Go green: 11 ways to celebrate cannabis legalization in Vancouver

Oct 15 2018, 11:29 pm

Legalization just ONE DAY away, so we’ve put together a list of the top cannabis-related events happening around Greater Vancouver over the next few weeks. 

Whether you’re hoping to learn more about cannabis and the new legislation, or just looking to celebrate this massive milestone in Canadian history, these events around the city will help you get informed, celebrate, and meet some of the movers and shakers that are shaping this evolving industry.   

CannTrust’s Street Activation

What: CannTrust is hosting a series of pop-ups around the city for each of its recreational brands. Street teams will be handing out goodies to help celebrate the day.

liiv: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Burrard and West Georgia

Synr.g4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Robson Square

Xscape: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – The Granville and Smithe

Legalization is a lie!

What: As cannabis prohibition protest taking place at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Event organizers are encouraging attendees to “bring your signs, flags, cameras, and of course your joints!” and voice their thoughts on the Cannabis Act.

When: Wednesday, October 17

Time: 12:00 – 5 pm

Where: Robson Square — 800 Robson Street

Tickets: FREE, RSVP via Facebook

420 Meditation LIV

What: Celebrate legalization in the comfort of your own home by tuning in to Vancouver Real on Facebook live. Presented by Infinite Life: Cannabis-Friendly Mediation Coaching (420 Meditation) learn how to manage anxiety and transform your mind through guided, cannabis-friendly meditation.

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Broadcasting LIVE on Vancouver Real’s Facebook page.

Tickets: FREE, register via Eventbrite for exclusive promotions

HIGH TEA Featuring Cypress Hill

What: Featuring Cypress Hill with special guests DJ Kookum & DJ Marvel, come down to Fortune Sound Club to help ring in the first day of legalization.

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 9 pm – 1 am

Where: Fortune Sound Club, 147 E Pender St, Vancouver

Tickets: FREE, RSVP via Ticketweb

ILEA Educates: How Cannabis Will Affect the Event Industry

What: Join ILEA Vancouver for a panel discussion on how the newly rolled out cannabis regulations will impact the event industry. Appetizers will be provided, courtesy of Stanley Park Pavilion.   

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 5:30 – 8 pm

Where: Stanley Park Pavilion – 610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver

Tickets: $39 for ILEA members, $59 for non-members. Register and purchase tickets here

The Gateway Show

What: Billy Anderson presents The Gateway Show. Watch four comedians as they perform their best sets, go off-stage to get super high, and come back on-stage to attempt another set while completely stoned.

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 8 – 9:30 pm

Where: Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings, Vancouver

Tickets: $12, purchase via Ticketfly

Legally Green: The Little Book of Cannabis Book Launch & Celebration

What: Award-winning Vancouver journalist Amanda Siebert is celebrating the release of her inaugural book The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life. Hosted by Blum & Grow, the event will feature a book reading and signing, as well as appearances from experts in the book.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Where: TBA

Tickets: $5 available here. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Cannabis Amnesty

Legalization—One week in: A panel of experts reflect on the federal changes to cannabis policy

What: Hosted by the BC Independent Cannabis Association, attend the post-legalization discussion around the progress of legalization in BC, and reflect on how the first week of the new legislation has gone.    

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Where: Wilson School of Design at KPU, 5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond

Tickets: FREE, RSVP via Facebook

420 Farmers’ Market

What: Previously hosted at the Vancouver Art Gallery, this year’s 420 Farmers’ Market will take place at Thornton Park. Hosted by Amy’s Baked Treats & The Rad Scientist, this event is free for vendors and visitors alike!

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 10 am – 7 pm

Where: Thornton Park, 1166 Main Street, Vancouver

Tickets: FREE, RSVP via Facebook

Cannabis Professionals Unite

What: With the recent changes happening in our community, it’s time to start making connections with the big players in Vancouver’s cannabis industry. To make sure you’re up to speed on your cannabis knowledge, TalentBud is hosting a crash course in Cannabis, lead by CannaReps. Learn important key terms and industry knowledge, and mingle with like-minded, cannabis-friendly professionals.

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time: 5:45 – 8 pm

Where: Elevator Strategy, 16 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver

Tickets: $20 via Eventbrite, or $25 at the door

Cannabis – what’s going on?

What: The Forum For Dialogue & Learning is bringing together an expert panel of industry specialists to discuss the legislation of cannabis and the impact these new changes will have on our city. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a facilitated Q&A session with the panel.

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Where: West Vancouver Community Centre, Music Hall (Parkade level), 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tickets: FREE, register online via Eventbrite

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