Cannabis events in Ontario for October 2019

Published on October 1, 2019 · Last updated July 28, 2020
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Cannabis events in Ontario for October 2019

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

Anniversary parties, paint nights, and educational events are on tap in the province this month, so get your buds together and hit a few!

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Puff & Paint

When: October 11, 9 p.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1422 Main St E., Hamilton

Dope Chief hosts this paint night class to the tune of buds, hip hop, trap, and R&B presented by Foreign Waves Int. streetwear. Last month’s event sold out, so get your tix in advance!


Tweed Sessions: Let’s Talk Terpenes

When: October 11, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Tweed London, 1025 Wellington Rd., Unit A-2, London
Have you ever found yourself wondering “what are these terpenes I keep hearing about?” The answer is probably yes. Well lucky for you, the next Tweed Session will take you through everything you need to know about terpenes, from their names and profiles to their characteristics and origins.

Tweed’s 10.17 Celebration

When: October 17, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Tweed London, 1025 Wellington Rd., Unit A-2, London

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Stop in to Tweed’s London location to celebrate the first anniversary of legalization with food, entertainment, and yes… free stuff.

Ellementa London ON: CBD for Women’s Health

When: October 17, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: The Hive, 1350-1352 Wharncliffe Rd. S., London

Did you know that cannabis can affect women differently because of estrogen? Ellementa gathers this month to talk all things related to cramps, estrogen, and menopause through a canna-lens.

Smiths Falls

Tweed’s 10.17 Celebration

When: October 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Tweed Visitor Centre, 1 Hershey Dr., Smiths Falls

Spend Canada’s first anniversary of legalization learning about how cannabis grows from start to finish. Stop by the Tweed Visitor Centre in Smith Falls to take a tour of the grow facility and celebrate this major milestone in cannabis history. Guide tours leave every 30 minutes. Plus, look forward to an all-day munchie bar featuring birthday cake and candy!

Rolling Greens High Flyers Cup

When: October 20, 8:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Rolling Greens Golf Club, 551 Hwy 15, Smiths Falls

Spin, spin, sugar! Enter a monumental one-day frisbee golf tournament at the world’s first cannabis-themed 18-hole golf course! The tournament is open to players of various levels of experience from amateur to Pro Masters.


How Do I Use That? Cooking with Cannabis

When: October 3, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 136 Ontario St., Stratford

The prestigious Stratford Chef’s School Open Kitchen will cover all the bases when it comes to making delicious infused condiments for practically any dish, along with classic baked goods (mmm, brownies) that will impress your friends at your next dinner party. FYI, ingredients at the course will not be infused.


CUCCI Elevated Paint Night

When: October 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Rebel + Beauty, 1300 Bay St., Toronto

Women empowerment brand CUCCI invites Torontonians to ease into this cannabis and CBD influenced paint night. No need to bring your own paint gear, just your CUCCI!

Jokes & Tokes 4 Hope Comedy Fundraiser

When: October 12, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Vapor Central, 667 Yonge St., Toronto

Come out to Vape Central for a comedy fundraising event hosted by the cringiest GTA comedian of ’em all, Kevin Campbell, aka @CringeKev! Proceeds go towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The 2020 Cannabis Public Policy Conference

When: October 16, 17
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., Toronto

Scheduled for the anniversary of legalization in Canada, and partnered with Genome Canada, the conference will focus on a raft of core themes that address the most pressing Cannabis Policy issues. A-level guest speakers include Bruce Linton, Hon. Anne McLennan, Chuck Rifici (Chairman at Auxly, CEO at Nesta.Co, Chairman at National Access Cannabis), Dr. Mark Ware (Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth) and others.

Cannabis Comedy Festival: Legalized 2.0

When: October 17, Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Where: LIThuanian House, 1573 Bloor St., Toronto

Cannabis Comedy promises NO boring industry lectures, although you might learn a thing or two about smoking weed on this night. This month’s events features the hilarious Sirius XM’s Top Comic, superstar Chris Robinson.

Friendly Stranger’s 25th Anniversary: The Silver Doobilee

When: October 17, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 146 Ossington Ave., Toronto

Join the Friendly Stranger, Queen West’s iconic head shop, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary on the strip, serving the local cannabis community. Plus, this free event goes down on the first anniversary of recreational legalization in the country. Expect a wide range of entertainment, art, munchies, vibes, swag for the first 100 in, and more! 19+.

1 Year Cannabis Legalization Anniversary

When: October 18, 8 p.m.-midnight
Where: Vapor Central, 667 Yonge St., Toronto

Weedstagram416 and Vapor Central host this day-after legalization party promising live entertainment, giveaways, and more.

UCannAcademy: Extracted

When: October 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: East Tower, 130 Queens Quay East #4th floor, Toronto

This even discusses the anticipated regulatory changes coming with cannabis legalization 2.0, the day after those changes become law. Hear about the latest innovations in cannabis and speak directly with industry experts during this educational, business-focussed, and fully catered event.

Cooking with Cannabis Company: Vegan & Savoury Editions

When: October 19, vegan class: 9 a.m.-noon; savoury class: 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Where: 477 Richmond St. W, Toronto

Get beyond typical sweet tooth cannabis treats and make something fancy. Morning class will teach vegan recipes while the afternoon session focuses on savoury goodness.

Identifying Cannabis Lineages Workshop

When: October 25, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Vapor Central, 667 Yonge St., Toronto

Take the guesswork out of, err, guessing strains and stick it to poorly labeled government shop descriptions with an intro to the world of cannabis sommeliers.

Cannabis Wedding Expo

When: October 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E., Toronto

Wondering how to tastefully incorporate your love of cannabis into your wedding? This wedding expo will feature 50-plus vendors. Think: hemp wedding dress designers, mobile budtending businesses, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, and so many more “green” oriented businesses.

Ganja Yoga Series by LAF Society

When: October 30, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 401 Logan Ave., Toronto

Yogi Arija Celeste starts her two hour classes with Vinyasa Flow and winds down with Yin relaxation. Bring your smoke and take a puff at the end for an elevated Shivasana experience.


Blunt B.A.E. Rolling Party

When: October 17, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Brock St. Espresso, 131 Brock St. S, Whitby

Hey girl! Celebrate one year of legalization with a blunt rolling workshop night hosted by Jessica Fung of canna-lifestyle blog,

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