Florida A&M University (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) will host Conversations on Cannabis – What’s New in Florida? – Virtual Forum on Monday, September 28 at 7 p.m.
The Conversations on Cannabis Virtual Forum is designed to educate, learn and talk with Floridians about the basics of medical marijuana and the unlawful use of marijuana.
The second episode of the forum, What’s New in Florida?, will be streamed live on Zoom and Facebook, beginning at 7 p.m. with introduction of the panel, featuring attorney Patricia Dawson and FAMU Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, Police Chief Terence M. Calloway.
As the use of medical marijuana and illegal marijuana becomes more prevalent in our society many questions have risen as to how marijuana can and should be used.
Under the Controlled Substances Act, the federal government classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug, meaning it is perceived to have no medical value and a high potential for abuse.
“In our great state of Florida, marijuana for medical use is legal,” said MMERI Director Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D. “However, recreational marijuana remains illegal.”
Powell said this forum will feature two dynamic panelists who will share information regarding the impact of unlawful use of marijuana.
Dawson, MMERI external advisory council chair, is an attorney focusing on criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and Title IX. Her firm, the Law Office of Patricia Dawson, P.A., was founded in 2006. Earlier, she served as a prosecutor for the Hillsborough County state attorney’s office.
The next MMERI Conversations on Cannabis – What’s New in Florida? – Virtual Forum is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 26.