Missouri Nurses’ Position and Mission

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To Promote Acceptance and Safe Use of Medical Cannabis to Alleviate Human Suffering.


MCNA Position on Medical Cannabis

Marijuana (cannabis) has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Cannabis is useful in treating the symptoms in a variety of diseases improving the lives of patients. The Missouri Cannabis Nurses Association supports the establishment of medical cannabis programs in Missouri. We support the education of Registered Nurses, healthcare providers, patients and their families in the safe use of cannabis. We support cannabis research and sharing the findings. We engage in public policy development promoting and advocating for safe access to medicinal cannabis.

ANA Position on Medical Cannabis

Position Statement In Support of Patients’ Safe Access to Therapeutic Marijuana Effective Date: December 12, 2008 Status: Revised Position Statement Originated By: Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics Adopted By: ANA Board of Directors Purpose: The purpose of this statement is to reiterate the American Nurses Association (ANA) support for patients having safe access to therapeutic marijuana.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Click to access The_NCSBN_National_Nursing_Guidelines_for_Medical_Marijuana_JNR_July_2018.pdf

This body of work fills the gap in the literature on the nursing care of patients using medical marijuana and provides evidence-based nursing guidelines. The JNR supplement covers:

  • Current Legislation, Scientific Literature Review, and Nursing Implications
  • Nursing Care of the Patient Using Medical Marijuana
  • Medical Marijuana Education in Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs
  • Medical Marijuana Education in APRN Nursing Programs

The following states have legalized cannabis for adults making it easier for patients to find relief.

 Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, California, Nevada, District of Columbia, Vermont, Alaska, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Michigan