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Cheeky Monkey™ at the 2017 Cannabis Classic

This year, Cheeky Monkey™ is extremely proud to sponsor the first ever Industry Awards night at one of our favorite cannabis industry events, the Cannabis Classic, this May 20-21st in Anchorage, Alaska!

Featuring the Industry Awards show, an exhibitors fair, and many social networking opportunities, the Cannabis Classic was created to provide a platform for cannabis breeders and growers to gain the due and proper recognition they deserve for their hard work, skills and talent. As a long-term standard for cannabis industry, Cheeky Monkey™ values the Cannabis Classic’s grassroots messaging and top-notch branding. Look for our logo featured on VIP lanyards, attendee handouts, and in this month’s Sensi Magazine.

We’re proud to have participated in past events, and are proud holders of multiple Cannabis Classic awards including: Best Booth, 2nd Place Edibles & Concentrates (2015), and Best Sativa, Best Concentrate, and Highest THC (2016). This year, we aim to broaden our reach in order to expand our marketing and ongoing plans for success, including funding our Chi Stick™ on IndieGoGo.

Come visit the Cheeky Monkey™ booth this year and say hi to our Chief Products Officer, Andrew Campbell, who will have plenty of Cheeky Monkey™ swag to hand out.

Look for our partner company, Alaska Thunder Skunk – also owned and operated by Andrew, who will be entering the competition with a variety of awesome cannabis products, and (depending on the venue’s rules, currently set at the Sullivan Arena) samples may or may not be available – vote for us!

 

National 420 Cannabis Events 2017

IMG_20170414_224845Welcome to another 420 week/month! Cannabis enthusiasts across the country have a ton of events to choose from this year. Celebrate April 20th and legal weed and check out all the best cannabis festivities happening around the country this week:

Colorado:

If you’re new to cannabis and/or planning a trip to the Mile-High State, you may want to check out Good to Know Colorado for local pot laws and helpful toker tips.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Performers include Method Man & Redman, Flatbush ZOMBiES with Curren$y, $uicideBoy$, Futuristic, RDGLDGRN, Afroman, and ProbCause. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

General admission tickets $45.00 online, $50.00 at the door

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Civic Center Park, Denver, CO

Denver’s annual 420 Rally is totally free to the public this year, so event organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout.The average annual turnout for the high holy holiday is around 50,000 attendees. Grammy award-winning rapper 2 Chainz will start at 2pm and lead the crowd to the 4:20 countdown.

420 Rally 10am-8pm
FREE concert starring 2 Chainz 2pm-6pm

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Doors open: 6:30 p.m./Show: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $64.95 online, $70 Door

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Denver, CO
Must be 21 or older

A multi-venue event featuring music, art, and comedy. The musical lineup includes Cut Chemist, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Blockhead, Magic Beans, Live Animals, Rusko, Dumpstaphunk, J Phlip of “Dirtybird Records,” and more.

Comedians slated to appear include Brent Gill, Pussy Bros, Timmi Lasley, Alex Falcone, and Billy Wayne Davis.

Glass artists, VJs, and live painters will be at venues across Denver.

One pass gets you into all venues, there will also be a two story marketplace in City Hall, comedy in the Living Room and many speakers and meet and greet opportunities.

Buy a ticket before April 20 for $42; Day of tickets are $50.
VIP/All Access Ticket: $75 (Backstage pass to all venues, schwag bag, Artist Meet and Greets): Only 200 available.

There’s more! See a full list of Colorado 420 events.

California
 

Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23, 2017
National Orange Show Center, San Bernardino, CA

The three-day schedule of performers includes: Trishes, OKIM, A$AP Ferg, Method Man & Redman, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Nas, Vic Mensa, The Game, Chief Ceef, Lit, and Wu-Tang Clan.

Seminars available include Cannabis Tinctures 101, Veterans: National Access, Future of Concentrates, Jobs in Cannabusiness, Legal Weed: How to Grow at Home, Professional Athletes in cannabis, and more.

Awards will be handed out on Sunday, April 23 @ 3:15pm.

