About ASCM

The American Society of Cannabis Medicine (ASCM) was formed to fill a void that has existed in cannabis medicine from its beginnings. ASCM’s Founders recognized there was no national organization representing cannabis medicine specialists; they realized that while several organizations supported the cannabis industry, a national forum specifically for physicians who viewed the responsible use of cannabis as part of a  professional medical practice did not exist. ASCM was formed to fill that void with a national organization that provides both a forum and voice for the physician community on the ever-evolving national landscape—while providing state and local value.

ASCM provides a forum to foster professional relationships among cannabis-medicine physicians to advance the discipline of cannabis medicine through education, research, advocacy and excellence in patient care.

ASCM is committed to the following values:

  • Professional Service for Our Members
  • Honesty, Integrity and Respect toward all Stakeholders
  • Quality and Excellence in Patient Care
  • Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork
  • National Legislative Education
  • Professional Standards

ASCM will be a National leader in Cannabis medicine.


  • Education — Serve as the premier educational resource for cannabis-medicine physicians.
  • Research — Advance cannabis-medicine research and scholarship through funding support, collaboration and partnerships.
  • Advocacy — Uphold and promote priority issues in cannabis medicine affecting members, patients, and their communities through education and outreach.
  • Patient Care — Foster excellence in the care and safety of cannabis-medicine patients.
  • Communications — Effectively exchange information with members, legislators and the public.
  • Infrastructure — Optimize internal and partner resources to support ASCM’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • Collaboration — Develop and maximize mutual relationships to enhance ASCM’s mission, goals and objectives.