OUR WORK

The Association of Cannabis Specialists has multiple working committees that envision, plan, and implement the outreach and advocacy of the association. Below are the mission statements of each committee, and the current members.

Current Committees:

Education

The Education Committee produces educational events and materials for both Cannabis Specialists and referring clinicians.

Junella Chin, DO – Chair
Jessica Anuszkiewicz

Political Action

The Political Action 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.

Jordan Tishler, MD – Chair
Diana Martins-Welch

Institutional Caregiver

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.

Yosef Glassman, MD – Chair
Beth Dost, NP
Ryan Zaklin, MD

Journal

The Journal Committee oversees the publication of the ACS online, open-access journal that focuses on practical application of cannabis in medicine.

Dispensary Oversight

The Dispensary Oversight 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.

Fundraising

The Fundraising Committee seeks donations from individuals and corporations to support ACS activities in a blind, non-quid-pro-quo manner.

Membership

The Membership Committee focuses on recruiting new members, and determining and helping the ACS meet members’ needs.