In 2001, the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis was formed by Dr. Jay R. Cavanaugh to promote the medical uses of marijuana. AAMC became a member of the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis which filed a petition with the federal government to remove marijuana from their “no medical use” classification. Nine years later the government denied the petition.
AAMC now has directors active in 21 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin). We are helping patients find the resources they need in order to benefit from medical cannabis. The AAMC website continues to be a valuable source of information for hundreds of thousands of people who want to know about medical marijuana and how to use it.
We must continue our efforts to educate decision makers about the medical use of marijuana. The scientific record shows that marijuana is remarkably safe and effective in the treatment of serious illness. In order to overcome political resistance to accept the existence of medical marijuana, we must combine our efforts and strengthen our voice. We need patients, gardeners, business owners, scientists, lawyers, and politicians to join together and help create the change we must have.
Please take a moment to become a member of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis. Together we can make our voice heard.
American Alliance for Medical Cannabis mission:
- Ongoing discussions with community leaders and government representatives to promote safe and responsible access to medicine
- Creation and distribution of educational materials
- Provision of an interactive internet website
- Planning and conducting educational events for the general public, law enforcement, caregivers, health professionals, patients, and families of patients
- Identification and dissemination of medical, social, and legal resources for patients and caregivers
- Ongoing review of the medical/scientific literature relating to medical cannabis including clinical trials and efficacy
- Assistance to hospice facilities and other venues providing help to the chronically ill
- Provision of continuing education for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers
- Efforts to organize individuals and groups interested in the questions and problems around medical cannabis. Efforts will include state, national, and internet meetings