California Cannabis Research Medical Group


Society of Cannabis Clinicians






6-11-04 Minutes

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 names]

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 registry
10. State Research Program Status, Implementation Committee- Dale Gieringer
11. Dr. Lucido announced a benefit party to help defray Dr. Mikuriya’s legal costs.
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 September 3.

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.