Cannabis and Cannabinoids: From Pharmacology to Public Policy
The UCLA Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids is excited to offer an undergraduate course in the new Brain and Behavioral Health minor, out of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, for the Fall 2020 quarter. This course is designed for undergraduates with a psychology, physiology or neuroscience background and graduate students in neuroscience-related programs. The course would be extremely relevant for those considering a career in medical, social science or policy fields. The course fills a niche for students who wish to receive comprehensive didactic information concerning the Cannabis plant and to link this basic information with clinical and societal use of the plant and its extracts. The course goals include:
- Understanding the endogenous cannabinoid system and how THC and CBD function to interact with this system.
- A comprehensive understanding of evidence related to the therapeutic and adverse effects of cannabis and cannabinoids.
- Studying policy issues surrounding the cannabis plant and what is, and has in the past, driving public policies regarding Cannabis.
The course will also provide opportunity for students to do their own research and hone their presentation skills.
Click here for the CCLE link to the course.
Click here for the registrar link to the course.