Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, father of Israeli cannabis research, dies at 92

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, The Jerusalem Post on March 11, 2023

The Bulgarian-born scientist will be remembered for his many contributions to the field of medicinal cannabis.

When the Hebrew University of Jerusalem organic chemist Prof. Raphael Mechoulam was investigating cannabis (marijuana) in the 1960s, it was regarded as a psychoactive drug for getting high but that had no medical benefits.

Yet it so intrigued the Bulgarian-born researcher that he spent his academic life studying it and became a leading expert on medical cannabis.

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