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Professor Raphael Mechoulam was born in 1930 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Rafael Mechoulam enjoyed an incredibly successful career. His scientific breakthrough came early when he was able to identify the chemical compounds of the cannabis plant. They faced many difficulties when they were making medicines from cannabis but finally succeeded.
Medical marijuana causes a lot of controversies, although it has been legalised for medicinal use in many countries as it can alter your brain and its chemicals. Rafael Mechoulam is the world's leading cannabis researcher. The professor believed that he is the grandfather of medical research of marijuana, his life is the long story of having charm with a cannabis plant.
He works in the research laboratory of the Weizmann Institute and remains busy in the scientific study of cannabis. It was an illegal substance earlier which was used exclusively for recreational purposes. He has taken many risks in his life and once worked out a plan for purchasing cannabis samples, which were seized by law enforcement agencies of the region.
However, he has been finally recognized for unexpected discovery: cannabis contains only one active compound which is known as delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol.
Later Dr. Raphael became the main supporter of the drug. This concept may have been unheard of in the early days of his career, but it had a historical priority. Ancient cultures used the plant for various recreational purposes, including to reduce inflammation and anxiety. Early studies of this found extremely effective in the treatment of epileptic seizures. They also isolated a molecule that acts as the main neurotransmitter, which they call anandamide.
Mechoulam tells not only about his achievements in the field of science but also tells in detail about his upbringing as a small child growing up in Bulgaria during the Holocaust. His father was sent to a concentration camp to provide scant medical assistance to his residence.
From these memories, the viewer learns about the true nature of the doctor, and it becomes apparent that he was raised with a keen understanding of the sacred value of medicine and inspired a great and prosperous spirit against the person of adversity.