Events ASA Calendar of Advocacy Events

Aug 28

PFC California Tour

  • August 28, 2016 2:00 PM

Cannabis Regulations Don’t Have to Be a BuMMeR: 

PFC’s Cannabis Regulation Demystification Tour

 

With the passage of Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), California’s medical cannabis industry is now moving into a state licensing program. Voters will also be deciding on yet another major regulatory bill, Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) in November. Both laws include robust product safety protocols as well as a new licensing program.

Patient Focused Certification, a project of Americans for Safe Access is hosting an educational tour for the California medical cannabis industry to help demystify the regulations that will come from Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMMR) and give practical advice for business to meet and exceed these requirements.

Whether you are currently a part of the medical cannabis industry or hoping to apply for a medical cannabis license this event is for you! 

Attendees will learn the general regulatory requirements for manufacturing, cultivation, dispensing, and laboratory operations as well as operating procedures, policies, and training recommended for each operation. PFC staff will demystify regulatory inspection, help you prepare your business and provide practical steps to reduce company liability with the industry's industry best practices.

Agenda:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Trends in cannabis industry regulations nationwide
  • Impact of MMRSA and the AUMA on California’s medical cannabis industry
  • Preparing for Regulatory Compliance

Schedule:

  • Hopland: August 28th, 2-5 pm, Emerald Pharms, 13771 U.S. 101, Hopland, CA 95449
  • Sacramento: August 29th, 6-9 pm, Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 St K, Sacramento, California 95816
  • San Jose: August 30th, 6-9 pm
  • Monterey/Santa Cruz: August 31st, 6-9 pm
  • Oakland: September 1st, 6-9 pm
  • Humboldt County: September 10th, 2-5 pm 
  • Trinity County: September 11th, 2-5 pm 
  • San Diego: September 12th, 6-9 pm 
  • Los Angeles: September 13th, 6-9 pm 
  • Riverside: September 14th, 6-9 pm
  • Fresno: September 15th, 6-9 pm

* Locations are TBD

Oct 17

Sacramento, CA PFC Training

  • October 17, 2016 12:00 PM
  • Sacramento, CA

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Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the United States. With this increasingly competitive market and ever changing regulations, it has become essential for regulators, industry workers, and employers to stay up-to-date with the latest best practices.  

In order to help you master industry’s best practices for Cultivation, Manufacturing and Distribution, Patient Focused Certification (PFC) will be hosting a PFC Verified Professional (PFCVP) training, October 17-21 in Sacramento, CA. Location TBD.

What You Will Learn

This week-long in-person training will be taught using a combination of lecture and hands on exercises to provide a professional credential for regulators and business professionals working in the cannabis industry. During this training, you will receive a detailed overview of Cannabis as medicine including a history of Cannabis in the U.S., best security practices for cannabis businesses, and the human body’s endocannabinoid system. Additionally, this 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 as well as pesticide use guidance, sustainability considerations, QC/QA & representative sampling protocols, and preparation for internal and external audits.

Why You Should Attend the Training

The National Cannabis Standards, adopted by the PFC program, represent the consensus of the world’s leading experts on cannabis, hemp and botanical product regulations. Having met strict criteria established by the PFC program, individuals can use the PFCVP program to prove they have mastered core industry standards, state laws and regulations, and product safety protocols. PFCVP ensures that you have the skills, expertise and training, necessary to meet regulatory requirements, prepare for internal & external audits, and manage staff.

Benefits

  • Enhance professional credibility
  • Become expert on AHPA and AHP Guidelines
  • Show patients, health practitioners and regulators your investment in the well-being of your patients and/consumers
  • Increase on the job confidence and ability to address compliance issues
  • Demonstrate your knowledge on industry best practices

Who Should Attend the Training

Regulators, cannabis business professionals, companies applying for PFC certification needing to satisfy training requirements, people interested in becoming auditors, and businesses applying for state licenses.

WHY PFC?

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 for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) guidelines and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) Cannabis monograph. As a leader in medical cannabis education since 2002, PFC staff have trained thousands of medical cannabis providers, patients, caregivers and practitioners.

How to Register

Please choose one of the following discounted packages.  You may also sign up for individual classes by purchasing "a la carte" credits.  

Course Descriptions

Class Schedule 

Nov 07

Frederick, Maryland PFC Training

  • November 07, 2016 8:00 AM
  • American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in Frederick, MD

The long awaited Maryland Medical Cannabis Program has finally begun! With the announcement of the Grower licenses, it is time to start thinking about how you can make the best effort in providing clean, safe medicine to the many patients that have waited so long. Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the United States, and with this increasingly competitive market and ever changing regulations, it has become essential for regulators, industry workers, and employers to stay up-to-date with the latest best practices.  

In order to help you master industry’s best practices for Cultivation, Manufacturing and Distribution,Patient Focused Certification (PFC) will be hosting a PFC Verified Professional (PFCVP) training, November 7-10 at A2LA headquarters in Frederick, MD.

What You Will Learn

This 4-day in-person training will be taught using a combination of lecture and hands on exercises to provide a professional credential for regulators and business professionals working in the cannabis industry. During this training, you will receive a detailed overview of Cannabis as medicine including a history of Cannabis in the U.S., best security practices for cannabis businesses, and the human body’s endocannabinoid system. Additionally, this 4-day course will cover PFC’s National Cannabis Standards in the areas of Cultivation and Processing; Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling and Holding; and Distribution (Dispensing) as well as pesticide use guidance, sustainability considerations, QC/QA & representative sampling protocols, and preparation for internal and external audits.

Why You Should Attend the Training

With the start of Maryland’s Medical Cannabis program, you want to start out strong, and set your business above the rest. The National Cannabis Standards, adopted by the PFC program, represent the consensus of the world’s leading experts on cannabis, hemp and botanical product regulations. Having met strict criteria established by the PFC program, individuals can use the PFCVP program to prove they have mastered core industry standards, state laws and regulations, and product safety protocols. PFCVP ensures that you have the skills, expertise and training, necessary to meet regulatory requirements, prepare for internal & external audits, and meet Maryland’s rigorous product safety protocols. 

Benefits

  • Enhance professional credibility
  • Become expert on AHPA and AHP Guidelines
  • Show patients, health practitioners, and regulators your investment in the well-being of your patients and/consumers
  • Increase on the job confidence
  • Demonstrate your knowledge on industry best practices

Who Should Attend the Training

Businesses that have received or are waiting for State licenses, cannabis business professionals, Regulators, companies applying for PFC certification needing to satisfy training requirements, and people interested in becoming auditors.

Why PFC?

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 for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) guidelines and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) Cannabis monograph. As a leader in medical cannabis education since 2002, PFC staff have trained thousands of medical cannabis providers, patients, caregivers and practitioners.


PFC has been awarded a contract with the State of Maryland to train all compliance inspectors for the State’s medical cannabis program. Additionally, PFC currently holds the first government-issued educational permit from the District of Columbia to provide the required staff trainings for the District’s legal medical cannabis providers.

How to Register

Please choose one of the following discounted packages.  You may also sign up for individual classes by purchasing "a la carte" credits. 

Do not miss this opportunity to be one of the first PFC verified businesses in Maryland. Join us November 7-10 at A2LA headquarters in Frederick, MD!

Course Descriptions

Class Schedule

 

Apr 07

National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2017

  • April 07, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, DC

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Mar 23

National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2018

  • March 23, 2018 6:00 PM
  • Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, DC

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