In light of changing pot laws around the country, the UC Davis School of Medicine has decided to begin offering biology courses on marijuana.
Associate Professor of Physiology Yu-Fung Lin will be teaching Physiology of Cannabis at UC Davis this spring.
She says she wanted to start offering courses on the impacts of cannabis on the human body because so many people use it, and also because policies are changing.
"I think it's fair to say [the] changing of the legal landscape is definitely one of the factors promoting us to propose it at this point," Lin says.
The undergraduate course will focus on both negative impacts and medicinal uses of marijuana, and the biological functions at play in the body.
Another course is being developed for graduate-level medical students.
There is also a research project underway at UC Davis looking at designing more energy-efficient marijuana grow houses.