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Training in Philadelphia Educates Regulators and Cannabis Industry Leaders on Industry Standards, Safety

Americans for Safe Access Offers Training Program for the Medical Marijuana Industry

Starting on Tuesday, February 7 and continuing through February 10, industry experts from Americans for Safe Access’ (ASA) Patient Focused Certification (PFC) program will hold an educational training for medical cannabis growers, manufacturers, retailers and regulators on the many components of the medical marijuana industry in Philadelphia.

The training will be held on-site at Benjamin’s Desk in Philly, and includes remote training options for those who want to take the training but can’t make the trip.

During this four-day training, participants will receive a detailed overview of cannabis as medicine, the history of cannabis laws in the U.S., best security practices for cannabis businesses, and the human body’s endocannabinoid system.

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Paul Hyland, Delaware Office of Medical Marijuana:
“The PFC course was quite helpful, especially when it came to learning about auditing operations and structuring regulatory compliance inspections”
[Maddy Lauria / Cape Gazette]

The course will cover PFC’s National Cannabis Standards in the areas of Cultivation and Processing; Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling and Holding; Distribution (Dispensing); and Laboratory Operations. It will also cover pesticide use guidance, sustainability considerations, preparation for internal and external audits, and more.

PFC programs are recognized by governments, healthcare professionals and cannabis industry professionals from around the country and internationally. PFC is the nation’s only certification program based on quality standards issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).

“As a leader in medical cannabis education since 2002, PFC staff have trained thousands of medical cannabis providers, patients, caregivers and practitioners,” according to a release from ASA.

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Dr. Jahan Marcu, chief auditor, PFC:
“Medical cannabis is a safe and effective medicine, but the industry needs clear standards to become transparent, safe and reliable, just as other industries have done”
[Medical Cannabis Declaration]

“The PFC course was quite helpful, especially when it came to learning about auditing operations and structuring regulatory compliance inspections,” said Paul Hyland, program administrator at the Delaware Office of Medical Marijuana. “I would definitely recommend it.”

“Medical cannabis is a safe and effective medicine, but the industry needs clear standards to become transparent, safe and reliable, just as other industries have done,” explained Dr. Jahan Marcu, chief auditor for PFC. “Americans for Safe Access created the Patient Focused Certification (PFC) program to bring modern and science-based standards to each sector of the industry–retailers, growers, manufacturers and testing labs. Product safety protocols are a part of every legitimate industry.”

See more on the Philadelphia PFC training here:
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/pfcvp_pa

For additional information about the PFC Program, please click here:
http://patientfocusedcertification.org

To read more about PFC’s new sole certification program in Guam click here:
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/interest_in_medical_cannabis_program_grows

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