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Patient Focused Certification (PFC), a project of Americans for Safe Access, is an innovative training and certification program that is calibrating the medical cannabis industry for excellence. The program provides components for operators, legislators, and regulators to promote the adoption of safe and reasonable industry standards and regulations from seed to consumption. As a leader in medical cannabis education since 2002, PFC staff have trained thousands of medical cannabis providers, patients, caregivers and practitioners. Join us to learn more about what PFC is and how both medical cannabis businesses and consumers can benefit.

This webinar is an introduction to the PFC program and was recorded live on May 3, 2017. It was hosted by Jahan Marcu, Ph.D., Americans for Safe Access Chief Science Officer and PFC Auditor.

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What is PFC? Webinar

This webinar is an introduction to the Patient Focused Certification program and was recorded live on May 3, 2017. It was hosted by Jahan Marcu, Ph.D., Americans for Safe Access Chief Science Officer and Patient Focused Certification Auditor.

Dr. Jahan Marcu talks sports and safety on 98 Rock Baltimore

ASA's chief scientist Dr. Jahan Marcu being interviewed by Justin, Scott and Spiegel on 98 Rock Baltimore about sports medicine, Maryland's medical cannabis program, and how to set cannabis standards.

California and Congress Hangout

The future of medical cannabis in California has a lot to do with what happens in Congress this year. Find out what is on the horizon and what you can do about it.

State of the States Report Review

Join us February 4, 2016 at 6:00pm ET with ASA's Executive Director Steph Sherer, Mike Liszewski ASA's government affairs director and with medical cannabis patients from across the country as we discuss and answer questions about ASA's latest report, “Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws”.

California Legislature Wrap Up 2015

Find out which bills made it through the state legislature, which ones may be back next year, and what the Governor is likely to do now. ASA California Director, Don Duncan talked about the bills and why they matter for patients, providers, and other medical cannabis stakeholders.

TTAMC- Regulations in California

Efforts to license and regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in California have more momentum than ever before. After years of delay, the Legislature is on track to adopt bills that and both good and bad for patients. ASA California Director Don Duncan discussed what's fueling this new enthusiasm and what the likely outcomes would be.

Sanjay Gupta WEED 3 Response

ASA hosted a Google Hangout on April 20th at 7 PM in response to Dr. Sanjay Gupta's WEED 3 documentary. The discussion featured: Steph Sherer, founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, Dr. Sue Sisley, renown medical cannabis researcher and participant in WEED 3, Matthew Kahl, a combat veteran and Horticulture Director of Operation Grow 4 Vets, and Jahan Marcu PhD, ASA's Senior Science Advisor.

Sanjay Gupta WEED 2 Response

ASA hosted a Google Hangout, March 12th at 8pm EDT, featuring AHP director Roy Upton, ASA scientific advisory board member Dr. Jahan Marcu and others. This newly compiled scientific information on epilepsy and medical marijuana comes as CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired a follow-up documentary to last year's "Weed," both of which feature children whose parents use cannabis to help treat rare and sever forms of epilepsy unresponsive to medication.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Response

Americans for Safe Access hosted a LIVE Google Hangout Sunday after Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN Documentary "WEED" aired. We discussed issues raised in Sanjay Gupta's documentary and more. Dr. Alan Shakelford, Matt and Paige Figi ( from the CNN documentary), as well as Dr. Sunil Aggarwal and Huffington Post DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim where a few of the guests on the hangout. 

Marijuana as a Botantical Medicine

Watch our live Google Hangout to hear from a panel of experts including AHP Executive Director Roy Upton, RH, Dayu; Professor Lyle Craker, PhD, of University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Dr. Michelle Sexton, ND, and Dr. Jahan Marcu, PhD, of the Americans for Safe Access Multidisciplinary Scientific Advisory Board on the significance of the Cannabis monograph and the new PFC certification program.

Reaction to Leahy Hearing on Marijuana

Less than two weeks after the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum on how it intends to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized its use, the Senate Judiciary Committee held unprecedented hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 focusing in part on the details of that enforcement plan. Medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) hosted a Google Hangout following the hearings on Tuesday to discuss the reaction to the testimony.