Our Cannabis 101 course contains general information about Cannabis, the basic science of “why” Cannabis works with our own Endocannabinoid system, differences between CBD and THC (you don’t have to get high to use the healing properties of the plant), the law and types of products that are available. For example, did you know you can find pain relief from a topical which is applied to the skin? You don’t even have to smoke Cannabis to get relief and there are many other ways to medicate. This course will help you understand the basics. Everything from the history of the plant, terpenes, dosing and the science behind why cannabis works for so many ailments.
The course includes video testimonials from scientists and medical experts, infographics, and additional visuals to support the written content. Any individual wanting to learn more about the science of cannabis will find the course valuable.
Course duration is approximately 20 hours depending on your pre-existing knowledge.
Section 1: An Ancient Plant for Modern Illnesses
Early History of Cannabis
Cannabis in the West
South African Prohibition and History
Medical Cannabis Today
Section 2: Legal Landscape
Overview of Cannabis laws and regulations
Section 3: The Endocannabinoid System
Discovering the ECS
Video: The Scientist
The Endocannabinoid System
Video: Dr Jake Felice Discusses the ECS
Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior
Section 4: Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Terpenes and the Entourage Effect
Video: Dr. Jake Felice Discusses Terpenes
Cannabinoids and Opioids
Section 5: Clinical Practice
Anxiety | Cancer | Epilepsy
GI | Sleep | Migraine
Neuro | Pain | PTSD
Section 6: Delivery Systems for Cannabis
Smoking and Vaporizing
Joints, Water Pipes and Bongs
Edibles, Tinctures, Topicals
Dosing for Inexperienced Patients
Set and Setting
Basic Dosing Protocol
Find Your CBD/THC Ratio
Reading Product Labels
A Final Note About Potency
Section 7: Dosing
Section 8: Medical Myth and Facts
Section 9: Additional Resources
Our Cannabis Fundamentals 101 Bundle Course is a more immersive, hybrid version of the Cannabis 101 Course with online class contact time through Zoom added to the online e-learning part.
You 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 you 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.
Course duration of the self learning course is approximately 20 hours depending on your pre-existing knowledge plus 8 hours of Zoom classes.
ZOOM CLASS SUBJECTS:
Week 1: Industry Overview
About the cannabis industry, its structure, strengths / weaknesses / threats and opportunities.
Week 2: Cannabis as a Lifestyle & Cannabis Clubs
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: Legal & Extraction
Overview of South Africa's cannabis legal landscape. Introduction to extraction methods and techniques.
Week 4: Growing
Understanding the Cannabis plant. Growing - from seed to bud, genetics, extraction, indoor vs outdoor.
Amy, Cheeba Africa's Marketing & Academic Coordinator, is the one who holds it all together during classes and is your point of contact for any administrative questions.
Instructor: Amy Ludidi (Pharmacy Assistant)
Amy has been a Pharmacy Assistant for over 10 year and has previously worked at a CBD edibles company. She has a huge passion for all things Cannabis and truly believes in the power of the plant.
This class will teach you the ins and outs of the cannabis industry, its structure, the different industry segments and the strengths / weaknesses / threats and opportunities of the African cannabis industry.
Instructor: Lourie Campher - 9th Wave
Lourie is a co-founder of 9th Wave, a company specialising in recruitment & procurement for the African medicinal cannabis & hemp industry. He has over 10 years experience in advertising and marketing and is trying desperately to perfect his golf swing.
CANNABIS AS A LIFESTYLE & CANNABIS CLUBS
This class explores the reasons why people use cannabis, responsible cannabis use and cannabis products. We unpack different delivery methods -inhalation, ingestion, topicals & suppositories and explore edibles, beverages and the type of extracts used in each product. The second half of the class explores the Cannabis Club landscape in South Africa in more detail.
Instructor: Marleen Theunissen (Fields of Green for All)
Marleen is a teacher by profession and the Operations Manager at Fields of Green for All, where she ensures that the machine that supports the non-profit organization's fight for the re-legalization of Cannabis in South Africa is always well oiled. She has a great passion for Cannabis and deep knowledge around the current Club landscape in South Africa.
AN INTRODUCTION TO GROWING
In this class you will gain an understanding of the botany of the cannabis plant and we take you through the growing process from seed to bud. We talk genetics, indoor versus outdoor, pest management and unpack the tools needed to grow.
Instructor: Dean van Schalkwyk - Marijuana SA
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. He also hosts a successful show on their Youtube channel with his hombre Andrew Forte.
THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE
This class unpacks the ever changing South Africa's cannabis legal landscape and explores the differences between hemp, recreational, medicinal cannabis regulation.
Instructor: Brett Pollack - Legálese
Brett is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa who specialises in the South African cannabis industry.
Having previously served a term as a judicial clerk of the Constitutional Court, he also has a passion for and experience in human rights and constitutional law.
The cannabis extraction industry has exploded over the last few years and this class will take you through all the different extraction methods, techniques and the results gained from each method.
Instructor: Storm Kenmuir - House of Extractions
Storm is the founder of House of Extractions which is a boutique extraction company. He is a cannabis enthusiast with deep knowledge on extraction techniques and methods.
When not extracting he can be found playing guitar on sandy beaches.
I really enjoyed this course and I learnt so much! I would highly recommend this course to anybody wanting to broaden their knowledge in the cannabis industry. The course was presented very professionally. Thank you to everybody involved! Hoping to cross paths again in the near future.
- Matthew Smith, Aug 2020 -
At first I was sceptical about enrolling for the course, but after the first lesson I was hooked. Enjoyed the course it clarified a lot of things that we were falsely taught about Cannabis. Cheeba Africa is really doing a phenomenal work by making such knowledge available. I would highly recommend it, thank you.
- Bongani Mogari, Sep 2020 -
The Cheeba team has put together a straight to the point, fact-based and insight rich course - no waffling just straight up facts! I would recommend this course as a starting point for anyone interested in the world of cannabis.
- Nyiko Maluleke, Sep 2020 -
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