Medical Cannabis CPD Course

This course has been developed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients who are considering using medical cannabis as part of their medical treatment plan.

Due to lack of knowledge and the stigmas surrounding cannabis, healthcare professionals are hesitant to discuss treatment options with their patients. This lack of communication between the two parties can lead to the patient self-medicating with no guidance from a healthcare professional.

The evolving legal environment in which cannabis can be used in South Africa further compounds this confusion for both healthcare professionals and patients and this course also provides an overview of medical cannabis in its current legal context in South Africa.

The course is an online self-learning activity with an estimated time to complete the activity of 10 hours

Next course start dates in 2021:
4th February
4th March
1st April
29th April

R2,900.00 Incl. VAT

Class subjects:

Week 1: Industry Overview (Lecturer: Lourie Campher – Ninth Wave Recruitment)
About the cannabis industry, its structure, strengths / weaknesses / threats and opportunities.

Week 2: Growing (Lecturer: Dean van Schalkwyk – Marijuana SA)
Understanding the Cannabis plant. Growing – from seed to bud, genetics, extraction, indoor vs outdoor.

Week 3:┬áLegal & Extraction (Lecturers: Legal – Brett Polack – Leg├ílese | Extraction – Storm Kenmuir – House of Extractions)
Overview of South Africa’s cannabis legal landscape. Introduction to extraction methods and techniques.

Week 4: Cannabis as a Lifestyle (Lecturer: Amy Ludidi – Pharmacy Assistant & Cannabis Enthusiast)
Why people use cannabis. Responsible cannabis use. Cannabis products and usage. Different delivery methods -inhalation, ingestion, topicals and extracts.


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