In 2010, Arizona voters approved Prop 203 and The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) was passed making the use of medical cannabis legal for patients suffering from specific medical conditions.

As nurses we care for these patients on a day to day basis, many times not knowing that cannabis is being used to benefit our patients in multiple ways. It’s important for us to stay informed and to learn why so many patients experience relief through the utilization of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Evidenced-based medicine and research are important in every area of professional nursing practice. The science behind cannabis is moving quickly and new discoveries are being made on a continuing basis. Staying up to date with the latest research can be exciting. The clinical trials listed here is a good place to see which research studies are being done in the US. Please click on the links in the menu to the left to find evidence based research articles supporting the use of cannabis for the specific condition.