Several MMJ Events, Meetings in Pipeline for August

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After a flurry of gatherings in late spring, the Colorado medical marijuana community has been relatively quiet on the event front. Blame it on the July 1 compliance deadline – which had dispensaries scrambling to meet new regulations – and the summer break for lawmakers, when advocacy efforts die down as well.

Now activity is starting to pick up again. After last week’s Act4Colorado meeting with state medical marijuana auditors and an all-day gathering today for dispensary owners, there are several more events on tap for August:

– Aug. 17: The Cannabis Therapy Institute is hosting a live telephone seminar with attorney Adam Mayo on forming a medical marijuana patient collective. The patient collective business model is being touted as an alternative to dispensaries, offering both owners and patients more protection from law enforcement. It starts at 7 p.m. mountain time and cost $49. For more information or to register, check out this link.

– Aug. 25: and CNC Marketing Group will hold their Medical Marijuana B2B Monthly Networking Event from 6-9 p.m. at Loews Denver Hotel. The gathering brings together dispensaries, growers and caregivers. It is free, but you must be invited. I’m not sure how to do that, but try registering on the website and then asking for an invitation.

– Aug. 30: The Medical Marijuana Industry Group will hold its next meeting from 5:45-8 p.m. in the second floor conference room at 1660 Lincoln Street. Organizers will provide a legislative update and lobbyists will be on hand to take questions from attendees. You must be an informational member – which costs $200 a month – to attend.

If you are planning an upcoming medical marijuana event in Colorado or any other state please drop me a line and I’ll try to mention it in this blog.