By Brian Howard
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) will host its fifth episode of Conversations on Cannabis with a virtual forum at noon Thursday, January 28.
The fifth episode of the forum will be streamed on Streamyard and Facebook live, beginning at noon with introduction of the panel, featuring attorney Kamilah Perry.
Perry, whose legal experience includes labor and employment, assumed the role of executive director and general counsel for the 9th Circuit State Attorneys’ Office in 2018. In her role, she serves in several capacities, including the office’s legal counsel and head administrator of office operations. She’s also a member of the faculty at FAMU College of Law as an adjunct professor, where she taught classes in Law Office Management and Contract Drafting.
“The State of Florida permits residents with certain qualifying health conditions to use marijuana for medical use,” said MMERI Director Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D. “However, there are lingering questions among employers and employees regarding the use of medical marijuana in the workplace. This forum will get a better insight on Florida Laws relating to employment and marijuana for medical use.”
The Conversations on Cannabis Virtual Forum is designed to educate, learn and talk with Floridians about the basics of marijuana for medical use and the unlawful use of marijuana. This month’s conversation will focus on what employers and employees need to know about cannabis in the workplace.
In this forum, host Heidi Otway will facilitate a consumer-focused conversation about medical marijuana and the unlawful uses with Perry, as well as what employers and employees need to know inside the workforce.