On a warm spring evening in the tall attic of a Denver home, 30 adults gathered for a painting class. But this was no ordinary art lesson; beside brushes and paint palettes were pipes, bubblers, and rolling papers ready to be loaded up with Colorado bud.
This is Puff, Pass Paint, a series of classes designed to awaken the artist in everyone with a little help from cannabis. After Colorado fully legalized cannabis in 2012, Heidi Keyes saw a golden opportunity to combine her two greatest passions: cannabis and art. Wanting to provide a safe and creative place for people to explore both, she started up a painting class that would soon burst at the seams into several other states and across different creative arts.