Kind Love Holiday Food Drive
It’s the holiday season again, time for good food, fun and a generous dose of giving to our beloved friends and neighbors in need! We believe a strong and united local community is the key to a thriving society and we ask that our customers bring any non-perishable food items through the month of December for 10% off any non-discounted item. Food items will be donated to Food Bank of the Rockies at the end of our drive January 1, 2017. We need your support to make this year-end effort count, please consider a donation today!
NORML’s 2nd Annual Holidaze Fundraiser
Free RSVP or VIP donation of $15 comes with a gift bag.
Please join us for Denver NORML’s 2nd Annual Holidaze fundraiser! This is not your typical fundraiser. This will be a casual, 21+ event, 420 friendly event infused with botanicals from start to finish. Enjoy amazing food and drinks including “mocktails” by Stillwater Tea, tasty terps by Evolab, an awesome silent auction with tons of options for holiday gifts, and live music by The Indigo Blue Band.
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Your generosity will ensure that we will have a successful local lobby day, allow us to lobby in Washington D.C. with National NORML and other chapters from across the country, and this would allow us to begin a campaign to eliminate cannabis drug testing from employers.
7:30-8:45pm Botanicals & Appetizers
8:45-10pm Entertainment & Prizes
Location: 2901 Walnut St., Denver CO 80205
Dress Code // Come as you are!
Food // Be prepared for some amazing dishes!
Drinks // Beer & wine and tasty mocktails by Stillwater Tea
Raffle // Every donation includes a raffle ticket to win the grand prize – a Magical Butter Machine!
Silent Auction // Be prepared to win amazing prizes that are sure to inspire.
Fund the Cause // Learn about the impactful things Denver NORML is doing and how you can help.
Featured Article: Kind Love’s Ganja Themed Holiday Gift Guide
Ah, the gift of weed. Even the anti-consumerism holiday scrooges among us can’t help but appreciate a slice of that green. Today we are spinning a cannabis twist on the ideal gifts for the more difficult of recipients on your Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/pagan festival Saturnalia gift list.
For your disapproving mother – Something high in CBD.
Lets face it, mom will never accept that her adult child is a cannabis user beyond circumstances of dire medical need so lets just keep the façade going and swing a high-CBD tincture her way. Its all the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the high! Because god forbid medicine actually feel good.
For the Trump supporter – Something strong.
Trump supporter, you’re sleepin. Luckily we’ve got a consciousness expanding drug for that.
For the Colorado native – Something soothing.
With all the recent newcomers to the state as of late, gone are the days of ambling across open lanes under the speed limit sans turn signal like the pre-green rush Denver days of old. Whether its wrapping their mind around the guy shooting the wrong direction down a one way, or getting tailgated by a truck with 395 horsepower of pure road rage, your Colorado friend will appreciate the gift of calm this holiday season.
For that family gathering you’re trying to avoid – An edible.
Hey, you deserve a little treat yourself, and what better way to face those holiday parties than to escape into your mind with 10mg of pure bliss! The sense of ease and enjoyment evoked by your hazy stupor will fully equip you to field the yearly round of probing personal questions from relatives and in-laws. Let’s face it you’re medicating with something that night, so sidestep the hangover and grab some ganja instead.
For the cannabis novice – NOT an edible.
We know that wide-eyed look of awe seen only on the face of the cannabis rookie entering a pot-shop for the first time. This is precisely the fella that will go back to his hotel room and eat a 100mg candy bar within the span of an hour wondering why effects haven’t set in, then proceed to spiral into a ten hour hazy nightmare. Lets slide this newbie some flower and save us all an over-publicized news story the next day.
Local Business Spotlight: Primal Therapeutics
A cannabis-infused massage is one of the most deeply soothing, relaxing and blissfully indulgent experiences one can enjoy. Massage is a healing tool that can and should be indulged by anyone, not only those seeking relief. Regular massage is the most loving gift you can offer your body and the benefits are many. Click here to read more about the benefits of cannabis infused massage!
We trust our friends at Primal Therapeutics, to deliver an exceptional cannabis infused massage every time. This local company uses hand-made oils and salves with high THC and CBD broad spectrum cannabinoid content for an enhanced therapeutic effect. Even better, Primal Therapeutics will send a licensed masseuse to your home for the convenience of enjoying a relaxing cannabis experience without the risks of driving under sedation or the hassle of navigating through traffic when commuting to a massage location.
As a special gift to you Primal Therapeutics is offering $25 off any one service this holiday season! Appointments can be conveniently booked online where you will find a range of services including Hot Oil Scalp Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy and your classic 60 minute, 75 minute, 90 minute, or two hour custom massage among other selections. Still looking for the perfect gift? A Primal Therapeutic gift card is one of the most healing gifts you can offer a loved one. Book an appointment today!
Industry News: 2016 Election Gains
Well, they pulled the Trump card on us this election. But fear not! Cannabis swept the polls and brought home some major victories on both the local and national front!
Cannabis consumers throughout the city of Denver are celebrating the recent passage of Initiated Ordinance 300. The four-year pilot program was able to gain approximately 53% approval from Denver voters and will allow public consumption of cannabis in certain designated areas. Business of all kinds, from café’s to yoga studios, may now apply for an annual or temporary permit to create over-21, bring-your-own cannabis consumption spaces on their premises. Currently it is being debated as to whether or not liquor license carrying establishments will be eligible for a permit due to concern over the enhanced impairment that can result from the combined consumption of cannabis and alcohol. All businesses who apply for a permit must gain the approval of a single business district or neighborhood group such as a city-registered neighborhood organization or business improvement district. The permits will allow for the creation of indoor spaces for vaping and edible consumption or alternatively outdoor spaces for cannabis smoking.
Currently twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Soon, three additional states will join their cohorts after the recent passing of medical marijuana programs in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota following the 2016 election. We saw many gains for the industry on a national level with the passing of recreational legalization efforts in California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine. The narrow victory in Maine is currently being contested and may result in an official recount. An unofficial tally of the measure shows 381,060 votes in support of Question 1 and 376,658 opposed with a margin of 4,402 votes, less than 1 percent.
Medical marijuana programs have also expanded to Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana. Florida and Arkansas are now the first states in the south to adopt full scale medical marijuana programs, a good indication of the changing tide in public opinion even in regions that have historically posed significant resistance to the medicinal herb. States that have gained access to both medical and recreational markets now include Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Massachusetts and tentatively Maine. Losses were few this election cycle. Only Arizona’s Proposition 205 recreational measure failed to gain sufficient public support. Measures in Michigan, Missouri and Oklahoma also did not make the 2016 ballot, with some slated to appear on a later ballot.
Trivia Q&A of the Month!
November Trivia Answer:
Q. How many states have legalized the use of Medical Marijuana?
A. Going into Tuesday’s election, a total of 25 states had already legalized medical marijuana, we added Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota and Montana bringing the total of Medical Marijuana states to 29. Congrats to this month’s winners!!
December Trivia Question:
Q. Which famous American scientist was known to advocate for cannabis use under the pseudonym “Mr. X”?
*The first three to submit a correct answer will receive a half-priced eighth of their choice! Please submit your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject title “TRIVIA” for a chance to win.