A great Bulgarian professor and pioneer in the sphere of marijuana research, Raphael Mechoulam, is going to lecture during the Cannabis Research Conference at Colorado State University-Pueblo that will be held in April 2017. The lecture itself is named in honor of the professor—“Mechoulam Lecture.”
Raphael Mechoulam is a recognized organic chemist and professor at the Institute for Drug Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The conference is going to take place at CSU-Pueblo on April 28-30.
The Provost of CSU-pueblo, Rick Kreminski, says it is an honor to have such a respected figure lecturing at the inaugural conference of the Institute.
Mechoulam is widely known for the discovery of the endocannabinoid system. The professor is considered as one of the most significant and valuable figures in the field of weed research, as his amazing discoveries in the 1960’s, like isolating, determining the structure and synthesizing of the main marijuana components THC and CBD, are the basis of modern cannabis research.
Lesley Di Mare, the President of CSU-Pueblo, states that attracting such a famous key figure to the University of Colorado justifies the creation of the Institute of Cannabis Research by the University's prominent leaders and points to the interest of international figures the Institute is already receiving.
The presence of such an authoritative figure at the Institute’s conference in April 2017 will bring world visibility and provide the background for the future success of the Institute.
The main contributions of Mechoulam were made in the field of cannabis contents and the endogenous cannabinoids found in the human brain and peripheral organs, such as liver, lungs, and kidneys. Mechoulam's research has been cited as much as 40,000 times. And that is not all. Mechoulam is also interested in chemistry and biological activity of different medical agents and natural products. So, it will not take a lot of time for him to shock the public with other fascinating discoveries.