Dr. Raphael Mechoulam on the endocannabinoid system

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam on the endocannabinoid system


Renowned cannabis researcher Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discusses the medical revelations of his and others' research into the chemistry and biology of the endocannabinoid system.

Raphael Mechoulam (Hebrew: רפאל משולם‎‎) (born 1930) is an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Mechoulam is best known for his work (together with Y. Gaoni) in the isolation, structure elucidation and total synthesis of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active principle of cannabis and for the isolation and the identification of the endogenous cannabinoids anandamide from the brain and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) from peripheral organs together with his students, postdocs and collaborators.
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