Florida A&M University established the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) to educate minorities about marijuana for medical use and the impact of the unlawful use of marijuana on minority communities.
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Welcome from President Larry Robinson, Ph.D.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI). When the Florida Legislature beckoned, we welcomed the opportunity to establish MMERI as a vehicle for research and education on medical marijuana.
Carmen Lyttle-Nguessa, Ph.D., College of Agriculture and Food Sciences; Assessing African Americans Preference and Willingness to Pay Values for Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for Cancer…a Minority Perspective.
Novell Tani, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Marijuana Wellness Intervention for Community, Coping, Substance-Awareness, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Regulation Enhancement via Education.
Gari Tookes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work; Investigating Levels of Awareness of Medical Marijuana and the Correlation to Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms Within the Criminal Justice System.
Gwendolyn Singleton, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology; To What Extent Do Mental Health and Psychosocial Factors Predict Risk for Misuse and Neuropsychological Impairment in African American Marijuana Users?