Colorado Symphony Links Up With Marijuana Industry


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DENVER — Saying it’s bring your own weed, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra will play a series of fundraising concerts sponsored by the state’s burgeoning pot industry.

Symphony CEO Jerome Kern told The Associated Press that the move was part of efforts to reach a broader audience. The state’s only full-time professional orchestra, like others across the country, has struggled with dwindling audiences and budget problems.

“The cannabis industry obviously opens the door even further to a younger, more diverse audience,” Kern said.

In return, he said, marijuana companies get “the legitimacy of being associated with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.”

Under state law, retail marijuana sales have been legal in Colorado since January. The first state to lift prohibition has seen hiccups, including questions about the safety of edible marijuana products and packaging and scrutiny by the federal government, which still considers marijuana dangerous and illegal. But Kern pointed to poll results released Monday that show 52 percent of Coloradans think marijuana legalization has been beneficial, and 67 percent disagree with the sentiment that legalization has “eroded the moral fiber” of people in the state.

Kern said he has heard complaints from at least one musician and from symphony supporters about the concerts dubbed: “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series.” The first three will feature small ensembles of symphony players at a downtown Denver gallery. The series culminates with a concert at Red Rocks, an amphitheater outside Denver where the symphony and pop and rock groups play.

“This is a cannabis-friendly event,” according to an events listing on the symphony’s Web site. “But cannabis will NOT be sold at this event; it’s strictly BYOC” — bring your own cannabis.

Jane West, whose Edible Events Co. is organizing the series, said concertgoers will be able to bring joints, as well as edibles or tinctures of marijuana, for personal use to the gallery and will be able to inhale in a separate smoking area there. Guests must be at least 21 and purchase $75 tickets in advance. Sponsors include Ideal 420 Soils, a company that claims its product “grows the highest quality marijuana.”

“We try to create upscale events where people can come and enjoy some cannabis just like they would a glass of wine,” said West, who has previously hosted similar marijuana events.

Read more at gazette.com/colorado-symphony-links-up-with-marijuana-industry/article/1519159#0qmCWI8yqMrtgSCT.99


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I have been to Red Rock Amphitheater, it is a beautiful place, at least it used to be. To think that God’s beautiful creation is being used as a place to bring evil to His people. God help us. God Bless, Memaw


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Maybe it’s more like enjoying God’s creation in God’s creation while listening to man’s creation.


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Classical music and pot…hmmmmm…

I’m sensing a new Woodstock on the horizon.
If only we could gather the old bands together! :slight_smile:

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And smoking the devil’s pot. Makes a lot of sense doesn’t it??? God Bless, Memaw


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“The cannabis industry obviously opens the door even further to a younger, more diverse audience,” Kern said.

gazette.com/colorado-symphony-links-up-with-marijuana-industry/article/1519159

Within the last month one study linked marijuana use and heart problems and another study linked marijuana use and brain abnormalities among young people and this is the substance that should be sponsored? The substance that is responsible for many young people people being addicted and having to seek treatment for?


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“The cannabis industry obviously opens the door even further to a younger, more diverse audience,” Kern said.

gazette.com/colorado-symphony-links-up-with-marijuana-industry/article/1519159

Within the last month one study linked marijuana use and heart problems and another study linked marijuana use and brain abnormalities among young people and this is the substance that should be sponsored? The substance that is responsible for many young people people being addicted and having to seek treatment for


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Actually, red rocks banns the use of marajuana and is in conflict with the Colo Symphony over this. The BYOP will be at another venue.


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Great, God Bless, Memaw


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I can’t imagine going to the Boston Symphony and that it would be BYOP or BYOA. Maybe that day is on the horizon and it will follow suit. Colorado seems to want to lead the charge on all this, make it respectable and acceptable. I don’t think alcohol has ever been allowed, but I could be wrong on this.

It is nice to say to people that they should maybe try and find a ride. Most people will drive.


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Our knucklehead Gov Hickenlooper…:mad:


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Marijuana is evil? Is tobacco evil?


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:smiley: :rotfl:


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I wonder if the contact high will send the symphony into improvisational jam mode. :smiley:


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Haven’t you noticed how these studies are quickly swept under the rug? No one wants anything to get in the way of their fun. I just wonder if the new generation of pot heads will be crying in 40 years for the government to pay for all of their health issues. Nothing surprises me anymore.


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Sigh, it used to be that political canidates were shunned for smoking pot … I’ll wager that in the future smoking pot will be a pre-requisite for election.


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Colo. was, if not the first, it was certainly one of the first states to legalize abortion and look where we are today. God help them and all of us. God Bless, Memaw


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