Cannabis: Some ideas for your April 20 celebration, and more 


Planning your 4/20?

With national Hooray for Hash Day coming up Monday, April 20, here are a few places to put your time and money. For instance, you could:

• Eat and party. Brother Luck Street Eats (1005 W. Colorado Ave., chefbrotherluck.com) will hold its innuendo-laden 420 Pop-Up Dinner at 6 that night. "We're gearing up to do really cool stuff," chef and owner Brother Luck tells the Indy, "like oxtail SpaghettiOs, and smoked quail, and we've definitely got some fun twists at the dinner."

Menu porn continues with dishes like octopus ramen, featuring char siu scallops, mushrooms and lemongrass; pork belly Doritos, with tomato jam; and a Colorado Brownie Cigar featuring cardamom duck, whipped lardo and Nutella.

"It's gonna be a crazy dinner," Luck says. "It's the first pop-up we've done since Alice in Wonderland, so [co-chef] Mark Henry and myself have really just, we're going to put our best foot forward on this one."

No food will be infused, but the $75 tickets — available at 420popup.eventbrite.com — include an after-party at Studio A64 (332 E. Colorado Ave., studioa64.com), a downtown cannabis social club.

• Shop and party. Pretty much every medical-marijuana center in town is running 4/20 specials. For example, Canna Meds Wellness Center (506 N. Chelton Road, cannamedswellnesscenter.com) will raffle off an Xbox One, with every $25 spent earning a ticket; Todays Health Care (multiple locations, todayshealthcaremeds.com) will sell $2.50 grams of house strains; and Dr. ReLeaf Inc. (2639 E. Willamette Ave., 635-0929) will offer top-shelf strains for $125 per ounce.

• Party and party. Speak Easy Vape Lounge (2508 E. Bijou St., speakeasycannabisclub.com) is planning an all-day 4/20 Block Party. "Come celebrate FREEDOM with all your friends ..." reads the Facebook event posting. "Fun, Games, Music, CELEBRATION!" Find the BowlWood Derby Championship, the Kara"Smokey" competition, and music from artists like Elephant Pajamas, Autonomous and T-Wreks. Tickets are $12.

Showing off Colorado (again)

CNN will premiere its latest look at the Colorado marijuana industry at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 19. High Profits features business owners Bryan Rogers and Caitlyn McGuire, who have a vision to build the most grandiose marijuana franchise in the state. Starting with a dispensary in Breckenridge, the couple intends to take the world by storm through entrepreneurship and expansion into other states.

The only catch? The federal government, of course, which still categorizes what they sell as a Schedule I substance with, ostensibly, no known medical uses. High Profits documents why, despite their desire to work within legal boundaries, having the business expand beyond Colorado looks daunting at best.


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