ANA Postion Statement: Therapeutic Use of Marijuana and Related Cannabinoids

Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN


Online J Issues Nurs. 2022;27(1) 

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The purpose of this statement is to reiterate the American Nurses Association's (ANA) support for the review and reclassification of marijuana's status from a federal Schedule I controlled substances to facilitate urgently needed clinical research to inform patients and providers on the efficacy of marijuana and related cannabinoids. This position statement speaks only to the use of marijuana and related cannabinoids in the context of health care. It addresses the roles and responsibilities of nurses related to the use of cannabinoids for health care.