Can you believe February is already over? Time flies when you’re watching rain turn into snow turn into hail turn into sunny skies over and over. We’re not expecting the weather to warm up this month, but there are still tons of reasons to get out and be social in March. Here are some of our favorite events going on this month:
March 1 - Weed School: Leaves of Grass @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session! Leaves of Grass will be in-store from 4-7pm to talk about their smooth and affordable sungrown buds. All Leaves of Grass products are 20% OFF ALL DAY!
March 1-4 - Emerald City Comic Con 2018 @ Washington State Convention Center
Put out the bat signal and grab your spandex, because it’s time for Emerald City Comic Con! The yearly celebration of all things pop culture will be held at the Washington State Convention Center; if you can’t get in this year, it’s still worth the trip downtown for the people watching opportunities.
March 7 - Meditation with Cats @ Neko Cafe
Why should you try yoga and meditation exercises in a room full of cats? According to the Neko Cafe’s website, “kitties are naturally intuitive creatures who, just by being themselves, help cut through our emotional armor. Meditating with them helps us tap into a deeper more tender emotional space.” Or, more likely they’ll just lay on your yoga mat the second you put it down.
March 7 - That’s Debatable: Amazon is Good For Seattle @ SIFF Cinema Egyptian
The topic of whether or not Amazon is “good” for Seattle has been hotly debated among city residents for several years now. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it’ll be interesting to watch mayoral candidates Cary Moon & Nikkita Oliver arguing against Amazon, and former deputy mayor Maud Daudon & Paul Guppy [of the Washington Policy Center] argue in favor.
March 7 - Anthony Jeselnik @ The Moore Theater
Emmy-nominated comedian Anthony Jeselnik is one witty, morbid dude who takes dark comedy to a whole new level. Considering his 2015 Netflix special was entitled “Thoughts and Prayers,” we can only imagine what sort of sick jokes he’ll make about American life in 2018.
March 8 - Weed School: X-tracted Laboratories (aka Refine Seattle) @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session! The dab connoisseurs of X-tracted Laboratories (aka Refine Seattle) will be in the shop to talk about their high end hydrocarbon extraction methods. All X-tracted products are 20% OFF ALL DAY!
March 9 - Lorde & Run The Jewels @ Key Arena
I’m not sure how much overlap there is between fans of pop singer Lorde and fans of hip hop duo Run The Jewels, but there must have been enough of an intersection for both acts to be like, “yeah, we should tour together! That totally makes sense!” In any case, both acts are sure to draw a huge crowd in Seattle.
March 10 - Bourbon & Baconfest @ Seattle Design Center
This sold out event features tastings from bourbon distilleries across the country, as well as samples of pork products from local restaurants. Seeing as all the tickets are gone, you’re probably better off staying home with a pack of bacon, a bottle of Jack, and a bongful of Washington’s best.
March 15 - Weed School: Top Shelf @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session! The team from Top Shelf will be in the shop from 4-7pm to talk about their flavorful buds and distillate vape cartridges. All Top Shelf products are 20% OFF ALL DAY!
March 15-31 - Moisture Festival @ Hale's Palladium
A great man once said, “moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.” Though the Moisture Festival doesn’t have anything to do with water or skin care or anything else you might expect from the name... so I guess that quote doesn’t really apply here. Anyway, the Moisture Festival is a variety show featuring bizarre and often humorous talents; the earlier shows can be considered “family friendly,” and there are cabaret performances for the late night crowd.
March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day
Find a rainbow for a pot of gold…en pineapple! St. Patty’s is on a Saturday this year, so wether you plan to imbibe or not, stop by our shop and pick up something green.
March 19 - Free State Parks Day
Entry to Washington state parks is free on Monday, March 19 (no Discover Pass required), so ditch work and get some fresh air! As a reminder, you can’t legally smoke pot in a state park if you’re in public view, but you can totally toke up, "within the confines of your own tent or RV,” according to Toni Droscher, a spokeswoman for the state parks commission. She also added that you can’t smoke, “in a state-park-owned yurt or cabin or platform tent,” so make good choices out there!
March 21 - How To Apply for a Job with Conviction History @ Central Library
Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced that Seattle will be erasing misdemeanor marijuana convictions from peoples’ records as part of an effort to undo the damage caused by the War on Drugs. While these folks won’t need to hire a lawyer or go to court to benefit from this new policy, hundreds of other Washingtonians previously convicted of drug possession will continue to have trouble applying to well-paying jobs; if you or someone you care about falls into that category, don’t miss this free workshop at central library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
March 22 - Weed School: Virginia Company @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session! The pros from Virginia Company will be in the shop from 4-7pm to talk about their aeroponic cultivation technique. All Virginia Company buds and prerolls will be 20% OFF ALL DAY!
March 23 - Pussy Riot @ The Vera Project
Pussy Riot is coming to town! Famously charged with “hooliganism” in their home country of Russia after they performed a song critical of Vladimir Putin inside of a church, the feminist protest punk group will be performing songs like “Kill the Sexist” and “Make America Great Again” in their signature ski masks. The concert just sold out as of this writing, so look for me outside The Vera Project (I’ll be the bearded dude with the cardboard sign that says “Need Pussy Riot Tix”).
March 29 - Seattle Mariners vs Cleveland Indians @ Safeco Field
The Mariners are playing the Cleaveland Indians for their season opener. My sports acumen hasn’t improved much since last season, so I asked our Inventory Manager & resident baseball expert Luke Short what his thoughts were on the pairing: from what I hear, this may be a painful game for Seattleites to watch, but "it’s still anyone’s game." So I guess Mariners fans ought to keep some joints handy whether it’s for celebration or commiseration.
March 29 - Weed School: Botanica Seattle @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session! The folks behind Spot brand edibles will be in the shop from 4-7pm to chat about their delicious fruit chews, chocolates, and brownies. All Spot products are 20% OFF ALL DAY!
March 30 - Sakura-Con @ Washington State Convention Center
If Emerald City Comic Con was too broad and too Americentric for your tastes, then come back to the Washington State Convention Center at the end of the month for Sakura-Con! Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Hot tip: if at any point you need to cut a conversation short, just tell the other guy that you LOVE the Netflix version of Death Note, then run away before their face explodes.
That’s all for March. Check back next month for our April event picks!
Article by Ramsey Doudar; an in-house marketing and social media strategist at Herbn Elements. Ramsey's perspective is influenced by 1.5 years of budtending, 5 years as a cannabis industry marketing professional, and 10+ years of being a super picky medical patient.