Cannabis Almanac: 420 Events July 24-30

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So you want to get your 420 on this week? From seshes to educational events to a meet and greet with Montel Williams– there’s a lot going on! Here’s a list of canna-centric events happening in SoCal that’ll immerse you in the blossoming green, smoky community. Just remember: You must be at least 21-years-old (unless stated otherwise) and have a valid doctors recommendation if you attend events that involve using cannabis. Oh, and don’t medicate and drive!

Here’s what the week looks like through budding lenses:


Summer Essentials Sesh

Summer Essentials Sesh is northern San Diego’s sixth cannabis party since Prop. 64 was passed. Do you know what this means? It means they know what it takes to throw a solid sesh. 420 friendly places aren’t easy to find, which is what makes seshes so magical: They give the community a place to gather and celebrate the herb. The event is B.Y.O.Cannabis, there’ll be live entertainment, vendors and non-medicated food will be available onsite to appease your munchies. You must be 21-years-old and have a valid doctors rec to attend.

When: Tuesday, July 25 at 6pm

Where:  Healing Haven Apothecary; 759 East Vista Way, Vista, Ca 92084

Tickets: $10-$30 (Click here for tickets)


Montel Williams at Bud & Bloom

Montel Williams– The TV personality, super hero cannabis advocate and founder of LenitivScientific– will be at Bud & Bloom this Wednesday debuting his new cannabis product line: LenitivLabs. Going on a dispensary tour around the state, he’ll be stopping in Santa Ana for a meet and greet, and discussing his new oil products. As long as you have your cannabis recommendation, you’ll be able to meet Williams. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat!

When: Wednesday, July 26 at 5pm

Where: Bud & Bloom; 1327 E. Saint Gertrude Place, Santa Ana, Ca 92705

Tickets: FREE


LA CARES Medical Marijuana Discussion Group

This is an educational gathering meant to bring together medical cannabis patients, medical professionals, caregivers and interested parties for the purpose of answering your questions about medical marijuana. If you’re considering using cannabis as an alternative to prescription medication for pain and chronic diseases, this group will provide you with research-based information. You’ll also be able to meet and speak with medical cannabis patients about their experiences. The group is led by a registered nurse and the goal is to develop a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment for learning about the benefits of medical marijuana.

When: Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm

Where: Beverly Hills Public Library; 444 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Tickets: FREE (Click here to RSVP)


Bread & Budtenders Education / Appreciation Brunch

Elevated Agency’s Bread & Budtenders is designed to bring together budtenders and brands to engage in a relaxed, immersive environment hosted by 4 select cannabis brands. The venue is a secure and compfortable environment which allows our sponsors and attendees to mix, mingle, medicate and educate. The format of this event fosters education and relationship building, resulting in greater familiarity and confidence at the retail level, thus delivering better education to patients and increased sales. Thursday’s event is limited to 35 attendees on a first come basis, so it’s asked that you only RSVP if you’re confident you can attend. Requirements needed in order to attend are: Proof of employment at a dispensary / collective; email address; valid doctors recommendation

When: Thursday, July 27 at 11am

Where: 1221 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Tickets: FREE (Click here to RSVP)



This is the ultimate, all encompassing farmers market. It’s the place to purchase your bananas, broccoli, tomatoes and lab tested cannabis. There will be dabs to enjoy, delectable snacks to munch on after you’re blitzed and educational speakers to catch you up on the changes happening in the industry.  Although the event is free to the public, you can reserve a table for $50. There are also 25 VIP gift bags for those who want to donate $50, too.  Terpmarket is 21+ and you must bring a valid doctors recommendation with you to attend. Please note that this is an alcohol-free event. If you’re caught drinking, you’ll be kicked to the curb.

When: Thursday, July 27 at 5pm

Where:  132 E 163rd St, Gardena, CA 90248

Tickets: FREE! (Click here to RSVP)


Edibles List Magazines 4th Anniversary Party

Celebrate cannabis, music and delectable drinks for Edibles List Magazines 4th birthday party this Friday night at the Federal Bar in LA. Not only will you get to rub elbows with some of the cannabis industry’s emerging writers, but you’ll also meet people who can really talk about plant. The event is B.Y.O.Cannabis and there’ll be a smoking terrace where you can get lifted. And for everyone who purchases a ticket, you’ll be gifted with a party bag at the end of the night loaded with fine canna-products. Must be 21-years-old to attend and bring your recommendation.

When: Friday, July 28 at 8pm

Where:  The Federal Bar; 5303 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 91601

Tickets: $20 (Click here for tickets)


Friday Night Sesh

This event takes place every Friday and is focused on bringing lots of quality meds to those in attendance. You can expect to enjoy medicated and non-medicated munchies, meet the people behind your favorite canna-products and smoke with the 420 nurses. The vibe is community-oriented and you only have to be 18 years old to attend– obviously a doctors recommendation is required.

When: Friday, July 28 at 7pm

Where:  420Nurses Compound; 21923 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA 91303

Tickets: $10-$50 (Click here for tickets)


Cannabis Business Seminar

This one day seminar is designed to help those who’re ready to start their canna-business. In one day you’ll get lessons on Prop. 64, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), the California Attorney General Guidelines for collective operations and what you’ll have to do to qualify for the licensing in your city or county. The day-long seminar will be technical (so bring note taking supplies!), but it’ll give you objectives to ensure your place in the industry.

When: Friday, July 28 at 10am

Where: 135 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93704

Tickets: $125-$250 (Click here for tickets)


OC’s Exclusive Sesh

Is there a better way to spend your Saturday than tasting California’s finest cannabis and concentrates? If you’re in to those kind of things, there likely isn’t. And if you’re located in OC you won’t have to go far. Osteria Vicario in Santa Ana is hosting a sesh with live entertainment, raffles and give aways. The restaurant will be preparing medicated pizzas and calzones, and (non-medicated) drinks will be available at the bar inside. You must be 21-years-old to attend and have a valid doctor’s rec.

When: Saturday, July 29 at 4:30pm

Where: Osteria Vicario; 1003 W. 3rd St., Santa Ana, Ca 92703

Tickets: $20 (Click here for tickets)


The Valley Bloc Party

The goal of this all-day / all-night event is to give artists, fashion designers, and business owners a platform to showcase their talent, work and products. There will be a variety of artists, food, and vendors selling everything from food, clothes, 420 products and more. The purpose of this event is to bring as much local talent into one room as possible in order to generate creative synergy. There will be live performances and live painting, too. If you want to showcase your talents or sell your 420 goods please email:

When: Saturday, July 29 at 1pm

Where: Undercurrent Warehouse; 417 E. Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90015

Tickets: $20 (Click here for tickets)

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