|Founder||Tod H. Mikuriya|
The Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals about the medical use of cannabis. Its mission is to unite into one association members of the various medical specialties and allied professionals with this common purpose.
The group was established in 2004 by Tod Mikuriya, MD as a project of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group to facilitate voluntary medical standards for physician-approved cannabis under California law (HSC §11362.5).
SCC publishes their research findings, such as president Jeffrey Hergenrather's survey of patients with Crohn's disease, in the Journal of Cannabis in Clinical Practice O'Shaughnessy and is in the process of developing an online research archive. They hold quarterly meetings of physicians and allied professionals featuring presentations by clinicians, researchers, and legal experts in the medical cannabis field.
In 2015, SCC launched a Medical Cannabis Continuing Education program, worth 12 CME credits, which in sequential order, a series of 12 courses designed to take a practicing clinician from the basics of the plant, its history and the underlying physiologic (endocannabinoid) system to the pharmacology and clinical practice of medical cannabis.