Cheeba Africa

CANNABIS 101 R1,100

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

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Section 1: An Ancient Plat 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
Minor Cannabinoids
Terpenes and the Entourage Effect
Video: Dr. Jake Felice Discusses Terpenes
Cannabis Tolerance
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
Getting Started
Set and Setting
Drug Interactions
Biphasic Effect
Basic Dosing Protocol
Find Your CBD/THC Ratio
Reading Product Labels
A Final Note About Potency

Section 7: Dosing
Dosing Protocol

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

Section 9: Additional Resources



(Cannabis 101 + Cannabis Industry 101)

 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.

Our 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.

Course duration of the self learning course is approximately 20 hours depending on your pre-existing knowledge plus 8 hours of Zoom classes. 

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

Meet Your Instructors


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.


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.  

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.


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.

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. 

What others say about this course

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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