Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

Dr. Mechoulam has been researching Medicinal Marijuana as a professor at the Hebrew University Medical and Pharmaceutical Schools since 1972. His accomplishments and academic record have laid the foundation for the future of cannabis research.

  • Discoverer of THC, the psychoactive component of Medical Marijuana.
  • Published more than 350 scientific articles
  • Determined the structure chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, found primarily in the resin glands in the bud of the female.
  • His research group determined the structure of CBD (cannabidiol), in 1963.
  • First synthesis the major plant cannabinoids THVΔ9 tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabigerol and other cannabinoids.
  • Isolation of the first described endocannabinoid, Anandamide
  • 2-AG was discovered by one of his PhD students.

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