OLA_Icon_CANN 2xx

The Biology of Hemp

  • Course ID: CANN 220
  • Subject: Cannabis Studies

Hemp is a crop with a rich agricultural history that is under rapid development for broad adoption into modern agriculture. A wealth of research into the genetics, physiology, and development of this species is emerging that will inform breeding strategies and agricultural practices. This course will explore fundamental concepts in plant biology as applied to industrial hemp. It emphasizes hemp anatomy and development, energy and water usage, primary and secondary metabolism, stress responses, pathophysiology and reproduction. Other topics include basic hemp genetics, taxonomy, evolution, and ecology.

For successful completion of this course, it is recommended that students are familiar with introductory biology topics.


Courses Include

  • illustration of a person talking. Lectures

Share This Course

How This Course Work

Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.

You’ll be able to view course materials a full week before the class starts.

Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.

Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.

Have a Question About This Course?
Contact an Enrollment Advisor

Doane’s enrollment advisors are here to provide you with personal assistance and answer any questions you may have about the Open Learning Academy.

Enter your first name.
Enter your last name.
Enter a valid email.
Enter a valid phone number.

By submitting this information, you authorize Doane University to call you at the phone number provided. Doane University guarantees 100% privacy. Your information you provide will not be sold or shared with any third-party.

Thank you for getting in touch! An advisor will be in contact with you soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about how courses work or check out the Getting Started page for details on how to complete your course registration.