Tickets: GA 1-Day Pass $55; GA 3-Day Pass $150; VIP 1-Day Pass $100; VIP 3-Day Pass $275; Super VIP Pass $420

Alaska

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Cannabis Classic is Alaska’s largest cannabis conference, competition, and trade show. The event isn’t actually until May, but their cannabis competitions are consumer-judged, so be sure to check out a list of voting locations while you’re stocking up for 420.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6pm
420 W. 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK
Door prizes, industry vendors, clothing, edibles, food, live music, and some of the best buds Alaska has to offer.

Potluck Events is a private cannabis club, so you’ll need to become a member to attend the event.
With a current membership, tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

Oregon

Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 2850 Rippling River Court, Bend, OR

Check out hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment and more in our amazing expo hall. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, Prop 91, and more.

Weekend Admission: $15

Massachusetts

Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Featuring 175+ local and national exhibitors, 100+ industry expert speakers, programming tracks on careers, investment, medical marijuana education and live demos, this is THE must-attend event for New Englanders, and anyone who wants to be a part of the fastest growing industry in the world!

See ticket and registration information here.

Washington, DC

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Festival Grounds are situated along the Anacostia River in Lot 6/7 of RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

National Cannabis Festival brings together activists, business owners and enthusiasts to celebrate the spirit of the movement while enjoying a full day of music, education sessions, wellness, art, activism, and culture.

Performers include Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Backyard Band, Kenyatta Hill (of Culture), Empresarios, Pinky Killacorn, and more.

Tickets: $35 General Admission, VIP Annual Membership $255 per ticket.

Recreational Marijuana Won’t Tax Nevada’s Budget

Nevada state regulators are confident that launching the recreational marijuana market won’t strain the state budget, in large part because they plan to use funds from the state’s medical marijuana program to offset startup costs.

Democratic state Sen. Tick Segerblom told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that up front costs include licensing and inspections of the new dispensaries.

Question 2, which legalized recreational marijuana sales in Nevada, was approved by voters in November. The ballot measure takes effect on January 1, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. The first retail shops are expected to open in 2018.

In fiscal year 2016, taxes from Nevada’s medical marijuana program raised $761,000, and $190,000 went to the health agency for administration of the program. The other $571,000 when to the public schools.

Segerblom said that to ensure a smooth rollout of recreational pot sales, he will propose to start such sales ahead of time using the medical marijuana dispensaries now in operation. This would give the Tax Department the time it needs to ensure the ballot measure is implemented without problems.

“The department is already working to develop temporary regulations,” said Deonne Contine, executive director of the Tax Department. “We intend to hold a public workshop very early in 2017 and then have our temporary regulations adopted so we can begin issuing licenses.”

In contrast, Massachusetts, which also approved recreation marijuana in November, is considering using the state’s rainy day fund to the tune of $30 million to implement the program by 2018, according to the Boston Globe. The money would be repaid from tax revenues generated by recreational cannabis sales.

National Cannabis Week Post 420 Wrap-Up

vancouver-420As National Cannabis Week (or “420” week), comes to an end we wanted to look back on one of the collectively biggest pro marijuana series of events in history! As widespread cannabis legalization and acceptance continues to grow every year (Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska already have full recreational laws), 2016 was no different featuring events around the world for pro cannabis rallies, social gatherings, competitions, smoke-outs and weddings.

Here’s a sampling of events that went on around the world:

Taking place at the Pot Luck Events Club, a private cannabis smoking and events club, Alaska’s 2nd Annual 420 Blaze fest was a huge success with cannabis aficionados catered by our own Chief Product Officer Andrew Campbell, also of Alaska Thunder Skunk and participating with his new strain of the month, Matanuska Thunder Monkey. Social events, product samplings, and a “best strain” competition took place with first place winning a trip to Amsterdam. Cheeky Monkey™ was in attendance to support a great example of legal cannabis bringing the Alaska community together.

Denver and many parts of Colorado had some of the largest events ever like the annual downtown smoke-out rally, the High Times Cannabis Cup Awards, 420 Eve on the Rocks a huge concert held at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, and hundreds of individual shop, grower, and celebrity events statewide.

In Vermont, students at the University of Vermont campus gathered to celebrate the event, and in New Hampshire, dozens of people smoked marijuana on the Statehouse lawn in Concord despite either state having no recreational / legalization laws.

In Nevada, which legalized medical cannabis use in 2013, many cannabis businesses celebrated enormous grand opening ceremonies, such as the Cannabis Chapel, which offered customers a pot-themed wedding package including a cannabis bouquet.

