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Cannabis events in Alberta for October 2019

Published on October 1, 2019 · Last updated January 5, 2022
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Cannabis events in Alberta for October 2019

Albertans have some great cannabis events to look forward to this month as the country gears up for its first anniversary of recreational legalization.

Cannabis expos, ghost tours, and educational events are on tap for those seeking 420-friendly happenings in the province this October.

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GreenSpark (formerly CanExions) YYC Meetup

When: October 3, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: Barcelona Tavern (Upstairs), 501 8th Avenue SW, Calgary

GreenSpark, formerly known as Canexions, wants to bring together everyone from canna-enthusiasts to ambitious entrepreneurs to help the “budding industry flourish in Alberta.” Food is free, but business cards are not, so don’t forget to bring them!

Think Big: Your Brain on Cannabis

When: October 4, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Calgary Public Library, 800 3rd Street SE, Calgary

Jay Ingram, the delightful and brainy former host of Discovery.ca’s science talk show explains everything to do with cannabis and how it interacts with the body, at this free event!

Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 Course

When: October 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Hotel Arts, 119 12th Avenue SW, Calgary

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A one day crash course in becoming the envy of all your pot-connoisseur friends, the workshop is open to everyone from “citizen scientist” dabblers to those serious about advancing in the industry.

Calgary Hempfest Cannabis Expo + Hempfest Cup

When: October 11, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. and October 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Hempfest Cup: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.)

Where: Big Four Building, Stampede Park, 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary

It’s the great, big, cannabis social event of the year! Need we say more? Score deals, swag up the wazoo and face-to-face access to vendors like IncrediGROW, Dank Gas Medicinals, Wolf Grinders, and a whole lot more. HempFest Cannabis Cup judging is scheduled for Saturday night.

IMPACT Magazine’s Cannabis for Health and Wellness Event

When: October 15, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Arts, 119 12th Avenue SW, Calgary

Cannabis consuming jocks and athletes interested in the ups and downs of cannabis and performance are the intended audience for this talk from IMPACT Magazine. Panelists include reps from Sundial Growers, Experion Wellness, and Tokyo Smoke.

Leafly Live: Terp Talk

When: October 30, 5:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Grand, 608 1st Street SW, Calgary

We’re hosting an educational event for budtenders across Canada. Leafly Learn will make stops in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto to teach budtenders new ways to think about and recommend cannabis using Leafly’s Cannabis Guide. Budtenders will leave knowing how to recommend cannabis so their customers get the right product for their specific needs.


Cannabis Ghost Tour

When: October 13, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Where: Register for details, Edmonton

Scarf some Scooby snacks and get spooked like Shaggy and the gang on a haunted cannabis tour of Edmonton, hosted by Meet and Green.

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Jesse Ship
Jesse Ship
Jesse Ship is a Toronto-based journalist, creative writer, and social media professional with a youth culture bent towards all things groovy. His work has appeared in outlets such as The Toronto Star, Metro, Coachella Mag, Vice Thump, Huffington Post, BlogTO and many others. Published works have appeared in Fodor’s Travel Guides and SCI: The Jewish Comix Anthology Vol. 2 by AH Comics Inc.
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