Art. 3 of SSCM statutes defines the following types and requirements for membership:
Types of membership:
Members of the society are full individual members, collective members, corresponding members, honorary members, and sponsors.
Full individual membership can get every natural person, who deals with medical cannabis and cannabinoids in his professional environment based on the principles of scientific evidence.
Collective membership is available to professional societies and associations, academies, industry associations and interest organizations, respectively, or patient organizations.
Corresponding membership is available to professionals active outside Switzerland or international partner organizations.
Honorary membership is available to a natural person, who has earned special merits for the Society. The application must be submitted to the board. The member assembly decides about the admission.
Sponsors are natural or legal entities, who support the Society with financial contributions at least corresponding to the respective annual membership fee, without a compelling professional relationship.
Applications for admission must be addressed to the secretariat via application form on the SSCM website, together with a motivation statement and short bio. The board decides about admission.
Termination of membership:
The membership ends by death, written notice of resignation addressed to the board or in case of missing fee payment during two following years, despite reminder by registered mail, or by justified exclusion by the member assembly. Members, who leave or are excluded, have no rights over the funds of the Society.