In an interview with Legalize Utah, one of the foremost medical marijuana leaders is National AAMC (The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis) Director Arthur Livermore. The AAMC is headquartered in Arch Cape, Oregon and has developed a website over the last 10 years which is a source for current medical/scientific literature, patient resources, recipes and educational materials. They have a monthly newsletter which has covered the people who have contributed to the medical cannabis knowledge and the organizations that are working together to change how medical cannabis is viewed.
Mr. Livermore grew up in the Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC areas. He went on to graduate from Reed College and was a medical student at the University of Oregon Medical School when he was diagnosed with Bipolar affective disorder. He was treated for many years with psychotropic medication which was ineffective as he did require hospitalization for several epsilons. He soon discovered that marijuana was an effective treatment and has been using it to prevent problems for more than 30 years.
He the National Director of AAMC in 2007 and have been adding state directors as well as developing the AAMC website and monthly newsletter. Current states involved with AAMC include 19 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin).
AAMC’s Mission Statement is:
“AAMC represents a fellowship of Health Professionals, patients, educators, clergy, caregivers, and community members. Included in AAMC membership are experts in the field of cannabis medicine including clinical applications, cultivation, history, and medical preparations.
The Primary Mission of AAMC is patient advocacy, patient rights, and support. Additional aspects of the AAMC Mission include clinical research and educating decision makers”.
According to Mr. Livermore, the biggest challenge is finding a way to get the federal laws to respect medical marijuana and stop interfering in the states that have medical marijuana laws.
AAMC funds their activities by accepting donations on our website and is currently looking for a director for fund-raising who will expand their efforts to recruit membership and support from organizations all across the country.
Mr. Livermore wants to present a popular source of accurate information about cannabis medicine. He indicates that AAMC’s goal is to assist in education medical cannabis patients in the many uses of medical marijuana and have cannabis recipes that are often used by patients.
AAMC is also working on promoting quality standards for cannabis medicines and has recipes for edibles and other methods of utilizing the many benefits of cannabindoids.
It is groups like the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis and Legalize Utah that are working together towards the common goal of legalized medical marijuana for any cannabis patient who uses it responsibly.
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