Patient Focused Certification, PFC is an innovative new program that is calibrating the medical cannabis industry for excellence. Comprehensive and flexible, PFC is what patients, healthcare providers, companies, and regulators can depend on to identify reliable, high-quality medical cannabis products and services.
PFC addresses product and distribution safety in the medical cannabis industry. The program provides components for operators, legislators and regulators to promote the adoption of safe and reasonable industry standards and regulations from seed to consumption.
Our third-party certification program for the medical cannabis industry is based on quality standards for medical cannabis products and businesses issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) Cannabis monograph. PFC Certification and professional training is available in all medical cannabis states including the District of Columbia.
Setting the Standards
- Bringing operation and product standards to the medical cannabis industry
- Educating medical cannabis providers in the areas of law, regulation and best practices
- Providing regulators with attainable standards for medical cannabis businesses
- Verifying highest standards of quality and safety for consumers
What is PFC?
PFC offers third-party certification and support services to companies cultivating, manufacturing, analyzing or distributing medical cannabis products and is the nation’s only certification program based upon the AHPA and AHP standards.Learn More
Our standards were developed in two parts: 1. AHPA Recommendations to Regulators & 2. The AHP Monograph & Therapeutic Compendium for Cannabis. PFC companies are compliant with state & local regulations, AHPA & AHP standards.Learn More
Available to cannabis companies in states with medical cannabis and/or legal adult use laws in place. PFC is designed to show the commitment of cannabis companies to providing quality care and standards to patients and/or consumers.Become Certified
All PFC companies are required to adhere to these rigid quality standards. Certification includes compliance inspections, ongoing monitoring, regulatory updates, staff training and an independent complaint process for consumers.