Pubdate: Thu, 09 Feb 2006
Source: Ocean County Observer (NJ)
Copyright: 2006 Ocean County Observer
Author: Mary Lynn Mathre, RN
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Cited: Patients out of Time


The American Nurses Association recognizes that patients should have 
safe access to therapeutic cannabis - marijuana.

The ANA passed such a resolution in 2004 at the request of its 
Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics.

The nursing community supports the resolution overwhelmingly.

Part of the resolution stresses the need for the education of nurses 
regarding current evidence on therapeutic use of cannabis.

Patients Out of Time is providing the education called for by not 
only the nursing profession, but dozens of other health care 
organizations of a variety of medical specialties.

This conference will take place in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 
7-8 in conjunction with the California Nurses Association and the 
University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine.

The conference that is providing this educational forum, accredited 
for medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other professionals, is 
the fourth in a biennial series put on by this patient advocacy 
organization. Information and registration is available at

"The federal government says that cannabis is not medicine and there 
is little science on the subject with no medical groups in support. 
I'm working on the fourth forum, all accredited by medical and 
nursing organizations from around the country, and it's going to be a 
sellout. Clearly the political class and the regulators are either 
uniformed or are being misinformed," said Al Byrne, planning 
committee member and co-founder of Patients Out of Time.



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