‘Tis the season! It’s the week before 4/20, which means it’s time to get your greenery in order and plans made for California’s first legal cannabis holiday. If you don’t know what you’re up to for 4/20, try checking out one of these events first. As they say: “one door leads to another.” Perhaps you’ll find the perfect 4/20 celebration by rubbing elbows with the cannabis community at an industry event. So put on your green glasses, pack your flower to-go and get off the couch! You have a life to live! Here’s what the week looks like:
Cannabis Banking: What are my Options?
The new cannabis market has brought plenty of challenges to cannabusinesses. Between learning to manage unnecessarily large sums of cash and staying compliant in this ever-changing legal landscape, everyone has questions– and no one really knows what’s going on. At the very least, however, every cannabis business should have the right to safe cash management and banking. As of now, that’s not the case. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options, which is what this event is focused on. The panel will supply you with an understanding of the steps necessary to qualify for a Marijuana Related Business account, the importance of compliance and its re;a when it comes to banking and what current solutions are available.
When: Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm
Where: 10100 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Tickets: $0-$40 (Click here for tickets)
Cannabis can be the catalyst that connects us with the present. It can help us open our minds, hearts, and bodies to the human experience and focus in on our mental and physical health. Join Laura Albers, the cannabis researcher and strategist, and Rachel Monique Maskell in a connection circle to share stories, converse about plant medicine, and learn about the benefits and creative ways cannabis can be used today. The group will explore the medicinal effects of cannabis, how it’s processed in the body, methods and doses of consumption. Connect with your community and learn about the plant together.
When: Wednesday, April 11 at 7 pm
Where: FemDen Cabrillo, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Tickets: $20 (Click here for tickets)
2018 Q2 Cannabis Caucus Event Series
Join local members and supporters for NCIA’s second Southern California Quarterly Cannabis Caucus of 2018. NCIA’s Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses bring together executive-level industry professionals, policymakers, regulators, and movement leaders to network, learn about emerging topics in the industry, and plug into NCIA’s efforts to advance the industry nationally. NCIA’s Quarterly Cannabis Caucus events are held in the cannabis industry’s 8 most active regions during the first month of each new quarter. To learn more about the event series, visit NCIA’s Quarterly Cannabis Caucus page.
When: Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 pm
Where: West Hollywood, CA; address is given to ticketholders only.
Tickets: Comped for members; $50 for non-members (click here for tickets)
Paradise Beach – Paint & Puff
You don’t have to be a modern-day Van Gogh to enjoy getting stoned and painting. Enjoy a toking for the sake of creativity this Friday night while being guided through painting “Paradise Beach.” If you’re into cannabis and art or just have a bare wall that needs some life, this painting class is perfect for you. Bring your own cannabis and heighten the creative parts of your soul.
When: Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
Where: Santa Fe Springs; address is given to ticketholders only.
Tickets: $45 (click here for tickets)
Cannabis Concentrate Production Technology Course
This Concentrate Production (CCP) Technology course is designed for those interested in establishing, regulating, designing or operating an extraction facility. During this day-long course, students will be given an in-depth understanding of specific CCP requirements, different types of commercial extraction processes, the chemistry behind the processes, post-extraction processes, identified hazards and recommended controls. This professional training will provide visual images of the equipment needed for this type of business, as well as the processes being discussed. In addition, each student will receive a manual specifically written as a reference for attending.
When: Saturday, April 14 at 8:30 am
Where: Hyatt Regency; 880 S Westlake Blvd West Westlake Village, CA 91361
Tickets: $280 (Click here for tickets)
The Great Los Angeles Marijuana Beach Tour
Take a 2-hour smoke-filled tour starting at Erba Collective in Santa Monica and then throughout the city on a magical sightseeing tour of West LA’s beach towns. Based on attendees interests, the tour guides will make stops and recommendations for local hotspots and refer you to cannabis shops serving the best products available. We research all locations for special deals, the most knowledgeable budtenders and confirm they have adequate inventory of the items you are interested in. Whether it’s oils, edibles, a variety of potent strains, or all of the above, let the ganja guides navigate you through the exciting new cannabis experiences Southern California has to offer.
When: Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 pm
Where: Erba Collective; 12320 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064
Tickets: $60 (Click here for tickets)