Raphael Mechoulam (Hebrew: רפאל משולם‎) (born 1930) is an Israeli professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Mechoulam is best known for his work (together with Y. Gaoni) in the isolation, structure elucidation and total synthesis of Δ9tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active principle of cannabis and for the isolation and the identification of the endogenous cannabinoids anandamide from the brain and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) from peripheral organs together with his students, postdocs and collaborators.

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Respect: 1997 Hanf prize, Germany, for “the discovery of THC and lasting research on Cannabis – anandamides”

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Born (1930-11-05) November 5, 1930 (age 83)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Residence Jerusalem, Israel