This course offers a comprehensive study of plant science through the perspective of Cannabis. We cover a wide range of topics such as the basics of botany, the taxonomy of Cannabis, the Indica/Sativa myth, Hemp vs Cannabis and the distinctions between genotype, chemotype and phenotype.
Module One: Cannabis Botany
The purpose of this course is to place cannabis within the broader context of the plant kingdom. Students will gain a basic understanding of the core principles of botany and taxonomy before moving on to explore the major taxonomic differences and traits specific to Cannabis Sp.
Module Two: The True Taxonomy of Cannabis
The purpose of this course is to map Cannabis history, so that we may further understand Cannabis species differentiation. Students will explore the Hemp vs. Cannabis distinction and gain an understanding of all major taxonomic differences and traits specific to Cannabis Sp. This is to prepare students for a deeper discussion of the Cannabis species, Indica and Sativa.
Module Three: Debunking the Indica/Sativa Myth
The purpose of this course is to discuss the widely accepted vernacular, Indica and Sativa, and uncover the scientific truth behind these terms. With the foundational knowledge of Cannabis botany, morphology and taxonomy, students must learn what the terms Indica and Sativa actually refer to. This will require many to question definitions of Indica and Sativa that are so popularly adopted and widely used.
Module Four: Discussion of Genotype, Phenotype and Chemotype
The purpose of this course is to define genotype, phenotype and chemotype and how those terms relate to Cannabis. This lesson will further prove that we cannot use Indica and Sativa categorization to predict effect. It will also provide a framework for how we should be better predicting the particular effects of Cannabis.