The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) is a national organization dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of endocannabinoid therapeutics among nurses. It was founded by a small group of dedicated nurses who saw the need for an organization to bring nurses together in a collegial and informational capacity to discuss the growing use of cannabis in medicine. Nurses provide direct patient care, using a holistic approach that incorporates the biological, sociological and psychological factors of patients in their care. Hence, the public health considerations of cannabis use, the social and legal climate, and patient care issues are all directly relevant to clinical nursing practice.
The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association is a membership driven association, focusing on providing physicians with the resources they need to safely and effectively utilize medical marijuana recommendations as an alternative treatment modality for their patients.
With over 100,000 active members in all 50 states, ASA is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA works to overcome political, social and legal barriers by creating policies that improve access to medical cannabis for patients and researchers through legislation, education, litigation, research, grassroots empowerment, advocacy and services for patients, governments, medical professionals, and medical cannabis providers.
The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission develops policies, procedures, and regulations to implement programs that ensure medical cannabis is available to qualifying patients in a safe and effective manner. The Commission oversees all licensing, registration, inspection, and testing measures pertaining to Maryland’s medical cannabis program and provides relevant program information to patients, physicians, growers, dispensers, processors, testing laboratories and caregivers
Most states in the U.S. and four territories with some form of a medical cannabis law, but the rights and privileges they extend to medical cannabis patients vary among them. As a result, patients who travel for personal or employment reasons can find themselves unsure as to how to access medical cannabis in an unfamiliar place. Given the importance of patients knowing the laws regarding medical cannabis in the jurisdictions they visit, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the largest national member-based organization promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research, has created The Medical Cannabis Patient’s Guide for U.S. Travel. This guide will help patients understand the laws in the states and territories in which they are eligible to obtain medical cannabis so that they may do so safely and legally.
CANMD represents licensed medical cannabis growers and processors in Maryland. We strive to be a resource in Maryland for both patients and providers on the benefits of this medicine, the processes for registration and certification and new scientific research and breakthroughs.
MDMDA promotes the common interests and goals of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in Maryland. They are a professional trade association advocating for laws, regulations and public policies that foster a healthy, professional and secure medical cannabis industry in our state. MDMDA works on the state and local level to advance the interests of licensed dispensaries as well as to provide a forum for the exchange of information in the Medical Cannabis Industry.
The Maryland State Medical Society is a statewide professional association for licensed physicians, and is dedicated to serving as Maryland’s foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients, and the public health.
Providing a compassionate, science-based education forum for the sharing of medical cannabis knowledge.
The Society of Cannabis Clinicians is a nonprofit educational and scientific society of physicians and health care professionals dedicated to the education and research support of cannabis for medical use. Its mission is to unite into one association, members of the various medical specialties and allied professionals, with this common purpose.
By means of constructive dialogue, anecdotal reason, and novel erudition, Veterans Ending The Stigma aspires to end all stigma associated with veterans, namely perceptions about mental illness, homelessness, and the use of medical cannabis to treat conditions such as post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain.Through education, camaraderie, and community outreach, we can end the stigma placed upon our veterans.