Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) will host a discussion on “The Future of Cannabis Use in Sports,” at noon on Thursday, September 23. The forum will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
In this forum, host Heidi Otway will facilitate a discussion with, nationally recognized athletic trainer and cannabis consultant Jeff Konin, Ph.D., former NFL player and cannabis advocate Eugene Monroe, and culinary cannabis expert Joline Rivera, who will talk about the future of medical marijuana and sports.
“We know from research that for decades, sports athletes — particularly football players, have managed their pain with prescription painkillers and over the counter anti-inflammatories. The emergence of cannabis as the new sports medicine has provided an alternative to some athletes,” said MMERI Executive Director Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D.
The Conversations on Cannabis Virtual Forum is designed to educate, learn, and talk with minorities about the basics of marijuana for medical use and the unlawful use of marijuana.
As with all medications, those considering medical cannabis as treatment for themselves or their dependents should know what medical marijuana is, how it works, what conditions can be treated, and how to best coordinate care.
Submit questions and register for the event by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-cannabis-use-in-sports-registration-170169757325.
To learn more about the MMERI program, visit http://mmeri.famu.edu.