February 28 – March 2, 2019 


Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

About CNNC

Cannabis education for medical professionals

The Cannabis Nurses Network Conference is an annual professional development and education conference designed exclusively for cannabis nurses & licensed medical professionals to advance their understanding of cannabis medicine, the endocannabinoid system and its practical application in day-to-day patient care & practice.

Do you know how to provide endocannabinoid system care?

Medical and Adult Use Cannabis laws have spread to nearly every state and territory in the United States. As healthcare professionals and nurses, this means many of our patients have access to and are using cannabis plant products.

Cannabinoid research is being conducted worldwide. Where better to educate medical health professionals than sunny San Diego, California; home of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research.


February 28 – March 2, 2019


Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101


CONFERENCE Programming

Continued Education

CNNC offers two full days delivering accredited continuing education credits (CEU) in cannabis medicine education.

We have brought the leading authors, researchers and industry professionals to share.

Get important training, education and insights from some of the foremost educators in the space.

Advance your career, your expertise and professional development.

Special Events

Unique networking and connection events at CNNC include a book signing and author mixer, dispensary transportation,, and a Canna Relaxation Experience (new for 2019!).

We are throwing a serious bash for 2019! A whole new awards program, entertainment and mingling with some of the most wonderful people in cannabis medicine.

Join us for an incredible night of recognition and fun. This party will be one for the record books!

Expert Panel Sessions

The CNNC program includes expert panels where you will learn immediately applicable education that you can start to use in your personal practice.

We gather experts, thought leaders and industry professionals to share their insights with CNNC attendees.

This is more than just theoretical information – it’s education you can put to work for you and your patients as soon as you’re back in the office.

Tackling Key Topics

Children and cannabis, the opioid epidemic, end of life transitions, mental health… CNNC includes sessions on some of the most pressing health issues in 2019.

Join us for frank and thoughtful conversations that will help you advance your understanding of these important topics, while advancing your expertise.

With one of a kind access to speakers and industry thought leaders, CNNC is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd.



DAY ONE | Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Covering the essentials of cannabis medicine  nursing with a spectrum of leaders, authors and nurses. The first day ends with attendees getting up close at the Meet the Author & CNN Member Mixer.



8:45 CNNC Welcome: City of SD by City Councilwoman Barbara Bry

Making Endocannabinoid Connections: Heather Manus


Legal Considerations for Medical Professionals: Ken Sobel, Esq


Holistic Options for Hospice Care: Marcie Cooper




Endocannabinoid Immune Effects: Michelle Sexton, ND


Reducing or Replacing Polypharmacy With Cannabis: Eloise Theisen, CNP

12:30-1:30 Lunch – provided

Cannabinoid Assisted Intimacy: Ashley Manta


The Medicalization of Marijuana: Medical Cannabis, Legitimacy, & Stigma: William Dolphin & Michelle Newhart


Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction: Supplement Your Pain Management With Cannabis: Uwe Blesching, PhD


KEYNOTE: The Spiritual Nature of Cannabis: Hillary Raimo, CRT

4:40- 5:00

 Q&A Session


CEU Evaluations


Meet-the-Authors and CNN Member Mixer

DAY TWO | Friday, March 1st, 2019

Dedicated to expert panels with industry leaders discussing the most pressing topics facing cannabis, medicine and patients. The second day of CNNC is topped off with a cannot miss VIP Award Dinner and festivities.



Plant Medicine: Exploring Cannabis Potential

Post-Traumatic Growth


Children are the Future




Cannabis Industry Insights for Medical Professionals


Cannabis Patient Care




Cannabis Nurse Entrepreneurs


Cannabis & Opiate Harm Reduction

CEU Evaluations

4:40-6:30 Break



DAY THREE | Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

10:00am-2:00pm | Self Care Saturday
Spend Saturday morning connecting, absorbing and rounding off your learning with a relaxation session. Products, delectable samples and pampering, Self Care Saturday is included in all Full VIP Event Tickets/CEU level tickets (and available ala carte). The experience will change your conference going expectations forever! Go home feeling empowered, connected and relaxed.

“Rooted in Science, Nourished by Knowledge”

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award 11.5 contact hours including 2 hours of pharmacotherapeutics for APRN’s. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Why Attend CNNC

You Belong Here


Cannabis medicine can often feel like a lonely game. Come meet your family.


Get up close and personal with industry experts, thought leaders and your new friends.

Professional Advancement

Put what you learn at CNNC into practice as soon as  you get home. Stand out from the rest.

Industry Recognition

CNNC is where “legit cannabis medical professionals” are made. It’s a big deal.

Sunny San Diego

Come to America’s Finest City and escape winter while experiencing cannabis friendly legalization.

Body, Mind & Soul

Holistic experiences to nourish your whole self during a full three days of adventures.

“CNNC is where real cannabis nurses, empowered medical professionals and patient advocates are forged.

The future of cannabis care is being orchestrated here.”



Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the CNNC ticket return policy?
    CNNC tickets are transferable, but non-refundable. To arrange a transfer, please contact us and include your info and the info of the person to whom the ticket is being transferred.
  • What is the accreditation/CEU information?
    “Rooted in Science, Nourished by Knowledge”This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award 11.5 contact hours including 2 hours of pharmacotherapeutics for APRN’s. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
  • What accommodations are available?
    We have a block of discounted hotel rooms available at the conference location. Ticketed attendees will get the details in their inbox along with their registration details when they become available.
  • I’m a member, where is my discount code?
    The discount code is sent to your inbox upon registration as a member. (Usually takes an hour or so to arrive.) If you are already a member, it has been sent to your inbox. You may need to check your Promotions folder if you have not added Cannabis Nurses Network to your address book.
  • I am interesting in having my company sponsor CNNC
    Fantastic! You should check out our sponsorship opportunity deck for CNNC, and when you’re ready, use this form to help us understand your needs and match you to the ideal opportunity for your business. One of our sponsor support team members will be in touch!
  • I have a question not asked here…
    Go ahead and send us an email!
Stay with us during CNNC

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina.

The hotel is completely sold out, but there are many options nearby.

You Belong here. Join Us.

#CNNC is where licensed medical professionals become cannabis medicine experts. Cannabis Nurses Network Members save 50% on tickets in addition to several other incredible benefits.