Win a Cannabis 101 Fundamentals Course Worth R2 900

If you are interested in being a part of one of the most meaningful and fastest-growing industries on the planet, you need to learn the fundamentals of cannabis and how the industry works.

Cheeba Africa has announced the launch of the Cheeba Cannabis Academy. The Cannabis Fundamentals 101 bundle package is a hybrid of online e-learning and online class contact time through Zoom. Students get to sign up to our online Cannabis 101 course as well as attend our Cannabis Industry 101 online evening classes, once a week for 4 weeks.  This blended learning experience offers students the opportunity to ask questions, interact and network.  Class sizes are limited to 20 students to ensure personalised attention.      


The Cannabis 101 online course covers general information about Cannabis, the basic science of “why” cannabis works with our own endocannabinoid system, differences between CBD and THC, the law and types of products that are available:

Section 1 History
A. Early History of Cannabis
Graphic: Cannabis through the ages
B. Cannabis in the West
C. South African Prohibition and History 
Graphic: Schedule Chart
D. Medical Cannabis Today

Section 2 Legal Landscape
A. Overview of Cannabis laws and regulations

Section 3 The Endocannabinoid System
A. Discovering the ECS
B. Quick links for the Scientist
Video: The Scientist
A. The Endocannabinoid System
Video: Dr Jake Felice Discusses the ECS
Graphic: Some of the Health benefits of Marijuana
B. Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior

Section 4 Cannabinoids and Terpenes
A. Minor Cannabinoids
 Graphic: Cannabinoid Guide
Graphic: Treatment Guide
B. Terpenes and the Entourage Effect
Graphic: Terpene Chart
Video: Dr. Jake Felice Discusses Terpenes
C. Cannabis Tolerance
D. Cannabinoids and Opioids
Graphic: Opioid Crisis Statistics
Graphic: Causes of Death by Drug

Section 5 Ailments
A. Anxiety, Cancer, Epilepsy
B. GI, Sleep, Migraine
C. Neuro, Pain, PTSD

Section 6 Delivery Systems for Cannabis
A. Smoking and Vaporizing
B. Joints, Water Pipes and Bongs
C. Edibles, Tinctures, Topicals
Graphic: Know your edibles
Graphic: Method of Delivery
Dosing for Inexperienced Patients
A. Getting Started
B. Set and Setting
C. Drug Interactions
D. Biphasic Effect
E. Basic Dosing Protocol
F. Find Your CBD/THC Ratio
G. Reading Product Labels
H. A Final Note About Potency

Section 8 Medical Myth and Facts
Gateway Theory
Impaired Motivation
Lung Damage

The weekly online classes cover the following subjects:

Week 1: Industry OverviewAbout the cannabis industry, its structure, strengths / weaknesses / threats and opportunities.  History of cannabis in South Africa and the current legal landscape.  

Week 2: GrowingUnderstanding the Cannabis plant. Growing – from seed to bud, genetics, extraction, indoor versus outdoor.  

Week 3: MedicalThe science of Cannabis and our endocannabinoid system. Addressing Cannabis myths and fears with science. Cannabis and health – CBD, safe Cannabis use, proper dosing protocols.

Week 4: Cannabis as a LifestyleIntegrating Cannabis into your lifestyle in a responsible way, health and balance, sustainability. Cannabis products and usage, different delivery methods of ingestion such as cooking, topicals and extracts.


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