The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) today announced the sixth community forum as part of the campaign to educate and inform the state’s diverse minority communities about medical marijuana.
The forum will be held on Tuesday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199th Street in Miami Gardens.
Forums have been held in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola and Fort Lauderdale.
The MMERI forums provide community members with an opportunity to engage in a two-way conversation with medical marijuana stakeholders. Community members will be able to ask questions and get answers from the diverse panel made up of:
Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director
State Rep. Shevrin Jones
Florida House of Representatives- 101 District
Rudolph Moise, D.O.
Comprehensive Medical Center
Major Jesus Ramirez
Miami-Dade Police Department
MMERI’s objective is to build a repository of research and other information for medical marijuana education and research scholars, to establish the University as a touchstone center for marijuana information, to fill in the gaps in medical marijuana research particularly as it relates to diverse communities and to inform public policy, in Florida and beyond.
MMERI recently awarded 14 grants totaling $98,000 to more than 20 faculty members to conduct research on marijuana, to enable FAMU’s MMERI to begin that process. The inaugural research projects are expected to be completed by June 30, 2020.