By Carol Davis
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) advances its community initiatives with the launch of its website and public repository.
The website is designed to inform and educate the public about medical marijuana and the impact of the unlawful use of marijuana on Florida’s diverse communities. The initial launch features many aspects of the MMERI campaign, including infographics, the researchers and research projects currently being conducted by MMERI, a link to the repository, press clippings and MMERI pod-casts and videos.
MMERI Interim Executive Director Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D. says as an educator it is important to provide information in every way possible, to reach every person possible, in the most convenient way possible. Green-Powell adds, “with this in mind, we created our web-site and public repository so that at any time, any person can keep up with our progress and access information about medical marijuana and the impact of the unlawful use of marijuana.”
Dean of University Libraries Faye Watkins said the repository lives in FAMU’s Digital Resource Center.
“This online repository provides open access to materials that have been created in the areas of communications, community engagement, education, and re-search,” Watkins said. “Providing online access to the Initiative’s documentation and new research materials will continually support the educational and research goals of the Medical Marijuana Education and Re-search Initiative.”