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It was 2012, and I had recently turned 74. I had retired from a satisfying career in preventive cardiology, nutrition, integrative medicine, and clinical lipidology. I was bored and depressed. I saw an ad for a job in Pomona, California, to work in a medical marijuana clinic. I thought this […]

Here’s Why A Cardiologist Took A Second Look At Cannabis ...



By Marissa Fratoni, RN-BSN, LMT, RYT, INHC Have you ever been in the presence of someone having a severe flashback to a war that was fought over forty years ago? Let me paint a picture for you. I’m visiting a patient because he has had a really bad week and […]

On The Front Lines With a Cannabis Nurse



Although many people may think that the medical marijuana movement started with Proposition 215, the voter-approved initiative that passed in California in 1996, the movement began back in the 1970s. After Robert Randall sued the federal government for the medicine that alleviated his glaucoma symptoms, a series of medical marijuana […]

Book Review: Medical Marijuana in America – Memoir of a ...


All of us here at the ACNA would like to wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy and above all, HEALTHY New Year! As we continue to work together to spread education and support for medical cannabis, may this season find you surrounded by those you hold most dear!

Happy Holidays from ACNA!


The article, “Under the influence” (Times of Trenton, 9/27/15) is full of misinformation about marijuana. It is a good example of why we are not making any progress in reducing the harms that are associated with drug use. Source: The truth about marijuana | Opinion | NJ.com Editor’s Note: Ken […]

The truth about marijuana | Ken Wolski