The History and Sociology of Cannabis

Course Number: 69700

Course Description

The focus of this course is on the history of cannabis and its importance from a cultural and socio-economic context. Beginning our exploration from its roots in Asia we will follow the plant in its journey through place and time. Students will cover the cultural, political, economic, religious, and medical evolution of cannabis in ancient and modern society. This course will also provide an introduction to cannabis taxonomy, the medicinal chemistry of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, and its therapeutic, spiritual, and recreational application. Students will learn about the history of cannabis cultivation, the legal history of cannabis, and think critically about the past, present, and future of the plant.

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