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Abby Services In-Home Caregivers for Seniors is excited to announce a new initiative to ensure our clients get the help and support they need.

We have decided to call this service our Abby Advocate program. With the support and input from an Abby Advocate, we can empower local seniors seeking relief from Medical Marijuana. This is accomplished by evaluating each individual, their current circumstances and diagnoses, then developing a recommended plan of action for them to access and obtain the Medical Marijuana they are seeking. Ongoing support is also available to Medical Marijuana patients trying to navigate an often confusing subject.

Medical Marijuana can be a taboo topic for many of the patients we serve. Our hope is to demystify and make accessible this resource many claim has provided relief from an array of symptoms. While we at Abby Services work to develop this program we encourage any clients to feel free to contact us with questions. There is so much information on the subject it can be difficult to process. As always we at Abby Services In-Home Caregivers are here to help.

One hurdle for us was the viability of an informative program for patients on Medical Marijuana using the CBD oil extract, get More information on how to use CBD oil for you or your patients.
. The American Nurses Association’s position statement reflects that of our own.

AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION POSITION STATEMENT ON PROVIDING PATIENTS SAFE ACCESS TO THERAPEUTIC MARIJUANA/CANNABIS

Summary: The American Nurses Association (ANA) recognizes that patients should have safe access to therapeutic marijuana/cannabis. Cannabis or marijuana has been used medicinally for centuries. It has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of symptoms and conditions. Therefore, the ANA supports:

  1. Research in controlled investigational trials on the therapeutic efficacy of marijuana/cannabis, including alternative methods of administration.
  2. The right of patients to have safe access to therapeutic marijuana/cannabis under appropriate prescriber supervision.
  3. Legislation to remove criminal penalties including arrest and imprisonment for bona fide patients and prescribers of therapeutic marijuana/cannabis.
  4. Federal and state legislation to exclude marijuana/cannabis from classification as a Schedule I drug.
  5. The education of registered nurses regarding current, evidence based therapeutic use of marijuana/cannabis.

Effective Date: March 19, 2004

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