Networking, News Updates and Legal Panel Highlight Colorado Medical Pot Gatherings

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Two medical marijuana groups in Denver are holding meetings tonight as they attempt to bring the local pot community closer together and strengthen the industry as a whole.

The Medical Marijuana Industry Group, also known as MMIG, will focus on banking issues, legal updates and federal and state MMJ strategies at the organization’s monthly meeting. Irvin Rosenfeld, who in the early 1980s became the second patient to join the federal cannabis program and still receives marijuana from the government to this day, will also be on had to sign his book, “My Medicine.” The book signing runs from 5 to 6 p.m., while the official meeting is from 6:05 to 8 p.m. The event will be held in the second floor conference room at 1660 Lincoln Street. It costs $200 to become an informational member for one month, which includes access to the meeting.

The Medical Marijuana Business Alliance, a nonprofit industry trade group, is also hosting its monthly networking event tonight, featuring a panel discussion with local MMJ attorneys Lauren Davis, Warren Edson, Charles Houghton and Christian Sederberg. Additionally, Kerrie Badertscher of Otoké  Horticulture – which just became the first horticulture consultant/education vendor to receive approval from the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division – will conduct a presentation at the event. The topic: legal issues in horticulture. Several medical cannabis businesses will also be manning vendor booths. The event is specifically for industry professionals – rather than patients – and is free. Questions for the panel can be submitted in advance via this link, and you can RSVP here. The gathering will be held at Casselman’s Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut Street, in Denver. Networking starts at 6 p.m., followed by the official presentation and panel at 7:30 p.m.