Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR RELEASE ON: Saturday, April 27, 2012
NURSES FOUND AMERICAN CANNABIS NURSES ASSOCIATION TO
SUPPORT PATIENTS AND EDUCATE NURSES IN ENDOCANNABINOID
Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, CARN, President (434-987-2514)
Ed Glick, ADN, BS, Secretary (541-224-4039)
The founding of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) was
announced today by its Board of Directors. The ACNA is an association of nurses active
in the field of medical cannabis and endocannabinoid therapeutics.
The ACNA recognizes that there are hundreds of thousands of patients in the United
States using cannabis within or outside of state statutes under the care of nurses who may
or may not understand the complicated medical, legal and pharmacological issues
surrounding its use as a therapeutic substance.
The Code For Nurses requires that nurses function as advocates and educators for
patients and in this regard the ACNA is empowered to bridge the knowledge gap through
educational, professional, patient advocacy, collegial networking and supportive nursing
practices which integrate cannabis patients-and the nurses who care for them- into
nursing practice rather than marginalize them.
The ACNA is the professional organization which will develop nursing standards,
credentialing and certification procedures with a view to reducing the stigmatization of
cannabis patients, and the nurses who support them.
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