This course introduces and examines both the endocannabinoid system as well as the pharmacology of cannabis. The course begins by identifying the differences between sativa, indica, and hybrid cannabis strains in order to understand what works best for various health issues. Special emphasis will be on the mechanics of cannabinoid receptors, and the effect of endocannabinoids on body systems. Topics covered include drug actions, dose-response relations, pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, drug metabolism, drug interaction, and toxicity agents.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 0, Credits – 3