History – Principles
The American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians’ (ABMMP) mission is to serve as an industry and general public standard for the professional recognition of highly distinguished physicians, clinicians, and research scientists whose priority is the advancement of patient care and safety through the therapeutic application and use of cannabinoids and medical marijuana.
ABMMP Core Values / Standards of Professional Conduct
Foundational pillars of the American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP) include high standards of professional conduct, ethics, integrity and medical excellence for the enhancement of the profession and patient care and safety. The ABMMP core values, which are reflective throughout our organization and our Board Certified Diplomates, include:
- Honest Communications
- Patient Advocacy
Excellence in the Therapeutic Use and Administration of Cannabinoids and Medical Marijuana
The American Board Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP) was founded as result of research conducted by the Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace and Public Health which identified a world-wide need for documenting and recognizing practitioner excellence in the practice and therapeutics of the use of cannabinoids and medical marijuana. The Fulbright Academy research discovered that no certifying body exists which exemplifies to the general public that physicians and other clinicians hav particular experience, knowledge, skill and expertise in the practice of the use and administration of cannabinoids and medical marijuana. The ABMMP is incorporated as a Delaware non-profit organization, currently pending 501(c)(6) status.
Because the field of medical marijuana is one of the most rapidly expanding and multidisciplinary fields of medicine, the ABMMP is an inclusive organization as it accepts physicians, academicians, research scientists and other clinicians with diverse educational and clinical training and practice backgrounds for board certification. This, we believe, breeds a sense of community which further propels the highest ethical and clinical practice standards which ultimately results in continuous improvement and excellence in patient care. Such a community encourages the promotion and sharing of knowledge and best clinical practices.
Because the ABMMP certification and re-certification processes include rigorous eligibility requirements and testing standards, board certification through the ABMMP represents a monumental intellectual achievement. Board certification through the ABMMP will inform the general public – worldwide – that a physician has thoroughly demonstrated a mastery of the core body of knowledge and skills required to engage in the practice of the administration and therapeutics as related to cannabinoids and medical marijuana.
The objectives of the ABMMP include the following:
- Provision of board certification for physicians exhibiting excellence and proficiency in the administration of cannabinoids and medical marijuana
- Establishment and maintenance of world-wide professional standards for board certification in the practice of medical marijuana and cannabinoid administrations
- Verification that board certified Diplomates of the ABMMP meet and maintain the highest standards of practice related to the practice of medical marijuana and cannabinoid administration
- Provide a forum for addressing certification issues in medical marijuana therapeutics
- Promote collegiality, fraternity and service amongst Diplomates
- Inform the public about board certification in the practice of medicine utilizing medical marijuana
ABMMP Code of Ethics
Diplomates of the ABMMP affirm the following Code of Ethics:
- Strive to maintain the highest standard of personal conduct
- Strive to maintain the highest standards of excellence of professional medical practice
- Promote and encourage the highest level of medical ethics in the practice of medicine
- Maintain and encourage loyalty to the mission, values and objectives of the ABSCMS
- Abide by the laws of the practice of medicine and surgery in their jurisdiction of practice
- Provide patient care without bias, influence, corruption, or impartially
- Maintain patient confidentiality of privileged information
- Work cooperatively with other physicians for the best interest of the patient
- Promote public awareness and knowledge in medical marijuana and the therapeutics of cannabinoid therapy
- Refrain from deceptive and unethical conduct designed to entice patients to a medical practice