Cannabis Calendar for the Week of June 8: The Business of Pot

Get ready for the marijuana industry to show its buttoned-up side throughout the upcoming weeks. With CannaCon this week, the U.S. Cannabis Expo next week and the Cannabis Business Summit later this month, it's time to get out your notebooks and learn something. Find out when, how and where in this week's Cannabis Calendar.

CannaCon will take place June 11-13 at the Colorado Convention Center. Claiming to be the "world's largest canna-business marketplace," the expo, which is geared toward cannabis businesses, employees, entrepreneurs and investors, will feature daily seminars, guest speakers and product showcases for anyone interested in the economics of the emerging pot industry. Tickets range from $50 (one day) to $125 (three days). Click here for more information. 

Bar Standard will host High Social Happy Hour by Blazer — a happy hour for the cannabis industry — on Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. The free, 21+ networking social will have a pitch element for pot entrepreneurs and possible investors, and dressing up is encouraged. For more information, click here.

Green Labs will host another Puff, Pass and Paint class from 2 to 4 p.m on Saturday, June 13. For $50, those 21 and up can enjoy cannabis while local artist Heidi Keyes teaches an intimate painting lesson. Although cannabis consumption (bring your own) is encouraged, it's not required. Learn more here.

Healthy Honeys will teach Get Fit Stay Lit Yoga — another weekly Green Labs class — on Sunday, June 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be a relaxing indica sesh, a one-hour yoga period and a vaporizer demonstration for $20 per person. Click here for more information. Bring your own cannabis. 21+

National Jewish Health will host a Marijuana and Health Symposium on Saturday, June 13, at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center beginning at 8 a.m. The symposium will educate attendees about medical marijuana, and there will be a discussion on how health-care professionals and patients will be affected by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment's award of $9 million to local and national projects for medical marijuana research. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is recommended. Learn more here.

Mixed Bag: Marijuana in the Highlands — a photo exhibition on the movement toward cannabis legalization — will be open for viewing through Saturday, June 27, at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. The exhibition focuses on Colorado's retail cultivation centers as well as underground operations in Northern California. Admission is free. Learn more here.

The U.S. Cannabis Expo will take place at the Colorado Springs Event Center, located at 960 Palmer Park Boulevard in Colorado Springs, June 19-20. The trade show is expected to have more than 100 vendors and 35 speakers, covering nearly all aspects of the emerging industry (medical products, hemp products, recreational legislation, etc.). For just $35 at the door, you can hang out at the expo both days and see 420 Comic Jeffrey Peterson. Learn more here. 18+

The National Cannabis Industry Association's Cannabis Business Summit will be in Denver June 29-July 1 at the Colorado Convention Center. Just about every topic pertaining to regulated cannabis will be covered in depth at this pot-money hotbed — from accounting and finance to security and sustainability. Dozens of keynote speakers will be available for questions during panel discussions, and there will be daily networking opportunities. Tickets start at $895. Click here for information on registration, the schedule and more.

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