2021-2022 Catalog

BIO-134 The Biology of Cannabis

An exploration of the early history, evolution, taxonomy, genetics, and biology of Cannabis, including its biochemistry, and methods of extraction and analysis of biologically active compounds. Special attention is paid to interactions of plant derived cannabinoids and their secondary metabolites with the human endocannabinoid system and to their known pharmacological effects on the brain and body. Clinical case studies and reviews of the biomedical literature are used to explore the current scientific understanding of the psychoactive and therapeutic effects of specific cannabis chemovars, and to weigh the beneficial and adverse effects of acute and chronic consumption. Skills prerequisites: ENG 020 and ENG 090. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Cannabis Industry Certificate program.




Skills: ENG-020 Skills: ENG-090

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