Book Your Spot At The Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course Now!

Marijuana has become a household name, a conversation over dinner and a word that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue at the moment. The industry in South Africa is growing at an incredibly rapid rate with new businesses popping up in all shapes and forms. One thing we’re particularly excited about is the number of people growing their own marijuana, learning, understanding and educating themselves about how this magical plant can help save lives and change the way we look at medicines in the future.

We’ve always been strong advocates of the marijuana industry and finding the right tools to make sure that you have a helping hand in taking the right steps to get ahead in this industry.

With the rise of Medicinal Cannabis taking the headlines of the late, we’ve been chatting to the team from PharmOut about their latest initiative – The Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course which is a 2-day course in Cape Town and JHB. The dates have been set for Cape Town on the 7th and 8th of October while the JHB courses will take place on the 9th & 10th of October.

The Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course

Cape Town Workshop: 

  • The River Club, Cape Town

  • 7th + 8th of October 2019

  • 9 am until 5 pm

  • Prices can be found here and here

  • A certificate will be provided on completion of the course

JHB Workshop:

  • The Protea Hotel, Midrand

  • 9th + 10th October 2019

  • 9 am until 5 pm

  • Prices can be found here

  • A certificate will be provided on completion of the course

The Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course will cover the following topics including:

  • Licensing, permitting and GMP approvals

  • Practical suggestions on workflow requirements for an effective Facility Design

  • Crop management and risks

  • Efficiency in designs, final product packaging

  • Security and safety

  • An overview of GACP / GAP/GDP and more!

Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course

What you will learn

  1. Introduction – market requirements / regulations

  2. Plant botany and plant requirements

  3. Stages of cannabis cultivation and production

  4. Grow / facility design decisions

  5. Lighting & Power

  6. Water & Nutrients IPM – Integrated Pest Management

  7. Genetics, Mother Plants and Clone

  8. Cultivation

  9. Post-Harvest

  10. Staff & Management Safety, Security and Cleanliness

Focus on architectural design options to maximize your cultivation outcomes

  • Facility design: – Indoor vs Greenhouse vs Outdoor

  • Internal considerations: water, electric, neighbors, climate, soil reports, NO drywall , supplemental light, charcoal vs HEPA filter system, GH roof/shade options, floor drains, roof height, flex-space, delivery/shipping, inventory, UVC sterilization, light options, light sensitivity, floor finish, bench/tray design, trellis.

  • Climate: Temperature, Humidity, CO2, VPD, air movement

  • Irrigation: Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Drip, RO systems – TDS, pH, etc

  • Lighting/plant zone– LED, HPS, MH, CMH, greenlight, incandescent

  • Vertical Farm: Systems/considerations

What you will learn in the 1-Day Medicinal Cannabis Training Course

The course will provide participants with an understanding of:

  • Which licencing, GACP, GMP regulatory requirements apply to your specific operations

  • The practical application of the GACP and GMP objectives for facility design, construction and commissioning

  • The requirements of PIC/S, EU GMP and other international GMPs, and its application in the Medicinal Cannabis workplace

Course materials and Training Certificates

  • Participants will receive a copy of the presentation(s), relevant notes and workshop materials.

  • A certificate of completion for each module will be issued to participants who successfully complete the assessment.

Course Assessment

  • A written assessment is conducted at the end of the day.


  • The Medicinal Cultivation Training Course is a combination of lecture-style learning and active practical activities with participants working in small groups on assigned tasks.

Cost of Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course

1-Day Course Price: R4,000.00 + 10% GST per attendee

Prices are per person and include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Register for the Australian, New Zealand or South African Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course: here

If you need any assistance, would like a quote for personalised group training or just have a general training question don’t hesitate to contact PharmOut.

About PharmOut

PharmOut is an international consultancy founded in 2006 which has grown a strong reputation in offering leading GMP compliance, validation, regulatory, engineering and architectural consulting services solutions to the pharmaceutical and life science industries.

PharmOut holds ISO 9001:2015 certification from LQRA and our Quality Management System is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard for the provision of engineering, architectural design and consultancy services.

We aim to give you a competitive advantage by helping you design, build and operate manufacturing facilities that will fully comply with international Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations as issued by regulatory agencies such as the US FDA, EU EMA, CFDA and PIC/S member agencies such as the Australian TGA, New Zealand MedSafe, Singaporean HSA to list a few of the nearly 50 agencies.

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