Applications for Maryland's Medical Cannabis Program Are Now Open, Are You Ready?


Are you prepared to meet Maryland's regulatory requirements? Applications are now open for those seeking licenses to operate as a medical cannabis grower, processor or dispenser in Maryland. The Maryland medical cannabis regulations require Industry professionals meet extensive staff training requirements, the most robust product safety protocols in the country and require local zoning sign-off.

Join us, October 12th from 5:30 – 9:00pm at the Hilton Baltimore for an evening of education and networking.  As leading industry experts dive into how you can adequately prepare for the application process and best practices to meet regulatory requirements. 


  • Dr. Jahan Marcu, Chief Auditor for Patient Focused Certification Program (PFC) and Lead Scientist for Americans for Safe Access (ASA)
  • Kristin Nevedal, Program Director for Patient Focused Certification (PFC)
  • Steph Sherer, Executive Director for Americans for Safe Access (ASA)
  • Rikin Mehta, Senior Deputy Director, Health Regulation & Licensing Administration (DOH)
  • Dawn Marie Merrill, LPN and Member of the Maryland Chapter for Safe Access


  • 5:30 – 6:00pm - Opening Reception
  • 6:15 – 7:00pm - Local Zoning, Application Process and PFC Resources
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm - Best Practices and Quality Standards
  • 7:30 – 8:00pm - What is Patient Focused Certification
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm - Industry Training Teaser 


Our experienced staff members have over a dozen years’ experience working in implementing medical cannabis laws nationwide and have helped to develop and improve laws at both the local and state level. The PFC training and education program prepares individuals to learn and understand state and local regulations, as well as the required safety and operational protocols. PFC training is currently licensed by the Department of Public Health in the District of Columbia as a mandatory training for all staff working in the DC medical cannabis program. Additionally, PFC has been awarded a contract with the State of Maryland to train all compliance inspectors for the State’s medical cannabis program.  Click here to learn more about PFC.


  • $75 per person
  • $125 for Two 

Click here to Register Today! 


* purchase price is applicable towards any future PFC services!