by Martijn on 31/10/2014 | Cannabis Videos Medicinal

Interview with THC-Professor Raphael Mechoulam

THC In 1964 the Israeli Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his research group succeeded in isolating  tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, for the very first time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this extremely special moment in the history of cannabis. The celebration took place during the third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium in Strasbourg.

Raphael Mechoulam

Raphael Mechoulam is an Israeli Professor who discovered tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) back in 1964.


Professor Raphael Mechoulam is responsible for isolating and synthesising tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the well-known psychoactive compound in cannabis, for the first time back in 1964.


In 1964 the Israeli Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his research group succeeded in isolating  tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, for the very first time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this extremely special moment in the history of cannabis.

The celebration took place during the third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium in Strasbourg, on October 22nd 2014, when more than 150 health professionals, researchers and patients gathered to discuss the progress of medicinal cannabis. Professor Mechoulam was the key speaker at this event.

Cannabis News Network was there and interviewed Professor Raphael Mechoulam and Professor Manuel Guzman, who spoke about new research into using cannabinoids on brain cancers.

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Raphael Mechoulam

Raphael Mechoulam is an Israeli Professor who discovered tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) back in 1964.


Professor Raphael Mechoulam is responsible for isolating and synthesising tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the well-known psychoactive compound in cannabis, for the first time back in 1964.

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