PFC Dispensary Staff Training

Due to popular demand, ASA will be hosting another 1-Day Dispensary Staff Training in Maryland on Friday, March 24th in Fulton, Maryland. Proper training is imperative to make any medical cannabis program work, and ASA has been training the industry since 2002! This 1-day event will teach you all you need to know to work in any dispensary and includes Maryland-specific legal information you need to know! This is the same training that Maryland regulators who will be inspecting facilities are required to take. 

Training Agenda: PFC Dispensary Staff Certification (Full day)

 10-11am:  Core Cannabis Training: Cannabis as Medicine
The course gives participants an overview of the most current cannabis research, how cannabis works in the body, different varieties of cannabis and cannabinoids, and the various cannabis-based pharmaceuticals currently available.
 11am-Noon:  Core Cannabis Training: Cannabis Business Operations
The course teaches how to deliver the best quality of care to customers, how to handle interactions with Federal Law Enforcement, what to do in an emergency situation, and how to ensure the safety of cannabis products.
 Noon-1pm:  Lunch Break
 1pm-2pm:  Core Cannabis Training: Understanding Cannabis Law
The course is an overview of federal cannabis laws, the history of medical cannabis laws, which states have medical cannabis laws, and the conflict between state and federal laws.
 2-4pm:  Core Cannabis Training: State and Local Legal Compliance
These courses are designed to give individuals a comprehensive foundation of knowledge of the laws pertaining to Cannabis businesses, as well as, the regulations that govern day to day operations. The SSCT course is broken into two components: state and local laws & state and local regulations.
 4-6pm:  National Cannabis Standards Training: Distribution Operations
This course is designed to educate industry professionals about the particulars of compliance specific to the AHPA guidelines. In this guide you will learn the skills necessary to implement Best Management Practices relating to the distribution of cannabis and derived products directly to compliant individuals through storefront operations, delivery services, direct-from-garden operations, and growing co-op operations.


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.

"Establishing training guidelines and programs for dispensary staff has clearly become an urgent national priority."
— Daniele Piomelli, PhD, University of California-Irvine, School of Medicine & Editor-in-Chief Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal.

"I found the class to be helpful to learn about auditing operations and structuring regulatory compliance inspections. I would definitely recommend it."
— Paul Hyland, Program Administrator Delaware Office of Medical Marijuana

Space is limited, reserve your seat today!


March 24, 2017 at 10:00am - 6pm


Office of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law
8171 Maple Lawn Blvd
Suite 200
Maple Lawn, MD 20759
United States
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