Dr. Jahan Marcu: Science-Based Cannabis Education Is Essential

By Jesse Carpender for Cashinbis

Commercialization of cannabis has increased the need for quality control and science-based education within the industry. The Patient Focused Certification Program, a project of Americans for Safe Access, aims to address both of these needs.

Jahan Marcu, Ph.D., has helped set worldwide standards for the cannabis industry as director for the Patient Focused Certification Program. Dr. Marcu is also Chief Scientific Officer for Americans for Safe Access. He serves on the board of directors of the International Association for Cannabinoids as Medicine (IACM). He received his Ph.D. for significant contributions to the study of the structure and function of the CB1 receptor, and the role of the endocannabinoid system in bone.

For Marcu, science-based education is essential to cannabis businesses.

“Consistency and quality of information is a liability for operations if staff are providing information to patients that is not based in scientific literature,” he said.