Cannabis Calendar for Week of August 10: Jared Polis to Host Hemp Symposium

With a hemp symposium hosted by a Colorado congressman and a charity golf tournament hosted by a Denver dispensary chain, there are plenty of upper-class functions where you can get your schmooze on in this week's Cannabis Calendar.

As we've reported, proponents of The Campaign for Limited Social Use – a Denver initiative that would allow limited social-use of marijuana by adults 21-and-older in private areas of commercial establishments – will submit 10,000-plus signatures (more than double the required 4,726 required) today at 2:15 at the Denver Elections Division, 200 West 14th Avenue, in an effort to get the initiative on the November ballot. SAFER founder and Marijuana Policy Project Communications Director Mason Tvert and marijuana attorney Brian Vicente will hold a press conference across the street beforehand.

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis will host his second annual Hemp Symposium on Tuesday, August, 11, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, located at 815 14th Street, Loveland. An outspoken proponent of loosening restrictions on the hemp industry, Polis's symposium will bring industry professionals together to discuss hemp innovation, legislation and research. Learn about registering for the forum and more at the event's Facebook page.

Green Labs will host Bend & Blaze: A Higher Yoga Experience on Wednesday, August 12, at 5:15 p.m. The free class will pair cannabis and vinyasa yoga to create a tranquilizing practice. Register at the class Eventbrite page. 21+

Clover Leaf University is teaching Budtender Certification 101 — a four-hour course on safe consumption, dosage, law compliance and consumer safety — at 3888 East Mexico Avenue on Thursday, August 13, at 4 p.m. For $99 plus registration fees, students will learn about cannabis products and how to recommend them to customers. Go to the CLU course page to learn more. 

In addition, CLU is offering Open a Cannabis Business 101 — a four-hour course on running or owning a business in the marijuana industry — in Suite 122 of 3888 East Mexico Avenue on Thursday, August 13, at 4 p.m. Students will learn about startups in the pot industry, state compliance laws, realistic sales goals and more. Registration is $299 plus registration fees on the CLU course page.

Tickets may be sold out to compete in the Clinic Marijuana Center's Sixth Annual Clinic Charity Golf Classic at City Park Golf Course on August 15, but you can still attend the tournament and party afterward for $20. Tickets available on The Clinic's website cover the cost of barbecue and drinks, and all proceeds benefit the National MS Society.

The Grow School will hold a Grow 101 class on Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $149, students will learn about growing laws, equipment, air circulation, fertilization and more; course registration includes an online textbook. The address of the class in southeast Denver will be revealed upon registration. Check out the Grow School website for more information.

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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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