Exploring the Information Practices of Cannabis Nurses

Expert Panel Session | CNNC 2020


Information Practices of Cannabis Nurses

How are nurses learning about cannabis therapeutics and what is their role in mainstream medicine?

An engaging interview to explore why researchers are interested in the information practices of cannabis nurses. Cannabis nursing has never been studied, but has begun to peak academic interest regarding the emergence of the cannabis nurse identity, a network of practice among cannabis nurses, and how cannabis nurses are using information to breakdown the twin barriers of stigma and misinformation about cannabis.

Exploring why researchers are interested in cannabis nurses and how the development of cannabis nurses as cognitive authorities in cannabis care is pushing the adoption of cannabis care in mainstream medicine.


Connie Pascal

Connie Pascal is a Ph. in Information, Communication, and Media Studies (ABD) from the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. Her doctoral research ‘Exploring the Information Practices of Cannabis Nurses’ focuses on understanding the informatics and information practices of self-described ‘cannabis nurses’ as they learn how to incorporate cannabis-based medicine into their personal practice of medicine.