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Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, sitting in his research laboratory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explains the importance of cannabis research in this video posted to YouTube. Mechoulam is called the “grandfather of modern cannabis science” and was the very first researcher to isolate the THC molecule.
Mechoulam is an Israeli organic chemist. He is nearly 85-years-old and studied chemical engineering in Bulgaria in his younger years but immigrated to Israel in 1949. Mechoulam is a highly esteemed member of the scientific community, and he happens to know a lot about the medical uses of cannabis. He was given the Israel Prize in Exact Sciences for his work in chemistry, honorary doctorates from Ohio State University and Complutense University, a NIDA Discovery Award, a David R. Bloom Prize by Hebrew University, and an EMET Prize in Exact Sciences. Mechoulam was even made an honorary member of the Israeli Society of Physiology and Pharmacology. That’s merely a partial list of his awards and honors.
Mechoulam knows the value of cannabis. In the video above, he states with conviction something medical marijuana advocates are still trying to convince lawmakers to accept.
“Essentially every disease that has been investigated, the endogenous cannabinoid system is involved.”
Mechoulam acknowledges that this is a very strong statement, and there is no other biological system that is involved in essentially all human diseases.