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ASA trains medical cannabis professionals

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More than forty medical cannabis advocates attended this weekend’s “Putting Patients First” training in Pasadena, California. This innovative new ASA training is designed to teach important professional skills for those in the field of medical cannabis. The standing-room-only crowd at the MCC Directory building in Pasadena learned about the bio-psycho-social model of health care from Dr. Amanda Reiman. Dr. Reiman is currently the Director of Research for Berkeley Patients Group, a lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, and the Chairwoman of the Medical Cannabis Commission for the city of Berkeley. Trainees also explored the evolving political and legal issues surrounding the field.

The training is part of ASA’s commitment to building skills in our grassroots base – a cornerstone of our ongoing work to protect and expand patients’ rights. Be sure to sign up for email alerts so that you know when the next “Putting Patients First” or other ASA training is scheduled near you. Thanks to Liz McDuffie and the team at the MCC Directory for hosting the training!

Valley Collective Steps Up



A San Fernando Valley collective is recruiting its members in the effort to sponsor ASA’s new training for medical cannabis professionals. The staff and operators at Buds and Roses in Studio City are asking patients to help sponsor “Putting Patients First,” and it seems like it is working. They have already collected half of the money they need to sponsor the new training program in their counter-top donation jar. Thanks, Buds and Roses!



ASA will host the second-ever “Putting Patients First” training on Saturday, April 9, at the Medical Cannabis Caregivers Directory in Pasadena. This ASA certified training is highly participatory, fast moving, and a lot of fun. A new section on Treating the Whole Patient, builds competency and awareness for students to better understand the unique challenges that patients face in daily living through a greater awareness of how physical, psychological, and emotional health conditions affect patients functioning. This is the most relevant and comprehensive training in the field. Sign up now to save on the registration fee.

Can your collective or business help promote or sponsor the event? Perhaps sponsor patients or staff to attend? ASA will acknowledge your generosity, and you can feel good knowing you are helping build the field of well-trained medical cannabis professionals in Southern California. Visit the ASA website, email info@safeaccessnow.org, or call toll free for information: (888) 929-4367.

See you on April 9th in Pasadena!