Medical Cannabis Training in Sacramento Oct 17-21 Educates Regulators and Cannabis Industry Leaders on Industry Standards, Safety

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — Starting on Monday, October 17th and running through October 21st, industry experts from Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will hold a training program for medical cannabis growers, manufacturers, retailers and regulators to educate them on the many components of the medical cannabis industry. The training will be held on-site at the Sutter Square Galleria, in Sacramento, CA, and for the first time, include remote training options for those who want to take the training but can not travel to Sacramento.

The Patient Focused Certification (PFC) program is a third-party certification program for the medical cannabis industry that provides tools to promote the adoption of industry safety standards and regulations, from the growth of the cannabis plant to its consumption. PFC standards are based on those issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) Cannabis monograph, making PFC the only training program of its kind.

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The week-long training in Sacramento will use a combination of lecture and hands on exercises to provide a professional credential for professionals working in the cannabis industry. During this 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. 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 as well as pesticide use guidance, sustainability considerations, preparation for internal and external audits and more.

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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 that was developed through 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.

“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.”

For reporters interesting in learning more, or attending the Sacramento training, please contact Anna Zuccaro at 914-523-9145 or by email at [email protected].