Mary Lynn Mathre

Mary Lynn (ML) Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN has more than 40 years of experience as a nurse and has specialized in addictions nursing since 1987 and cannabis education since 1990.  Ms. Mathre is a co-founder and President of Patients Out of Time (incorporated in 1995),
a non-profit organization devoted to educating health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic uses of cannabis (  ML is the editor of Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological Overview of the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana (1997) and co-editor of Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology (2002). Ms. Mathre has authored several chapters on the topic of medical cannabis, numerous peer-reviewed articles on the topic, and written resolutions for several professional organizations in support of patient access to medical marijuana, including those of the Virginia Nurses Society on Addictions, the Virginia Nurses Association, the National Nurses Society on Addictions, and the American Public Health Association.  She has served on the planning committee for Patients Out of Time’s accredited biennial National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics conference series since it began in 2000 (now an annual event beginning in 2015).  Ms. Mathre is also a founding member and Past President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (