FAMU professor to study disparities in health-related marijuana – Florida Courier


Jeffrey Brown

Florida A&ampM University (FAMU) College of Law Professor Jeffrey Brown has been awarded a $7,500 grant to study the regulatory and financial impacts that the legalization of health-related marijuana in Florida will have on the state’s African American neighborhood.  

The project is referred to as Assessing Disparate Impacts: The Legalization of Healthcare Marijuana in Florida and the Legal Implications for Florida’s African-American Communities.

“Specifically, the investigation will examine the potentially discriminatory impacts of

existing Florida health-related-marijuana licensure needs, and recognize the approaches, which includes civil rights lawsuits, that the Black neighborhood can challenge the existing program,” stated Brown. 

14 marijuana grants

The grant is administered by Florida A&ampM University Marijuana Education and Investigation Initiative. 

Florida A&ampM University has awarded 14 grants (which includes Brown’s) totaling $98,000 to extra than 20 faculty members to conduct investigation on marijuana as it impacts diverse minority communities. 

This investigation is a element of the university’s Healthcare Marijuana Education and Investigation Initiative (MMERI), which was launched in response to the Florida Legislature’s funding allocation to educate “minorities about marijuana for health-related use and the effect of the unlawful use of marijuana on minority communities.” 

Brown says his grant investigation will be carried out by two FAMU law students below his supervision.


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