A new nationwide program called Patient Focused Certification (PFC) has recently certified two Arizona medical marijuana businesses and one in New Mexico.
Americans for Safe Access, or ASA, put together the PFC program so that there would be a non-profit, third party group to certify medical marijuana quality being produced and sold for consumer use in the United States.
The first dispensary in Arizona to get the PFC is Harvest of Tempe. While the first medical marijuana lab testing facility to get the PFC is AZ Med Testing. The New Mexicann dispensary in Santa Fe was the first New Mexico business to receive the PFC.
Last month, a New York Times columnist wrote about her terrible experience after ingesting a marijuana edible in Colorado. PFC hopes to make instances like these a thing of the past through rigorous testing and proper labeling. Although it’s going to take a long time before they are able to certify each and every dispensary across the country, it is certainly a step in the right direction.