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(full time 12-week course +
4-week internship)

This course is designed for anyone wanting an entry point into the cannabis industry and for those in the industry looking to formalise their knowledge.  It covers growing from seed to harvest. Students will learn about the medical benefits of cannabis and how it interacts with our bodies - our medical curriculum is delivered in partnership with our US partner Medical Marijuana 411 - the world leader in medical cannabis training.

We believe in holistic education and the course will also cover the cannabis industry value chain, the ecosphere,  entrepreneurship, project management skills and mindfulness.  We facilitate a blended learning model where we combine in-class training with practical hands on training and e-learning.  

There is no better way to test and solidify ones knowledge than getting hands on in the industry. We place our students in a 4 week internship with a cannabis company to ensure they can expand their knowledge and begin to network in the industry.

Field trips:
The course includes three field trips where we take our students on a cannabis industry outing to experience the coal face of the industry. We have a partnership with Hempvest as well as Druids Garden who are SAHPRA licensed cannabis farms.  This gives our students real time exposure to the workings of an operating cannabis farm.

Our beautiful campus with an indoor growing facility is only 5 mins from Sandton City (Gautrain) and the N1 highway and within walking distance to restaurants and shops.

For our outdoor practical learning we have partnered with the iconic Jazzfarm in Lanseria - 25 minutes from the campus. The Jazzfarm is the home to the world renowned Cannabis activism non-profit organisation Fields of Green for All and Myrtle Clarke from the Dagga Couple and students will spend time there each week getting their hands dirty and honing their growing skills in our grow tunnel and permaculture gardens.

Our course is endorsed by the University of Limpopo / Edupark and on successful completion of the course our students will be awarded with a certificate of completion from the university.
Our Medical content is accredited in several USA states by our Medical Cannabis partner Medical Marijuana 411. 

Minimum entry requirements:
Grade 12 / over 18 years old

2024 Fees:
Full time student living off campus
Upfront: R30,500
Instalments: R32,600

Course fee includes:
All tuition
Industry excursions
Certificate of Completion

Course fee does not include:
Any transport, food or accommodation
Any cost associated with the Internship, including but not limited to accommodation, food or travel expenses at own cost. 

Intake dates for 2024:
21st February
4th June
10th September

Course duration: 12 weeks full time plus 4 weeks internship

Campus information

Our Rivonia campus 

Cheeba Academy campus

The Jazzfarm

Cheeba Academy campus

Our farm partner's facility: Hempvest 


Our farm partner's facility: Druids Garden

Druids Garden SAHPRA Licensed Farm
Druids Garden SAHPRA Licensed Farm
University of Limpopo
Medical Marijuana 411

Enrolling at Cheeba Cannabis Academy has been the beginning of a life changing experience. I have learnt something new every single day and networked with the right people.

Melita Malaka
(Class of April 2021) 

Course syllabus

GROWING: SEED TO HARVEST The Botany of the Cannabis Plant
The Chemistry of the Cannabis Plant
Seeds: Genetics & Strain Selection
Indoor & Outdoor Growing
Companion Planting
The Growing Stages of Cannabis
Growing Methods & Mediums
Maintenance Techniques
Cloning Cannabis
Maximising Quality & Yields
Nutrients: Deficiencies and Excesses
Stress and Diseases
Fungi and Bacteria
Trichomes and the Cannabis Maturity Index
Harvesting Techniques
Curing and Storing Methods
Extraction & Use
Introduction to Permaculture
Introduction to Hydroponics

Industry Structure & Value Chain
Supply Chain Management
Compliance & Regulation
Testing & Extraction
Industrial Farming & Scaling Up
An Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Project Management
The Principles of Marketing
Marketing for the Cannabis Industry
An Introduction to Industrial Hemp
Cannabis Industry Roles and Recruitment

An Ancient Plant for Modern Illnesses
Legal Landscape
The Endocannabinoid System
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Clinical Practice
Delivery Systems for Cannabis
Medical Myth and Facts

Permaculture & Food Security
Food as a Medicine
Cannabis edibles
Soil Science
An Introduction to Indigenous Plant Medicine
An Introduction to Psilocybin and New Age Medicines


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