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“Why did we have to wait 35 years and let so many children suffer?”

Prof. Raphael Mechoulam realized as a young researcher in the 1960’s, that unlike morphine and cocaine which which were isolated from opium and the coca plant in the 19th century; the active substance of cannabis remained unknown.     His curiosity led to an entirely new understanding not only of the various cannabinoids such as THC and CBD found in cannabis, but the receptors, and the human brain endocanabinoid system, with which they interact.    Unfortunately, not enough research is being done.  Prof. Mechoulam says in this article by Ofer Spottheim in the Jerusalem Post, “35 years ago we did clinical research on cannabidiol (CBD: a major ingredient in cannabis that is not psychoactive) and found that it is an ideal antiepileptic material,...

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