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


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,

Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Cannabis Care 2020

Cannabis Care 2020, presented by the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), is the premier conference for nursing professionals to gain essential knowledge and access to cutting-edge cannabis nursing expertise.

Network with other healthcare professionals while taking advantage of ACNA-approved continuing education credits designed specifically for RNs, APRNs, clinicians, nursing business owners and nursing researchers. We are currently reviewing proposals for the site of this years conference to be held in December of 2020

Make sure you are a member for reduced rates!

We hope to see you there!

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ACNA Online Education

Cannabis education courses have increased dramatically.  For a nurse interested in medical cannabis it is important to choose carefully. Not all courses—either live or online—offer accredited continuing education units (CEUs). ACNA, in partnership with The Medical Cannabis Institute (TMCI) offers a 12-hour online course.  ACNA members can take the course for $99, discounted off the regular price of $125.

Why Become a Member?

In the U.S today, there are 10 states plus the District of Columbia with legal cannabis, 33 states with medical cannabis laws and 16 states with 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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