Where: The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
718-817-8700 Price: $35
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Some 23 states, including New York, have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other conditions—while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this controversial plant, as Dr. Stephen Dahmer takes you through a brief history of the endocannabinoid system, its effects on the brain, its associated risks and disorders, and an overview of medical cannabis—today and in the future—in New York and across the United States.
Midtown Education Center (MDTN)
20 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036 (between 5th and 6th Avenues)