With the small amount of proper research provided online about marijuana, many are left in confusion about the highly debated plant. For many years, cannabis was taboo in most settings, but now a medical school in Vermont is taking the reigns on researching the drug, and simply showing the science. The class filled up quickly, and the professors even had to expand the classroom size after many students showed interest. The class will cover things like cannabinoid chemistry, chemicals in marijuana, physiological effects of the drug, and even the historical and political side of cannabis.
“What we’re trying to do with this course is to sort of demystify this whole subject matter, to try to treat this like any other drug, like alcohol or amphetamines or opioids,” said Vermont pharmacology professor Wolfgang Dostmann. “Just demystify the whole thing and say what it is, what is going on with it, how does it work.”