1. A higher calling: How Israeli marijuana research changed the world

    A higher calling: How Israeli marijuana research changed the world

    As much of the world debates how to address marijuana use, the vast majority of American states have legalized it or allow it for medical purposes. Global pharmaceutical companies and hospitals seeking effective treatments using cannabis should look to Professor Raphael Mechoulam, a scientist at Hebrew University. Mechoulam, a pioneer in the field, was the first to isolate, analyze and synthesize the major psychoactive and non-psychoactive compounds in cannabis and has developed a number of revolutionary marijuana-related treatments. 

    Today, roughly 147 million people use medical marijuana for effective relief of various ailments, including AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, cancer ...

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    1. Israel is the marijuana research capital of the world.
    2. The problem is that for many years, marijuana was put on the [same] scale as cocaine and morphine.
    3. It is still widely believed that cannabinoids are drugs and they make you crazy, make you mad, that they don't have therapeutic value and they are addictive.
    4. Rafi would be the leading candidate.
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