Cheap and affordable medicine starts with cheap and affordable information sessions that are geared towards the general public. The general public do not have R10,000 to pay for a ‘symposium’ with inept speakers for an industry that practically doesn’t exist in South Africa, yet.
You would think at R10,000 a seat that the invitation would resemble something more professional. If this is the quality of their invitation, you can be sure to be disappointed by the quality of the speakers and presentation, even though it will be held in Sandton.
If anything, this event is merely a front to network and meet (if you can pay the coverfee) fellow wealthy and like minded individuals that want to corner the South Africa medical cannabis market and take advantage of an unregulated space. Let’s be frank, there are not really many rules and regulations happening right now and the advantage is in favour to those that can afford the price of networking and adhering to their expensive values.
The MCC should effectively be barred from speaking at events like these where the Hemp Queen aka Dr Ruth Thandeka is now moving from industrial hemp to medical cannabis. Let’s not forget the millions of Rands she has wasted on failed Hemp research in South Africa.
The problem with making things expensive is that you make it exclusive, and that’s the very reason the price is ‘justified’. If you can’t afford this fee, then there’s a sure chance that you can’t afford the Medical Cannabis license fee, or the costly prescribed operational requirements.
Why go to one of these when you can attend webinars with much more qualified speakers for free, or much less?
Most people in South Africa are aware of the medicinal properties of marijuana, but few understand the science behind medical marijuana or what types of patients use it. This is largely because research on medical marijuana has been severely undermined and media portrayals of medical marijuana often lack a serious tone. To combat this lack of awareness Archipax Business Solutions is hosting a symposium on Medical Marijuana… Its Myths, Misinformation & Mechanisms of Control. This conference will consist of three parts. The first part will dive into the core science behind medical marijuana, followed by the emerging science and laws surrounding cannabinol (CBD) the previously ignored component of marijuana that is now taking center stage in many discussions about medical marijuana. Then ends with what consumers need to know about medical cannabis. Be part of this symposium and you will get the chance to meet, connect with, and learn from other patients, providers, activists, medical and legal professionals from around the country, and be part of our continued efforts to change domestic and international policy.
Medical Control Council
National Prosecuting Authority
Department of Agriculture
Department of Health
Medical Intelligencia Research Group
Dr. Marian Tupy (Urologist) Mayo Clinic, Johannesburg – Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Curtis Smith Jr. Strategic Analyst / Communication Consultant Curtis Smith is a graduate from the University of Minnesota USA with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and television production and a minor in criminal justice. He is an internationally based strategic analyst / communication consultant.
Dr. Thandeka Kunene, Founder and CEO, House of Hemp.