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Highbrow Happenings

Apr 07, 2017 10:01AM, Published by Randy Robinson , Categories: Cannabis News, Lifestyle




It’s April, so it’s that time of year when the cannabis community comes together to celebrate its annual, unofficially official holiday, 4/20. That means mad sales, swag giveaways, cannabis competitions, and more pot-themed rap and rock concerts than you can shake a spliff at. However, you, the Sensi reader, may be in the mood for something different. Luckily, you’re in the Centennial State, and if there’s one thing Coloradans have mastered, it’s fusing cannabis with—well—just about everything.

This guide isn’t definitive, but it includes several low-key, highbrow alternatives to the typical cannabis celebrations you’ll find this year. Remember: be responsible, be safe, and most of all, have a ton of fun.

LIT ON LIT
AN ENLIGHTENED WRITING CLASS
Perhaps we’re a little biased here at Sensi, but a writing workshop on weed? Awesome.
Hosted by Puff, Pass, and Paint and Denver’s Suspect Press literature company, Lit on Lit brings writers together with local, published fiction authors Daniel Landes, Amanda Eike Koehler, and Josiah Hesse.

If you’re currently struggling with a spell of writer’s block, or if you’d just like to bounce some ideas around a brainstorming session with like-minded folks, feel free to pull up a seat, spark up some herb, and put your pen to paper.

2087 S. GRANT ST., DENVER // PUFFPASSANDPAINT.COM

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CANNABIS COOKING CLASS
EDUCATION FOR ELEVATED ENTRÉES
People come from all over the world to visit Colorado and sample our cannabis-infused foods. However, you may be surprised to learn how easy it is to make edibles yourself.

This cannabis cooking class is held at the Stir Cooking School near the heart of Highlands, just a stoner’s throw away from downtown Denver. They’ll show you how to make raw cannabis oil, then walk you through the steps to compose a series of gourmet dishes. If all goes well—and it always
does—you’ll barely taste the cannabis.

STIR COOKING SCHOOL
3215 ZUNI ST., DENVER // 866.601.0420

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MEMBERS ONLY
SUMMIT RECREATIONAL RETREAT
Billed as Colorado’s first members-only cannabis-focused upscale retreat, this local getaway even staffs a cannabis concierge to help you navigate the legal landscape. Lifetime membership is just $29, and it’s included in the price of the daytime escapes, which run about $100 per person. The space offers a luxe lounge complete with fireplaces, a Jacuzzi, refreshments, and a Bliss Bar with a Volcano Vaporizer and electric nail dab rig. Upgrade your stay with cannabis oil massages, private local tours, or even a cannabis workshop.

There’s also a special master suite available for overnight accommodations.

SUMMITRECREATIONALRETREAT.COM

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HAUTE CUISINE
THE MUNCHIES GET A MAKEOVER
If you’d prefer someone else do the cooking for you—say, some of the most esteemed culinary artists in the country—look to the Mason Jar Event Group. Each cannabis-pairing dinner takes guests to a luxurious location, with gourmet meals served in unmatched settings.

MASONJAREVENTGROUP.COM

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MASSAGE: RELAXING RUB DOWN
EDUCATION FOR ELEVATED ENTRÉES
According to the American Message Therapy Association, half of all massage customers undergo sessions to treat pain or muscle stiffness. In Colorado, over 90 percent of registered medical marijuana patients hold red cards for chronic pain. Studies show the plant can reduce inflammation, dampen pain, and restore strength to bones and joints, so it makes sense to couple cannabis-assisted elevation with some hands-on relaxation.

There are more cannabis-friendly massage clinics around than we could list, but here are a few businesses that feature cannabinoid-infused lotions during your massage.

PRIMAL WELLNESS
They don’t have a website but you can find them on Facebook.
1500 W. HAMPDEN AVE., SUITE 3K,
ENGLEWOOD // 303.731.0425

PRIMAL THERAPEUTICS
Masseuses from Primal Therapeutics always come to you (Denver Metro only).
CANNABISMASSAGECOLORADO.COM

LODO MASSAGE STUDIO
There are two locations, one in RiNo, one in the Highlands.
LODOMASSAGESTUDIO.COM

SERENITY SPA & SALON
This wellness retreat in Keystone offers the cannabis herbal massage to patrons 21 and older.
SERENITYCOLORADO.COM

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YOGA: EXPAND YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS
EDUCATION FOR ELEVATED ENTRÉES
If it seems like there are just as many yoga studios in the Denver area as there are cannabis stores, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. Scarborough USA+, a consumer research firm under Nielsen Holdings—the same company that measures our TV viewership ratings—places Denver as the US city with the most yoga practitioners by percentage of population.

In fact, Colorado is still ranked No. 1 in physical activity, crowned as the least obese state by the CDC. We also have the lowest diabetes rate and the second lowest rate of hypertension, and our residents’ interest in yoga likely has a big part in that.

With yoga being the most popular and the fastest growing natural health trend in America, it makes perfect sense to pair up this ancient lifestyle with cannabis. It’s not a new pairing, either. Yoga originated in India thousands of years ago, and sacred texts describe not only yogis, but the Hindu god, Shiva himself, smoking, drinking, and topically applying cannabis.

It’s no surprise, then, that to list every cannabis-themed yoga activity here would be too exhaustive. Even Mason Jar Event Group has a yoga-and-cannabis-paired brunch series.

Here are a few other liberating spots to get you limber:

TWISTED SISTER
A private, BYOB (as in bud) ganja yoga retreat.
TWISTEDSISTERYOGA.EVENTBRITE.COM

MARIJUASANA
BYOB, or enjoy CBD tea and vaporizers provided.
MARIJUASANA.COM

420 YOGA RETREAT
Located at Aspen Canyon Ranch, close to elevated mountain trails and hot springs.
420YOGARETREATS.COM



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