SCIENCE CAFÉ

Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.

CLEARING THE SMOKE: The Science of Cannabis

New Mexico is among 23 states that have enacted laws that allow comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs. While the benefits of cannabis as medicine are still being uncovered, it is believed that the plant’s chemical compounds act on the brain and the body to potentially treat ailments ranging from cancer to seizures and chronic pain.

Come to the September New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of PBS NewsHour and join in a discussion with Dr. Steve Jenison, Medical Advisory Board Chair of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. Jenison will provide an expert overview of the clinical and practical therapeutic potential of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system.

  • Speakers: Dr. Steve Jenison, Medical Advisory Board Chair of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program
  • Date: Saturday, September 26
  • Time: 10:00am - 12noon
  • Location: New Mexico PBS Studios 1130 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Admission is FREE but a Reservation is Required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston: 277-2396 or Online.

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