Dr. Jahan Marcu

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 structure and function of the CB1 receptor, and the role of the endocannabinoid system in bone. 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. He 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. He has been invited to speak on the subject of cannabinoid science at universities, medical cannabis cooperatives, libraries, and high schools. Dr. Marcu is a contributing author and/or editor of several publications including: O’Shaughnessy’s: The Journal Of Cannabis In Clinical Practice (beyondthc.com), projectCBD.org, the West Coast Leaf newspaper, the Philadelphia examiner (www.examiner.com) , and the sensible science blog at freedomisgreen.com. Dr. Marcu is also court qualified cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid expert.