Cannabis Almanac: Jan 25-March 3

California is arguably the best state in America to celebrate the herb. With an industry that’s fighting harder than ever to be recognized as legit, the cannabis events in California are superior, classy, wild, creative and judgment-free. Furthermore, now that cannabis is decriminalized and you don’t need a doctor’s recommendation to procure or obtain cannabis there are hundreds of events that aren’t technically 420-focused, but are still epic places to celebrate your right to imbibe. Here’s list of cannabis events and fun places to be stoned at in Southern California for the next several months. 

     Just remember: If you’re under 21 years old and want to go to a cannabis event, do your research and/or reach out to the event throwers to see if you’re allowed to attend before purchasing tickets. Also, just because you don’t need your medical-cannabis recommendation, doesn’t mean you should leave it at home. It’s a smart move to bring it with you if you plan to smoke. It’s also cool to party safe, so don’t smoke (or drink) and drive!

Bureau of Cannabis Control Public Licensing Workshop

     Lori Ajax and the Bureau of Cannabis Control are hosting five public licensing workshops in January and February. The workshops will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses. The Bureau will be joined by other state and local agencies at each licensing workshop. The workshop schedule will include a brief overview and then transition to an open house where people can obtain information from and ask questions of different state and local agencies. The workshops are free and do not require registration to attend. Get in the know and get licensed!

When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 10am

     Where: Irvine Marriott; 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612

     tickets: FREE!

 

Winter NAMM 2018

     In the words of Jimi Hendrix, “Music is a safe kind of high.” We live in a world where turning on the TV and reading the news triggers the need to escape. Thankfully escaping via music is still a thing and events like NAMM exist. NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants, a non-profit association that strengthens the $17 billion global music, sound and event technology products industry. The association and trade shows are more than just a place where professionals and music lovers go to learn about the latest technologies in the music industry. It’s a place where music thrives and the community gathers in support of one another. Watch live performances by your favorite musicians, and it’s possible you’ll meet them after the show, too. I mean, who doesn’t want to roll up a doobie and smoke with Slash? Make your rock n’ roll dreams come true at Winter NAMM—truly the happiest place on Earth.

When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 10am

     Where: Anaheim Convention Center; 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

     tickets: Register for prices at namm.org

Brush Tokes Painting Session: Newport Pier

     This class is a sign of the times! And perhaps the most radical class Orange County’s ever offered. For $40 you get a 11” x 14” canvas, supplies, step-by-step painting instruction and a sweet gift bag. This event is for people 21-years or older and it’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Cannabis) and BYOB. The address will be given to ticket holders only.


When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 7pm

     Where: Brush Tokes Production Pl; Newport Beach

     tickets: $40 on eventbrite.com

Cannabis Dance with Brandon Anthony

     This is an exploration and celebration of cannabis, music and dance. You can think of it as a meditation through movement experience. There is no choreography—just lots of moving, feeling, and living within the bars of the music. If you love music and letting it run through your veins, this class is for you. For those interested, there will be legal ways to consume cannabis during this class. And for those who decide to imbibe there will be industry professionals who will can give you all the product info and how to properly dose. After the optional consumption intro, Brandon Anthony will then lead the group in an epic hour-long “movement to music: session, featuring music from many different genres and artists. The night will end with a closing party featuring vegan snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and a rocking soundtrack to keep the dance vibes going strong.


When: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at 5pm
Where: The Beat Box Studio L.A.; 11828 Teale St, Los Angeles, CA 90230
tickets: $20-$30 on eventbrite.com

 

OC Cannabis Vendor Expo

     Held in the spacious Santa Ana e-Sports Arena for an evening of learning and networking. There will be industry experts to help keep you updated on the rules and regulations during the first year of the new legal industry. Bring plenty of business cards!


When: Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at 5pm

     Where: e-Sports Arena; 120 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

     tickets: $20 on eventbrite.com

420 Medicated Movie Night Tour

     Do you like getting high and watching movies? If that answer is yes, then this 420 movie night tour is meant for you. Get a one hour tour of Hollywood Blvd’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions aboard the E-Car Limo. Then attend a 420 friendly theater for “Medicated Movie MonDaze,” for 420 movies with a cannabis concession stand. Purchase legal cannabis products from local canna-companies and enjoy them during a movie, like you would at home!


When: Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at 5:30pm

     Where: SoCal High Life Tours; 6140 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

     tickets: $100 on eventbrite.com

Emerald Conference: Exploring the Science of Cannabis

     Do you like getting high and watching movies? If that answer is yes, then this 420 movie night tour is meant for you. Get a one hour tour of Hollywood Blvd’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions aboard the E-Car Limo. Then attend a 420 friendly theater for “Medicated Movie MonDaze,” for 420 movies with a cannabis concession stand. Purchase legal cannabis products from local canna-companies and enjoy them during a movie, like you would at home!


When: Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-16 at 7am-5pm

     Where: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina; 1441 Quivira Rd., San Diego, CA 92109

     tickets: $400 on eventbrite.com

OC Cannabis Vendor Expo

     Held in the spacious Santa Ana e-Sports Arena for an evening of learning and networking. There will be industry experts to help keep you updated on the rules and regulations during the first year of the new legal industry. Bring plenty of business cards!


When: Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at 5pm

     Where: e-Sports Arena; 120 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

     tickets: $20 on theemeraldconference.com

2018 Cannabis Wedding Expo

     After much demand, the Cannabis Wedding Expo is finally coming to LA. The Expo gives couples the chance to engage with progressive traditional wedding vendors and specialty cannabis brands to learn how to incorporate cannabis into their wedding day in classy and tasteful ways. From full blown Budbars to small nods to cannabis culture, attendees can connect with every vendor they need to make their day unique. Held at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in LA, the retro-chic venue offers beautiful spaces indoors and out that accentuate the trendsetting vibe of Southern California.


When: Saturday, March 3 at 11am

     Where: Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center; 12825 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604

     tickets: $10 on eventbrite.com

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