California is one of the places in the U.S. that allows adults to use cannabis both for medical and recreational purposes. Moreover, the state authorities have been making significant steps towards developing the marijuana industry and expanding the rights of weed lovers. Universities in California also stay up-to-date with the state’s cannabis policy: two local schools will soon offer pot-themed classes.
Both Sonoma State University and the University of California at Davis have recently announced that this spring they are going to start marijuana-related college classes. The two universities followed the example of the City College of San Francisco, which announced they would offer a similar course last month.
According to the Davis Enterprise report, the “Physiology of Cannabis” undergraduate course at UC Davis will be available for students of biological sciences and will include a set of important topics: the biology of cannabis, marijuana’s therapeutic values and effects in multiple systems, as well as the plant’s medical effectiveness.
Yu-Fung Lin, Associate Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine, says that the new course is one of the few that include information about the physiology, biology, and medical effects of cannabis.
The Sonoma State University's course will be a one-day program called “Medical Cannabis: a Clinical Focus.” It is designed for experienced health care professionals and will include such topics as dosing and administration, basic information on terpenes and cannabinoids, and legal consequences, according to the North Bay Business Journal.
Many students believe that other Californian universities will soon create their own cannabis-related programs.