Cannabis Nursing Facts


The ACNA is the American Cannabis Nurses Association which can help you learn about cannabis nursingĀ – Source


one NIDA-funded study suggested a link between medical marijuana legalization and fewer overdose deaths from prescription opioids – Source


Cannabis is the most commonly cultivated, trafficked, and abused illicit drug worldwide; according to the World Health Organization (WHO), marijuana consumption has an annual prevalence rate of approximately 147 million individuals or nearly 2.5% of the global population – Source

Cannabis nursing is defined as care that incorporates the knowledge of:

  • The endocannabinoid system which includes the group of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • The safe use of herbal cannabis products
  • The legal complexities associated with the use of herbal cannabis products



The fundamental principles of nursing are compassion and respect for the individual patient – Source

CBD and Nursing interactions are growing at 36% – Source


In 1936: Every state had passed a law to restrict possession of marijuana – Source


Cannabis is breaking the cycle of opioid dependency according to Cannabis Nurses Network – Source

New Mothers that inhale cannabis smoke pass it along in their breastmilk – Source

More than 17,000 consumers in Maryland have registered for medical marijuana. – Source