Father Of Cannabis Research Plans A New Revolution Nearly 60 Years Later
“The more we checked, the more we saw that we have a new potential alternative to probably two of the most horrible diseases you can find today.”
In 1963, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam sent shockwaves through the scientific world when he became the first scientist to isolate and eventually synthesize the active psychoactive ingredients in the cannabis plant – THC, CBD and several other cannabinoids – a finding which led his lab to discovering the endocannabinoid system in 1988.
These discoveries were both foundational to the world of cannabis-related medical research, leading many to nickname him the “godfather” and even the “father” of cannabis research.
– Read the entire article at The Jerusalem Post.