of Cannabis Clinicians
The meeting was called to order at 12:15 PM
Present: Jeff Hergenrather, MD; Tod Mikuriya, MD; William Toy, MD; Richard
Hansen, MD; Stephen Ellis, MD; Fred Gardner (CCRMG Publicist); Pat McCartney
(Journalist) [Also present were Dr. Toy’s wife and staff and Dr. Ellis’ staff—insert
1. Introductions: Accomplished round-table style.
2. Agenda Approval: So approved.
3. March 12, 2004 Minutes Review and Approval: So approved.
4. Medical Board Updates: Lengthy discussion regarding Medical Board’s new
guidelines. Dr. Mikuriya discussed the terms of his probation.
5. By-Laws revision: Dr. Denny not being present, this item was tabled until
September meeting with the understanding that we would try to have something
together as a draft for discussion at that time.
6. Common Intake Forms- Data Entry Forms: Discussed and generally agreed that
intake data and HHQ information could be collected from a broader audience
once it has been refined locally. Dr. Hergenrather discussed moving the HHQ
to open source technology once the bugs have been worked out.
7. Possession & cultivation amounts: General Discussion whether it is appropriate
for doctors to get involved in recommending amounts for possession and cultivation.
8. O'Shaugnessy Journal: Fred Gardner updated the group on the distribution
of the newest issue of O’Shaughnessy’s. Fred was recognized and thanked for
doing a great job with the journal.
9. ICRS meeting Paestra, Italy, June 22-26: Dr. Hergenrather previewed the
presentation that he will be giving at the ICRS on CCRMG intake form and data
10. State Research Program Status, Implementation Committee- Dale Gieringer
11. Dr. Lucido announced a benefit party to help defray Dr. Mikuriya’s legal
12. Next meeting date & time: It was discussed that CCRMG’s next regular
meeting date conflicted with IACM, and should therefore be moved forward to
12. There being no more business the meeting was adjourned.
| O'Shaughnessy's is the journal of the
CCRMG. Our primary goals are the same as the stated goals of any
reputable scientific publication: to bring out findings that are
accurate, duplicable, and useful to the community at large. But in
order to do this, we have to pursue parallel goals such as removing
the impediments to clinical research created by Prohibition, and
educating our colleagues, co-workers and patients as we educate ourselves
about the medical uses of cannabis. Read O'Shaughnessy's Online
| The Society
of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) was formed in the Autumn of 2004 by
the member physicians of CCRMG
to aid in the promulgation of voluntary standards for clinicians
engaged in the recommendation and approval of cannabis under California
law (HSC §11362.5).
As the collaborative effort continues to move closer to issueing
guidelines, this site serves as a public venue for airing and
discussing these guidelines.
Visit the SCC Site for more information.