These are not your typical events around art, culture, law, politics, and technology because we address these issues within the context of the cannabis/marijuana community. Counterculture icons will speak alongside political heavyweights and policy makers alike. Networking will be encouraged, connections will be made, and policies changed because of the events we hold. Events may have stand alone speakers, TED style talks, panels, or even debates. We will be creating local initiatives to decriminalize and legalize marijuana in the City of New York as well as creating committees to reach out to local authorities and community leaders to let them know about the needs of the local cannabis community. Get ready New York, the Times They Are A Changin.