you buy an $80 ticket ($420 for VIP access to the dab bus), but the group's Facebook page says it's about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Denver. Visit the Bong-a-Thon website to learn more.

Local artist Heidi Keyes will teach her 21+ Puff, Pass and Paint class at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 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. 

Denver's Dankest Delivery will host a free social and networking event for marijuana industry growers and extractors at Green Labs on Saturday, August 1, at 12 p.m. The social will also have best-bud competitions, glassblowing, free product samples (no on-site sales allowed), free food and more. Although the event is free, registration is required at the social's Eventbrite page. 21+

Check out reggae music, food vendors and on-hand growing expertise at Grow Big Supply's Reggae Night on Thursday, August 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Grow Big Supply. On top of the live art and music, local business and nutrient representatives will be available for growing consultation and product information. Go to the event's Facebook page to learn more.

Enjoy high art on a summer night with Light Up Night Out: A Friday Night Art Walk "Rollin" Party on Friday, August 7, from 6 to 11 p.m. For $75, you will be led by a concierge through four art galleries in the Art District on Santa Fe in a limo bus stocked with craft beer, wine, munchies and other 4/20 party favors. Go to the Rocky Mountain High Singles Meetup page for more information. 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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