This week’s episode of MMERI Forum Radio features Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Mutaqee Akbar and focuses on law enforcement, drug tests, workplace issues, the impact of an arrest and other topics.
Co-Hosts Angela Hardiman, MMERI public affairs liaison, and Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D., MMERI interim executive director, also will be joined by two other guests, bail bonds agent Will Cannon and Orange County Undersheriff Mark Canty.
FAMU’s MMERI Forum Radio is a half-hour weekly radio program that airs on Friday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on WANM Radio 90.5 FM in Tallahassee and southern Georgia and Friday at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on WILD Radio 95.5 FM in West Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast.
MMERI Forum Radio is an expansion of its successful community forums held in Tallahassee, Orlando, Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The radio program is designed to inform and educate the public about medical marijuana and the impact of the unlawful use of marijuana on Florida’s diverse communities. The initial programming consists of an eight-episode series featuring conversations with pastors, law enforcement, legislators, pharmacists and medical doctors discussing medical marijuana and marijuana.
The MMERI was launched in response to the Florida Legislature’s funding allocation to educate “minorities about marijuana for medical use and the impact of the unlawful use of marijuana on minority communities.” As part of the 2017 legislation, FAMU receives $10 for every $75 identification card purchased by individuals approved to buy medical marijuana.
MMERI’s objective is to establish the University as a touchstone center for marijuana information, fill in the gaps in medical marijuana research particularly as it relates to diverse communities and to inform public policy, in Florida and beyond, about the impact and issues presented by the developing marijuana industry.
To listen, visit: mmeri.famu.edu/podcasts.