Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) will host a discussion, “Medical Cannabis for Kids: What Parents Need to Know” in a Conversations on Cannabis virtual forum at noon, Thursday, August 26, 2021.The forum will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
In this forum, host Heidi Otway will facilitate a discussion with board-certified pediatrician Dr. David Berger, M.D., the founder of Wholistic ReLeaf, and Andrea Anderson, a cannabis mom and advocate, whose son uses pediatric cannabinoids.
“The use of medical cannabis in children is rapidly growing, and is seen as a viable option for many children. Research indicates that medical cannabis poses as many benefits for children as for adults and it can help children with painful long-term illnesses like epilepsy, AIDS and cancer,” said MMERI Executive Director Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D.
The Conversations on Cannabis Virtual Forum is designed to educate, learn, and talk with minorities about the basics of marijuana for medical use and the unlawful use of marijuana.
As with all medications, those considering medical cannabis as treatment for themselves or their dependents should know what medical marijuana is, how it works, what conditions can be treated, and how to best coordinate care.
Submit questions and register for the event by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medical-cannabis-for-kids-what-parents-need-to-know-registration-166337599237.
To learn more about the MMERI program, visit http://mmeri.famu.edu.