Canton: Tuesday, Feb 25, 7:15 pm
Potsdam: Wednesday, Feb 26, 7:15 pm
Cannabis has been part of the pharmacopoeia for millennia. Only in the last 80 years, has it been demonized and effectively outlawed. Yet, in the face of criminalization, cannabis use persists. In this discussion, Ann McLaughlin, Certified Cannabis Caregiver, will explain new findings and what we know about the structure and function of over 100 cannabis compounds, known as "phytocannabinoids,” the role they play in maintaining homeostasis in humans and animals, and how they contribute to physiological, psychological, social, and behavioral effects. Come and get a glimpse of these exciting new discoveries.
Don’t Throw it Away! Recovering Energy from Food Waste
Canton: Tuesday, March 10, 7:15 pm
Potsdam: Wednesday, March 11, 7:15 pm
Did you know that about half of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away? In fact, food waste makes up more than 20% of our solid waste! Instead of throwing it away, food waste can be processed to recover important resources. Resource recovery programs use anaerobic digesters to convert organic wastes into biogas and fertilizer. Join Professors Stefan Grimberg and Jan DeWaters (Clarkson, Engineering) to explore options for our household waste, and hear about the ‘Food-to-Energy’ program happening at Canton Central School, in partnership with Clarkson and St. Lawrence County Cornell Cooperative Extension.