Here’s a roundup of cannabis events coming to California

Here’s your roundup of cannabis events coming soon across the Golden State.

Class on growing organic cannabis at home

Colum Riley and Randy Ritchie, founders of Malibu Compost, will give a presentation on organic cannabis cultivation for small commercial producers and home growers at a Bay Area garden supply store.  The class will cover cultivation from the ground up, including tips on soil mixing, top-dressing, how to organically tackle pest issues and more.

• When: 10 a.m. to noon March 31
• Where: LYNGSØ Garden Materials Inc. at 345 Shoreway Road, San Carlos
• How much: Free
• More information and tickets:

420 Games return to Los Angeles

Zo Farooqui places a bib on Armand Begay at the start of the 420 Games at the Santa Monica Pier on April 1, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

The 420 Games are returning to Santa Monica and expanding to two days, with a couple thousand people expected to pack the pier for the race, festival and after party that follows. Runners are known to wear weed-themed costumes, and there will be a finish line “village” packed with cannabis industry vendors, live music, performances by professional BMX riders, a beer garden and more.

Read more about how the event got started and the serious message that inspired the fun.

• When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1
• Where: Santa Monica Pier and Venice Skate Bowl
• How much: Free to join 4:20 race, $20-$50 for village and after party entrance
• More information and tickets:

Cannabis-fueled painting classes

Puff, Pass and Paint regularly offers painting classes in several California locations where students can consume cannabis products while a professional artist guides them through creating different works. Students must bring their own cannabis, but all art supplies are provided. Some locations also have occasional pottery and cooking classes.

• When: Various times and dates
• Where: Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento and Oakland
• How much: Around $50
• More information and tickets:

Yoga class incorporates hemp oil

Pondering how to incorporate hemp oil into your wellness practice in a new way? Karen Cristy, owner of GGIW Yoga, aims to help clients experience yoga on a deeper, more blissful level by adding the benefits of non-psychoactive hemp oil. Cristy says the practice can help bring the mind, body and soul in balance. No yoga experience is needed and all supplies are included.

• When: 7 p.m. most Thursdays
• Where: GGIW Yoga at 24610 Narbonne Ave., Lomita
• How much: $15
• More information and tickets:

Cannabis film festival coming to Palm Springs

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is putting together a film festival, conveniently timed around the 420 marijuana holiday. The Palm Springs Film Festival & Summit will include film screenings, panel discussions, educational programs and social events such as yoga classes. And they’re accepting submissions for documentaries, feature films and shorts now.

• When: 8 a.m. April 17 to 8 p.m. April 22
• Where: Camelot Theatres at 2300 E Baristo Road, Palm Springs
• How much: From $15 for a one-day pass to $249 for full weekend access
• More information and tickets:

Know about a cannabis-themed event coming soon to California? Email and we may include the event in a future post.