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sara payan: public education officer

Sara Payan is The Apothecarium’s Public Education Officer; she is also an award-winning public speaker, public policy advocate and writer. Payan teaches a regular series of cannabis education classes at The Apothecarium that are free and open to the public. She regularly gives tours of The Apothecarium to physicians and other health care providers -- and has been invited to speak to clinicians at major health systems and hospitals. Her experience as a stage III colon cancer survivor and her civil rights background fueled her passion for about creating safe access to cannabis through education. Payan created and taught the first cannabis education workshop series for City College of San Francisco’s Continuing Education program. She is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Critical Psychology. She is also a writer for Cannabis Now.