Marijuana: What Is It?
Explore the science of marijuana and apply knowledge to current societal debates. Views cannabis through the lens of history, with focus on biologically active molecules and the endogenous cannabinoid system affecting diverse aspects of brain function. Considers current attitudes and use patterns in the United States, comparing what science tells us about its potential for medical use and consequences of unrestricted recreational use. Scientific background is applied by engaging local experts on medical, legal, societal, and policy implications*. Prior completion of Neuroscience 101/Psychology 106 or Neuroscience 102/Psychology 107 strongly encouraged. Instructor: Kuhn.
* This course also counts as an "intersection elective". (Note: all Neuroscience majors must fulfill the requirement for 5 electives; thus, while this course counts for two curriculum requirements for AB majors, 5 different electives courses are required.)