Internationally, this year the U.N. met to discuss descheduling marijuana as a dangerous drug worldwide, which let to many rallies in other countries as well: India, the Philippines, France, Germany and Portugal all have individual pro-cannabis marches and rallies. In Canada, looking to legalization nationwide in 2017, a hugely successful 420 rally was held in Vancouver in celebration of their country’s growing acceptance.

Overall, we see this as fantastic proof that cannabis is becoming more and more normalized across the world.

Happy 420 week all!

 

 

National “420” Cannabis Week Events

420-eventsWelcome to 4/20 national cannabis week! Nationwide, cannabis connoisseurs celebrate April 20th in what’s become the quintessential stoner holiday. Although theories as to the true origins of 420 range from the date that Jim Morrison (or Jimi Hendrix, or Janis Joplin) died, to the police radio code for smoking in progress, to the number of compounds in marijuana (there are 315)–the term 420 was actually coined by a group of California high school students in 1971, and popularized by the Grateful Dead. As cannabis becomes legalized in more states, expect annual 420 festivals to grow.

Here’s a roundup of 420 events happening around the country this week:

ALASKA:

420 Blaze (Anchorage, AK): The third state to legalize recreational marijuana, Alaska’s second annual 420 Blaze festival, brings together music, cannabis products and vendors, food, and prizes. Come join Cheeky Monkey™ CEO Johnny Furlong (also of the Musing Monkey Podcast) and President of Product Development, Andrew Campbell (also of Alaska Thunder Skunk and AK Hydro Gardens) at 420 Blaze!

Coming up May 14-15 is the Northwest Cannabis Classic, Alaska’s largest cannabis conference, competition, and trade show.

CALIFORNIA:

Cannabal Carnival
Los Angeles, CA, April 20
Visual artists will be on site sharing their craft, including: Envy Glass, Kif Glass, Sir Pyro Glass, Jow Glass, Rank Glass / Fisk Glass, Dame w/ Seventh Letter, Dioxide, Great White Hype, Storylocc, Sir @ LA, Bert Bacar Rat Rolling.
Vendors include:Leafly, 420 Times, Hitman Farms, Chalice, Kiva Confections, TKO Edibles, Auntie Dolores, Remedy Plus and more!

Doug Benson’s Countdown to 4/20
San Francisco, CA, April 19-20
A New Year’s Eve style countdown to 4/20.

Gathering at Hippie Hill
San Francisco, CA, April 20
Not completely legal, but totally a tradition, thousands of people show up for a giant smoke out on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park.

COLORADO:

Denver 420 Rally
Denver, CO Denver’s annual 420 rally was postponed this past Saturday because of wet, snowy weather. The event will be rescheduled (possibly for June), and musicians Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne are still set to perform. Although the rally was a bust, tons of events are still going on in Denver, including dispensary and grow facility tours, cannabis-infused dinners and cooking workshops, and cannabis-inspired art classes. Check out the Cannabist for a full calendar of events.

420 Eve on the Rocks
Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, April 20
Featuring live performances by: Method Man & Redman ft. Ghostface Killah & Raekwon (Live Band), Collie Buddz, Joey BadA$$, Stick Figure, Dizzy Wright, The Underachievers, Jarren Benton, Whiskey Blanket and Special Guests.

High Times Cannabis Cup & Awards Show
1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO, April 19
This year’s awards show features live performances by Cypress Hill, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Action Bronson, and Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption.

GEORGIA:

Sweetwater 420 Fest
Atlanta, GA, April 22-24
An unofficial weed event, officially billed as a celebration of craft beer, environmental awareness and a three-day music festival.

OREGON:

420 Party at Refuge
Portland, OR, April 20
Featuring live performances by: 1,000 Fuego’s, Mercedes, Two Planets Live, Myg Indamix and Talib Kweli.

420 Bus Tour: History of Marijuana in Oregon
Portland, OR April 20
Ride around in a Cascadia Cruiser and visit historic weed locations around the city. Sponsored by Kick Ass Oregon History, Base Camp Brewing Company and Collective Awakenings

WASHINGTON:

420 Fest
(Seattle, WA), April 20:
Hempfest Seattle Presents 420Fest @ Left Jet Studio
There will be food, fun, music, the making of hemp jewelry and a raffle to support incarcerated drug war victims.

 

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