MEDICAL CANNABIS COURSE – for healthcare professionals


A two-day, integrative, evidence-based course on medical cannabis and its safe, ethical, and effective use in clinical practice. Open to medical doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, phytotherapists and traditional herbalists. No previous experience with medical cannabis required. Limited to 30 delegates, with 6 tickets allocated to each profession.


Sponsorship: Sponsored tickets are available. Please email us with your motivation.

Venue: River Club Conference Centre, Cape Town. MAP
21 & 22 November 2020
Schedule: Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 9am-3pm

Aim: To present what healthcare professionals need to know about medical cannabis. Empowering healthcare professionals to make sound clinical decisions; provide informed advice and education; support quality products and ethical enterprises; collaborate on essential research; and promote local and national policies that nurture the health and wellbeing of our communities, and the planet too. This course will be followed by further courses on herbal medicine for healthcare professionals.

Topics: Subjects covered include: history of use, legalities, botany, self-medication, traditional medicine, genetics, phytochemistry, pharmacology, side-effects, safety and toxicity, preparations, research, cultivation, economics. Therapeutics will include: first-aid use, primary healthcare, anxiety, pain, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, glaucoma, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, ADHD and ASD, CNS trauma, neoplasia, and neurodegenerative disorders including MS.


  • Integrative – presenting both the traditional wisdom and modern science of cannabis as medicine.
  • Best-evidence based – including published research, clinical experience, and traditional knowledge.
  • Collaborative – delegates with knowledge and expertise are encouraged to contribute.

Jacqui Ramage – pharmacist
Marc Blockman – pharmacologist
Gaynor Grace – medical doctor
Kora Damonse – traditional herbalist
Karen Niszl – veterinarian
Renato Afonso – medical doctor
Jimmy Symmonds – veterinarian

Accommodation: If you are travelling to Cape Town and need assistance with accommodation indicate as such on the form below. Protea Hotel in Mowbray is an 800m walk from the conference venue. Single and double rooms available at special rate for delegates. Contact the hotel on 021 442 5300 or email the reservations manager on (MAP)

Cost includes: Practical materials, handbook, and lunches and teas.
Refund policy: Tickets will be refunded in full if the course is cancelled for any reason. Tickets can be transferred if you cannot attend. Email us to arrange the transfer.

COVID-19:  All requisite COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to. The venue is spacious allowing distancing and outside areas are available for socialising. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please bring your own mask.




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