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Medical Cannabis for Healthcare Professionals

1 Clinical Point Scholarships Available Only R 3 392.50 (incl VAT)


Cannabis has a long history of recorded medical use, dating back to 2900 BCE. The plant contains several active compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, that have been studied for their medicinal properties. This course provides an overview of the most important active compounds found in the plant and the clinical research that supports the medical use of cannabis. It reviews the various dosage forms and delivery systems, discusses appropriate dosing and titration, and outlines potential side effects and relative contraindications of cannabis.

Who Should Enrol

Healthcare Professionals

Course Design

This is an online course. Material is presented in the form of digital reading material. Participants have access to all available materials for a period of 12 months from enrolment in the course.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Comparing Cannabinoids
  • The Endocannabinoid System
  • Dosage Forms
  • Administration Methods
  • Current Evidence for Integrating Cannabis into Clinical Practice
  • Conditions for Which There is Sufficient or Conclusive Evidence of Efficacy
  • Other Conditions
  • Recommendations for Integrating Cannabis into Clinical Practice
  • Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Safety, and Side Effects
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Cannabis
  • Safety and Side Effects
  • COMPASS Study
  • Driving After Cannabis Use and Reducing Other Risks
  • Dosing Guidance
  • Cultivars
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Production Process
  • Pre-Release Testing
  • Assessment
  • Conclusion
  • References


Participants are assessed by means of a multiple-choice questionnaire following completion of the course content.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for 3 Clinical CEU’s


To qualify for a CPD certificate of completion participants should successfully complete the online assessment process.

Course Fee

R 2 950.00 (excluding of VAT)

Scholarships available. Please e-mail africainfo@canopygrowth.com for more info.



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