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Stepwise Academy conducts medicinal cultivation course this Thursday in Lisbon



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A Stepwise Academy will hold its first face-to-face training course, dedicated to the Cultivation of Medicinal Cannabis, this coming Thursday, February 24th, at the VIP Executive Art's Hotel, in Lisbon. The training, given by Natalia Lopez, takes place between 09 am and 18 pm and is aimed at professionals in the medical cannabis industry in Europe, from those directly involved in the cultivation of plants, to those who wish to complement their role in medical cannabis, thereby gaining a comprehensive understanding of the commercial cultivation process.

Natalia Lopez has “extensive experience designing commercial crops, developing production plans, training staff in practical cannabis horticulture, planning R&D trials and managing all aspects of large-scale cultivation sites,” the event’s website says.

According to Aldo Vidinha, CEO of Stepwise, “the aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of cannabis cultivation, from seed to harvest, i.e. from a seed material or clones, to a final dry product. and cured”.

Topics covered will provide a framework for understanding the fundamentals of commercially growing medical cannabis and preparing the team to work with that culture. The course includes a focus on risk mitigation at each stage of the crop growth and optimization cycle in order to maximize yields and avoid unnecessary capital expenditures and avoidable mistakes.

The program of this training includes the following topics:

1. Cannabis 101 – Introduction to the Fundamentals of Cannabis Horticulture
2. Propagation of Cannabis
3. Understanding the Vegetative Cycle
4. Understanding the Flowering Cycle
5. Nutrient Management and Problem Solving
6. Integrated Management of Cannabis Pests and Diseases
7. Harvesting Cannabis Plants
8. Drying and Curing Cannabis
9. Summary + Q&A.

The training is limited to 20 participants, costs €545 + VAT and includes presentation slides, certificate of participation, lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration is open and can be made here. More information can be obtained by emailing or calling +351 214 421 494.

Upcoming Stepwise Academy courses also include Internal and External Quality Audits; Commissioning, Qualification and Validation; Project Management Fundamentals for the Pharmaceutical Industry; and a Workshop on writing and implementing SOPs.



[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]


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With a degree in Journalism from the University of Coimbra, Laura Ramos has a postgraduate degree in Photography and has been a Journalist since 1998. She was a correspondent for Jornal de Notícias in Rome, Italy, and Press Advisor at the Office of the Minister of Education. She has an international certification in Permaculture (PDC) and created the street-art photographic archive “What says Lisbon?” @saywhatlisbon. Laura is currently Editor of CannaReporter and CannaZine, as well as founder and program director of PTMC - Portugal Medical Cannabis. She directed the documentary “Pacientes” and was part of the steering group of the first Postgraduate in GxP's for Medicinal Cannabis in Portugal, in partnership with the Military Laboratory and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon.

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