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We have two brilliant talks lined up for February! James Patton will give a unique and personal perspective on the science of diamond mining, and Ethan Russo will discuss the many complex compounds beyond THC that are found in cannabis.

Door fee is now sliding scale ($5 suggested), and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Union of Concerned Scientists and Got Green!

Thanks to our sponsors for making this possible: Hashtag Fremont, Pearl Extracts and spot.

James Patton: Diamond Mining 101

Valentine’s Day. Let’s say it went well. Let’s say it went really well. So…diamond ring, right? Except you’re a nerd, which means you know too many things, including about the diamond industry. Between the marketing scams, the price manipulation, and oh, right, the blood…you might want to try to come up with a better idea. Fortunately, that’s precisely what nerds do.

Come learn why you shouldn’t blow off Rocks for Jocks, how long fire ants can survive underwater, the finer points of dry county diplomacy, the symptoms of heat stroke, how to read a treasure map drawn on the back of an Econo Lodge receipt, the dental services offered at Sears, and how to run with the “better” idea:

“What if I just mine the m************ diamond myself?”

Dr. Ethan Russo: Making Cannabis Safer and Better
Most people are familiar with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, but it fact, it is a complex botanical medicine with over 100 cannabinoids and 200 terpenoids reported. We will discuss how various of these other components, particularly cannabidiol (CBD), can make cannabis safer, more effective for pain control and mood disorders, and even more enjoyable. Various delivery techniques and their pros and cons, and difficulties with the “legal” market in WA State with regards to pesticide contamination will also be addressed.

Music by Reverend Dollars

**FAQs**
High Dive
Tuesday, January 17th
Doors open at 6:30, talks start at 7:30
$5 suggested / 21+

Accessibility: There are no stairs to the venue’s entryways or bathrooms. Tables are at standing level, but there is open seating at the front of the stage. Please refrain from wearing scented products in consideration of attendees with allergies and sensitivities. Please message us if you have further questions, suggestions or concerns.

BYO food or order Red Star Taco Bar through the bar