Next course start dates in 2024:
7th March 2024
9th May 2024
1st August 2024
31st October 2024
Zoom Class subjects:
Week 1: Industry Overview (Lecturer: Chris Jay - Cannabis Promoter)
About the cannabis industry, its structure, strengths / weaknesses / threats and opportunities.
Week 2: Cannabis as a Lifestyle & Cannabis Clubs (Lecturer: Marleen Theunissen - Cradlestoned Quality Solutions)
Why people use cannabis. Responsible cannabis use. Cannabis products and usage. Different delivery methods -inhalation, ingestion, topicals and extracts. Cannabis Clubs & Dispensaries. Budtender role & responsibilities.
Week 3: Compliance & Regulation, Extraction (Lecturers: Compliance & Regulation - Jeff Verlinden - Separations | Extraction - Storm Kenmuir - House of Extractions)
Overview of South Africa's cannabis compliance & regulatory landscape. Introduction to extraction methods and techniques.
Week 4: Growing (Lecturer: Daz Jacobsen)
Understanding the Cannabis plant. Growing - from seed to bud, genetics, extraction, indoor vs outdoor.
For more details on the lecturers please click here
Before we start...
Cannabis Legislation in South Africa
1.1 Getting started
1.2 Why do I want to grow?
1.3 What am I going to grow?
2.1 Where am I going to grow: indoors or outdoors?
2.2 What about security?
2.3 When am I going to grow?
3.1 How am I going to grow?
3.2 What tools and equipment do I need?
Module 2 Prepare Part 1
1.1 What am I growing? The Botany of the Cannabis Plant
2.1 Basic Plant Structure
2.2 Sexing Cannabis Plants
3.1 Life cycle of Cannabis (Male and Female)
3.2 Plant chemistry
Module 2 Prepare Part 2
4.1 When am I growing?
4.2 How am I growing?
5.1 Where am I growing?
Outdoor growing: getting started
Module 3 Plant
3.1 The growing stages of Cannabis
3.2 How to plant Cannabis
3.3 Seed germination
3.4 The Cannabis seedling
Module 4 Nurture and Maintain
4.1 The Vegetative and Flowering stages of Cannabis
The Vegetative growth stage
The Flowering stage
4.2 Maintenance and Techniques
4.4 Stress, Pests, Fungi and Diseases
4.5 Nutrient deficiencies
4.6 Nutrient excesses
Module 5 Harvest and Use
5.1 Trichomes: What are they and why are they important?
5.2 Harvest preparation
5.3 The Pre-harvest process (Step by Step)
5.4 The Harvesting Process (Step by Step)
5.5 Manicure, dry, cure and store (Step by Step)
5.6 Reveg your Cannabis plant (Step by Step)
5.7 Extraction and Use
5.8 An introduction to methods of extraction
Dean van Schalkwyk
Dean is the Director of Marijuana SA, one of South Africa's premier grow stores. He has been growing for over 10 years and is a subject matter expert in Cannabis growing with deep knowledge on indoor home growing and the equipment needed. He also hosts a successful show on their Youtube channel with his hombre Andrew Forte. Dean will take you through all the apparatus and share tips and tricks needed to ensure you optimise your indoor home grow.
Jordyn is the founder of the South African genetics company Green Smoke Room Seeds. The company was established over 10 years ago with the vision of taking the pride of African Cannabis genetics to the rest of the world. They have grown to be one of the largest seed banks globally, stocking >15 000 strains, from more than 130 breeders globally. They have their African inspired range of Cannabis genetics and are considered to be one of top genetics companies on the continent. Jordyn will take you through tips and tricks for germination and highlight what to look for in good quality seeds.
Cuban Zulu - aka Kwanda Mtetwa, is a connoisseur grower based in Johannesburg who is building a reputation as one of South Africa’s finest quality boutique growers. He has traveled extensively learning from some of the world's finest growers and brings this expansive knowledge to the course where he shares his methods and techniques for harvesting, curing and storing Cannabis.
CannaGrowSome - aka Nevironn Felix is a backyard grower from Cape Town who has been growing Cannabis successfully for 5 years. He is experienced in both indoor and outdoor growing and will take you through growing Cannabis on a budget. He is also passionate about using Cannabis as a food source and companion planting which he will introduce you too in his video.
Natie's (Tamatie - 'Growing Master Growers') 18 years of experience in the green industry as a beautifier, project manager and producer has brought him to the place where horticulture and agriculture meet. He has extensive knowledge and experience of farming and growing Cannabis and is a driving force in the industry. He is a founding member and treasurer of the Cannabis Industrial Development Cooperative of the Western Cape (CIDC WC) as well as founding member and chairman of the Association of Compassion (AOC) and runs Tamatie, a company that we have partnered with to teach advanced growing. See our advanced courses: Advanced Grow Workshop and Commercial Cannabis Cultivation.
Merge his instinctive understanding of the Cannabis plant in all its phases with his knowledge and green fingers, and you have a deep source of Cannabis know-how. He takes you through the ins and outs of outdoor growing from his beautiful small holding in Paarl just outside of Cape Town