13 cannabis events happening in Vancouver this October

Oct 1 2019, 2:29 pm

The seasons have officially turned over a new leaf with shorter days and cooler temps.

Don’t despair, dear Vancouverites. While we may have resigned to six months of rain, these upcoming cannabis events provide a little ray of light to get you out and about in the world.

And for more things happening around town be sure to check out the Daily Hive events section.

All cannabis events are 19+.

Thursday, October 3

Mental Health for (Cannabis and Non-Cannabis) Entrepreneurs 

What: Brought to you by Informed High and the Co Social, this course is geared toward entrepreneurs to help them develop practical tools and gather resources to help improve work-life balance, at both the personal and organizational levels. Learn how being clear on core values can provide the “glue” to coping and thriving as a cannapreneur, as well to avoid overwork and burnout, and develop resilience in the face of stress and adversity.

When: Thursday, October 3
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Conscious Lab – 200-422 Richards Street
Tickets: Free, register online

Friday, October 4

An Evening with John Conroy

What: The BC Independent Cannabis Association is hosting a fireside chat with famed cannabis lawyer John Conroy. Conroy has been active as a medical cannabis advocate and lawyer since the 1970s and has worked on high-profile cases such as Allard and Smith. This evening will be a chance to learn about cannabis legalization in Canada from one of the people who has been instrumental to its inception.

When: Friday, October 4
Time: 7 to 9 pm, doors open at 6 pm
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley Campus – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley City, West Building Auditorium
Tickets: Free

Saturday, October 5

Chocolate Edibles Workshop

What: Living Lotus is partnering with Phytochem Consulting for a chocolate edibles workshop. Learn how to make high-quality chocolates infused with cannabis at this 3-hour course using cannabidiol (CBD) and premium ingredients.

This class will also be offered on October 26 at the same time and location.

When: Saturday, October 5
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Living Lotus Kitchen inside MakersLab – 780 East Cordova Street
Tickets: Tickets are available online for $199.99

Monday, October 7

DOSED Documentary Premiere

What: Filmed in Vancouver, DOSED is an award-winning and controversial documentary about using illegal psychedelics to overcome depression, PTSD, anxiety, and addiction.

After the movie, there will be an in-depth question and answer period with Paul Stamets, Dennis McKenna and other heavyweights of the psychedelic research, and healing community.

When: Monday, October 7
Time: Doors open at 4:30 pm for VIP ticket holders and 5:30 pm for GA
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St
Tickets: Tickets are available online starting at $24.99

Wednesday, October 9

Are You a Cannabis Brain?

What: Join Pick My Brain’s CEO Maxine Cunningham and Cannabis Librarian Mary J for a fun and informative session to learn how your cannabis knowledge can add value to a global marketplace.

Pick My Brain enables experts to package their time, knowledge and experience in order to bring value to the market.

When: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where:i-Training Studio – 208-2520 Ontario St
Tickets: Free. Register online here.

Friday, October 11

An Exploration of Cannabis Vaporizers 

What: Join TRUE FACT Cannabis for a detailed exploration of cannabis vaporizers. This education event includes product demonstrations, a product showcase, and tips and tricks for maintaining your devices.

When: Friday, October 11
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: 214-268 Keefer St
Tickets: Available online for $25

Saturday, October 12

Nature Walk with Cannabis 

What: Join cannabis consultant Mary J for a guided nature walk to learn how you can microdose cannabis to heighten your senses, reconnect with nature, and turn that grimace into a grin.

This event is also taking place on October 26 at the same time and location.

When: Saturday, October 12
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Lost Lagoon – Alberni and Chilco
Tickets: Available online  for $60

Tuesday, October 15

Cannabis Safe Serve

What: Cannabis Safe Serve is a focused workshop on the fundamentals of the endocannabinoid system to provide you with the knowledge to guide your customers through the wording of the Cannabis Act for safe and effective sales. We address ratios and dosages based on packaging and the legal dynamics of what and what you cannot say in your work at a licensed cannabis retailer. This workshop prepares you for attaining your CSS Accreditation with the Endocannabinoid Association of Canada.

When: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 12 to 4
Where: i-Training STUDIO – 208-2520 Ontario Street
Tickets: Available online for $349

Wednesday, October 16

Root to Rise: Yoga and Meditation for Entrepreneurs 

What: Root to Rise is a yoga and meditation practice designed by Root Creative to serve the entrepreneur community. This express session will consist of 40 minutes of yoga led by seasoned instructor Steve Fazzari. A 20-minute meditation led by husband and wife duo Larry and Teodora Li will follow. Attendees are invited to consume before the practice and can further their relaxation with tea after class.

When: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 6 to 7 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Conscious Lab – 200-422 Richards Street
Tickets: Available online for $35

Saturday, October 19

Moms in the Garden

What: Explore the dialogue around cannabis and its effect on a mother’s health and wellbeing, from mental health, the impact of judgment and social perceptions to everyday situations. This event brings together a panel of women in different stages of motherhood who advocate from their own experiences and share their challenges, resources, and support.

When: Saturday, October 19
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Hervana – 506-595 Howe Street
Tickets: Available online starting at $35

Wednesday, October 23

ECS Fundamentals 

What: ECS Education is the missing link in understanding Endocrine dysfunction. This course provides cannabis education that will shed light on the dynamics of the endocannabinoid and endocrine systems and how they synergistically provide us with quality of life as we age.

When: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: i-Training STUDIO – 208-2520 Ontario Street
Tickets: Available online for $199

Thursday, October 24

Conscious Cannabis: Microdosing with Mary J

What: Beginning with a presentation on existing stereotypes about cannabis, this event explores how cannabis got its reputation, busts common cannabis myths and examines how society is shifting its perspective. Attendees will also learn about cannabis microdosing and its potential benefits.

When: Thursday, October 24
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Conscious Lab – 200-422 Richards Street
Tickets: Available online for $25

Thursday, October 31

SeC Halloween Party

What:  This Halloween spectacular is all about spooky good times with lots of entertainment and over $5000 in giveaways.

The event includes green market vendors,  bar service (alcohol and infusions), food truck, tarot reading, DJs, Go-Go dancers, a glass blowing show, karaoke and more.

The venue is indoor flower friendly & stocked with all the needed accessories.

Dressing up is encouraged, but not mandatory.

When: Thursday, October 31
Time: 7  pm to 2 am
Where: Location will be disclosed to ticket holders
Tickets: Available online starting at $50

This list is curated by Root Creative, a content marketing and brand agency in the cannabis space.