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FAMU team aims to inform people of every age about medical marijuana

Posted: 6:37 PM, Dec 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-06 18:59:55-05
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Medical marijuana is a hot topic in the state of Florida as more dispensaries start to open up. With it becoming easier to get, one group is making sure, that the entire state is informed on every aspect of the drug.

The Florida A&M University Center for Medical Marijuana Education and Research team has multiple ways to get the word out about medical marijuana to people of every different age.

Maybe you heard about it on the radio or even visited a forum. FAMU's Medical Marijuana Education Research Initiative is going across the state educating minority communities about the drug.

"What we have to do is let people know, 'Yes, you probably do know a lot about weed,' but when we talk about cannabis, that scientific word, we're saying this is a medicine and it has to be treated like a medicine," said Carol Davis.

Carol Davis makes sure you can get the facts from the comfort of your home, car, or wherever you want.

"You're going to get all of the experts to explain medical marijuana," said Davis. "We are the messenger."

Then there's Angela Hardiman. She created the forum that has gone across the state answering questions.

"We created the community forums because we need to be face to face," said Hardiman, the public affairs liaison for the initiative. "We need to be directly in the community talking directly to the people."

But none of this would be possible without Dr. Green Powell. Through the forums and research, she's cultivating curriculums that appeal to any and everyone.

"The team has the tools to reach everyone in a concise method that will reach all people," said Dr. Powell.

Even grade school children.

"Kids are very inquisitive," said Powell. "We have to have an organized response for them."

The point of it all is making sure that everyone is clear on medical marijuana as we continue to see it grow.