I have become a proud member of a national organization dedicated to seeking knowledge and helping patients to navigate the Medical Cannabis industry. Cannabis nursing is a new specialty area of the nursing profession and the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) is working towards recognition by the American Nurses Association (ANA) which will allow credentialing in this specialty. ACNA has already taken an important step in the credentialing process by developing a Core Curriculum in Cannabis Nursing. As a member of the ACNA I will have the opportunity to educate a national audience about the the workings of our Endocannabinoid System and how cannabis can help many patients regain and maintain their health. We also seek to advocate for sensible drug policy. I would encourage you to join and support our efforts. Nurses are the most trusted professionals for many reasons. We are smart, caring and compassionate caregivers. Nurses have an opportunity to teach our patients and help to maximize the effectiveness of this safe medicine.