Florida University Developing Program To Teach School Kids About Medical Marijuana

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Patricia Green-Powell, the interim director of FAMU’s medical marijuana research and education wing, presented the plan to the state senate’s appropriations committee. On Thursday, officials announced that Florida A&M University is currently working on a program to bring cannabis education to K-12 students. The school gets $10 for every $75 medical marijuana ID card issued by the state. In 2017, FAMU was entrusted with moving cannabis education forward in the state, especially in communities of color. Of course, some children are also medical marijuana patients, with many health conditions best treated with cannabis products.

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It would go to figure, with the growing number of states where cannabis is legal, that educators are grappling with how to talk about marijuana with students in school. After all, the transition from the era of “Just Say No” messaging about how drugs are bad to this brave new world where cannabis products are available in the mall and corner pharmacies takes some explaining, even for the grown.

Happily, some school districts are getting out in front of the issue. On Thursday, officials announced that Florida A&M University is currently working on a program to bring cannabis...

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