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Dr. Jahan Marcu

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Dr. Jahan Marcu - Court Qualified Cannabinoid Expert


Jahan Marcu, Ph.D., is the Vice-Chair of the Americans for Safe Access Multidisciplinary Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Marcu is currently investigating the pharmacology of cannabinoid receptors at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. for studying the CB1 receptor, and the role of the endocannabinoid system in bone. Dr. Marcu is also court qualified cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid expert and received the Cannabis Researcher of the Year award for 2012. 

Dr. Marcu is currently the Vice-Chair of the Americans for Safe Access Multidisciplinary Scientific Advisory Board, and blogs about cannabinoids at the Philadelphia Examiner.

Before earning his Ph.D., Dr. Marcu worked at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute studying the anti-cancer properties of compounds from the cannabis plant. The findings were published in the Journal of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

Dr. Marcu is one of the few people in the world who holds the title of “Master of Cannabis” , which he received after accepting an invitation to complete a Masterclass on cannabis, in Holland at the Universities of Leiden and Wageningen. 

Dr. Marcu effectively translates complex scientific concepts to a lay audience and is developing international networks of key cannabis researchers. He has served as a volunteer for Americans for Safe Access (ASA) since 2003 and is currently the vice-chair the ASA Medical and Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Marcu has lectured on the subject of cannabinoid science at Universities, medical cannabis cooperatives, libraries, and high schools. Dr. Marcu is a contributing author and editor of numerous online publications including: projectCBD.org, O'Shaughnessy's: The Journal Of Cannabis In Clinical Practice (beyondthc.com), and the sensible science blog at freedomisgreen.com.  

Dr. Marcu is also a court qualified cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid expert.

A recent scientific publication can be found here:
A recent interview can be found here:
A recent science presentation at a conference can be found here:


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent Temple University or its affiliates.

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