MEDICAL CANNABIS 2-DAY COURSE – for Healthcare Professionals


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WHERE: Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch

A two-day, integrative, evidence-based course on medical cannabis and its safe, ethical, and effective use in clinical practice. This CPD-accredited, in-person course is open to traditional health practitioners, health and allied health professionals, pharmacists, nursing and veterinary professionals. No previous experience with medical cannabis or herbal medicine is required. Limited to 40 delegates.

Course is accredited with 25 CPD points, including 4 Ethics points, by HPCSA. Course is accredited with 25 CPD points by SAVC.




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for Healthcare Professionals

“The potential of this plant extends beyond its promising medical applications, and into creating communities of healing and trust built on a shared respect for what plant medicine has to offer. This is a call to all healers. Come together and unite. Share your knowledge. It is time to heal ourselves, our loved ones, our fellow South Africans, our animals, and our beautiful country.” – Karen Niszl, Veterinarian, Course Facilitator

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 and economics. Therapeutics will include: first-aid use, primary healthcare, anxiety, pain, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, glaucoma, epilepsy, asthma, ADHD, CNS trauma, ASD, 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
Gaynor Grace – medical doctor
Karen Niszl – veterinarian
Ramon ‘Brother Ben’ Adams – Cape bush doctor
Nicole Rabie – medical doctor
Caren Hauptfleisch – phytotherapy practitioner

Date: 13 & 14 November 2021
Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch (website)

Accommodation: TBC

Cost: R3000
Sponsorship is available. Please email us with your motivation.
Cost includes:
Access to online course, access to professional online community, CPD accredited certificate of completion, 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.


“The weekend course was both insightful and inspiring. It was incredibly helpful to hear perspectives I’d otherwise never have been exposed too – especially from the traditional healers.” – Sean Willard – Pharmacist, Rethink Representative

“The course was very informative with a thorough sharing of Cannabis science and literature, as well as perspectives from various medical practitioners. It offered attendees proper guidance on developing our own unique protocols in South Africa, for both western allopathic medical practitioners and those in the complementary medicines, African traditional medicines, and indigenous knowledge practitioners.” – Ras Ramon Benjahman Adams – Cape Bush Doctor

“It was such a privilege to have been part of a collaboration of healers from all backgrounds, sharing knowledge, stories and ideas. If one plant and its uses can bring so many enthusiasts together, I am very excited to see how other plants can guide us into working harmoniously to help large networks of people, animals and the planet!” – Tania Vermeulen – Veterinarian

“As healers we benefit a lot in this course because we only use herbal Cannabis for healing our patients, We didn’t know that with Cannabis you can also make products like oils, etc. So we still need to gain more knowledge about Cannabis.” – Zanele Masombuka – Traditional Healers Organisation



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