AMERICAN CANNABIS
NURSES ASSOCIATION

OUR MISSION

To advance excellence in cannabis nursing practice through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development


ACNA's "Core Curriculum in Cannabis Nursing" a pre-conference workshop to be held May 21, 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Welcome /

Nurses and other health care providers need information about medical cannabis. Here are a few of the complex and multi-dimensional issues nurses should consider:

  • The endocannabinoid system - what is it?
  • Medical applications of cannabis
  • Safe use of cannabis
  • Patient interaction with the medical system
  • State and federal criminal/legal sanctions to patients
  • State and federal criminal/legal sanctions to nurses
  • Cultivation, handling, storing cannabis

The list goes on and on.

Nurses need a forum to communicate with each other, ask questions and find support and resources. This is the aim of the ACNA website.

As you utilize the resources of this site please consider joining the ACNA, your continued support will allow us to continue to expand this valuable platform for education. 

Thank you,

Mary Lynn Mathre, MSN, RN, President, ACNA
Leslie Reyes, BA, RN, Secretary, ACNA

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Why Become a Member?

In the U.S today, there are more than 30 states with medical cannabis laws ranging from full-access to the cannabis plant to CBD-only laws. With estimates of medical cannabis use by as many as two million patients nationwide, the use of cannabis for medical treatments is a reality. Nurses need to understand how and why patients are choosing this treatment and how this use effects other medical treatments. ACNA is THE organization for the professional nurse who has patients using medical cannabis.

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