Cannabis Almanac: 420 Events Oct. 10-15

What a beauty. (Photo by Angel Grady)

Get your 420 on this week! From budtender BBQs to New Generation dispensary’s solar return party to women veteran wellness retreats– there’s lots of greenery in the scenery this week. Here’s a list of the herbal happenings in SoCal that’ll immerse you in the blossoming, smoky community. Just remember: You must be at least 21 to attend (unless stated otherwise) and have a valid doctors recommendation. Oh, and don’t medicate and drive!

Here’s the week through budding lenses:

Budtender BBQ, Pool Party & Poolside Movie:

This is the private event space for the Dr. D brand of cannabis and health products. Every week on either Wednesday or Thursday is the budtender bbq. You must prove that you are a budtender in the industry to get on the list. If you can do that, you’ll be granted a beautiful house with a pool and hot tub to use. There will be cozy chairs to lounge on poolside, light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Dispensary partners will be donating plenty of complimentary pre rolls, and a dab bar will be available to taste test. The movie of the evening will be Dumb and Dumber. What more could you want than a pool, snacks, cool people and a hilarious movie that everyone can quote?

When: Thursday, Oct. 12 at 5pm

Where: Address given to those who RSVP only.

Tickets: FREE! (Click here to RSVP)

Spooky Sesh:

Get ready to get lit and spooked. Also get ready to enjoy tacos, drinks and free smoke–all for $10. This is definitely the best bang for your buck if you live near or can get to Chatsworth and have no responsibilities to attend.

When: Friday, Oct 13 at 8pm

Where: 20748 Chatsworth Street,Los Angeles, CA 91311

Tickets: $10 (Click here for tickets)

Shook: Black POC Halloween Fest:

From 5-9 p.m. there will be a screening of the movies Tales From the Hood and Get Out.  From 9pm-2am is when it’s time to party. There will be a live music, art and 420 vendors. The vibe is ultra inclusive as the space is run by Black n’ POC Womyn, which seeks to centralize queer, trans, non-binary and conscious creative folks. Everyone is welcome but hate, racism and supremacy will not under any circumstances be tolerated.

When: Friday, Oct. 13 at 9pm

Where: 4402 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Tickets: FREE! (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, Oct. 13 at 7pm

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

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

Women Veterans Unconference

This three day women veterans retreat is designed to nourish the soul in all that feels good. There will be inspirational speakers, interactive learning, and one on one sessions held in a hotel setting that’s geared toward health and wellness. This event is the perfect place for lady vets to connect with their beautiful community and empower each other. Perhaps the most important element of this retreat is Saturday’s panel at 2pm called: “Women Veterans In a Growing Field.” The discussion is meant to open up the conversation to veterans who might not know or understand the benefits of cannabis for an array of common vet ailments, like PTSD, physical pain, depression, anxiety, etc. Speakers at that panel include OC’s Kristoffer Lewandowski, the president of Humboldt Solutions and who beat a life sentence in prison for less than six pot plants; Jason David, the CEO of Jayden’s Journey; and Heather Manus, from RN Cannabis Nurse Warriors. It will be a weekend of enlightenment indeed.

When: Friday Oct. 13-15 all day.

Where: Pacific Palms Resort Conference Center; 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City of Industry, CA 91744

Tickets: Prices vary (click here for info)

Untitled Prodigies

Bring your flowers and blunt wraps, and forget about the problems of the world for a little. Glide onto the dance floor with the effect of cannabis as your partner and enjoy the taste of delectable snacks to curb those munchies. The event will include crystal vendors, samples, LA’s underground hip hop and R&B performers, dancers, poets, food trucks with vegan options, live artists, photographers, drinks and good music. If you’re looking for a place to escape the chaos of the world– this is your refuge.

When: Friday, Oct 13. at 8pm

Where: Hitman Coffee Shop; 659 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets: $10 (Click here for tickets)

New Generation’s One Year Birthday Party

New Generation is turning one this Saturday! To celebrate their solar return, the licensed shop is having a massive vendor, food and socializing extravaganza. You can expect free samples, deals on your favorite in-store products, delectable grub to curb those incessant munchies and an all around good time. If you like having a good time and supporting your local licensed medical-cannabis shops, help them turn up this Saturday.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1pm

Where: New Generation; 3700 W Segerstrom Ave Suite A, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Tickets: FREE!

Exclusive Fall Cannabis Pop-Up Dinner

The best way to describe this dinner event is: one part BYOBud, one part medicated gourmet meal, one part social event, and a guaranteed good time for anyone with an open mind and an empty stomach. This culinary experience will elevate your taste buds to a higher level of indulgence. Dishes inspired by Elevated Cooking Oil, a new line of cooking oils that infuse THC with other popular favors such as garlic, lemon and habanero. Each course will be dosed with 5 to 20 MG of THC and evenly spaced about 30-40 apart to allow you time to feel the effects. Before each course our service staff will check in with you to see if you would like to continue with the dosage or take a break. The total amount of the entire meal is 100 MG of THC. Must be 21-years-old to attend.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6pm

Where: Chula Vista; Address given to ticket holders only

Tickets: $75 (Click here for tickets)

Cannabis 411: How To Build a Cannabis Business in California

Laws and regulations regarding marijuana businesses can get tricky. This Cannabis 411 seminar is here to give you all the facts and guidelines to legally starting your own canna-business. There will speakers, a chance to network and guidance on the toughest parts of regulation.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10am

Where: San Diego; Address given to ticket holders only

Tickets: $50 (Click here for tickets)

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