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President’s Greeting

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.

Research Grantees

Behnam Shadravan, Ph.D.

Behnam Shadravan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Engineering Technology; An Investigation on Marijuana Consumption in the Construction Industry in Florida.

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Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin, Interim Dean, School of Architecture and Engineering Technology; Medical Marijuana Dispensary Locations and Neighborhood Crime.

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John Luque, Ph.D., MPH

John Luque, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Mixed Methods Study of Medical Marijuana Use Among Minority Patients.

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Carmen Lyttle-Nguessa, Ph.D.

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.

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Askal Ali, Ph.D.

Askal Ali, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy; Knowledge and Perception of Pediatric Cancer Patients and Caregivers on Medical Marijuana.

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Arie Christon

Arie Christon, Department of Psychology; Marijuana Wellness Intervention for Community, Coping, Substance-Awareness, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Regulation Enhancement via Education.

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Novell Tani, Ph.D.

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.

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Huijin Li, Ph.D.

Huijin Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Center for Ethnic Psychological Research and Application, Department of Psychology; Marijuana, Mental Health, and FAMU.

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Marisa Lewis, Pharm.D., MPH

Marisa Lewis, Pharm.D., MPH, Associate Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences; Assessing the Knowledge and Perceptions of Community Members Specific to the Compassionate Use of Marijuana.

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Lon’Tejuana Cooper, Ph.D.

Lon’Tejuana Cooper, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences; Assessing the Knowledge and Perceptions of Community Members Specific to the Compassionate Use of Marijuana.

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Gari Tookes, Ph.D.

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.

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Gwendolyn Singleton, Ph.D.

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?

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