The Association of Cannabis Specialists ensures the highest standards in the practice of cannabis medicine, safeguards patient care with clinical best practices, and interfaces with other stakeholders in the cannabis community. We believe that patients are uniquely vulnerable and have very different needs than recreational users. We provide evidence and experience-based education for patients, cannabis clinicians, referring clinicians, and lawmakers to help them understand cannabis medicine and make informed decisions. We are an advocacy organization striving to provide guidance on best practices in the laws and regulations at the federal, state, and international levels.
The Education Committee produces educational events and materials for both Cannabis Specialists and referring clinicians.
The Membership Committee focuses on recruiting new members, and increasing ACS visibility to the public.
The Advocacy Committee provides evidence, testimony, and guidance to governmental and non-governmental groups to help implement legal and regulatory systems that benefit cannabis patients and the clinicians who care for them.
The Fundraising Committee seeks donations from individuals and corporations to support ACS activities in a blind, non-quid-pro-quo manner.
The Industry Committee promulgates a rating system by which dispensaries can be evaluated and accredited by the ACS. Further it provides a similar system for specific products assuring that they meet ACS standards.
The Institutional Caregiver Committee develops and implements plans to provide care and access to cannabis medicine to patients who reside in institutions such as nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, and hospice.