Cannabis research pioneer Raphael Mechoulam (Provided by Colorado State University-Pueblo)
The “Father of Cannabis Research” is coming to Colorado.
Raphael Mechoulam will present a lecture at the inaugural Institute of Cannabis Research Conference this coming April in Pueblo, officials for Colorado State University-Pueblo announced Tuesday.
Mechoulam, an organic chemist and professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, is a prolific researcher who discovered the endocannabinoid system and has spent decades studying cannabis. He is scheduled to speak as part of CSU-Pueblo’s first conference, April 28-30, 2017, for its newly formed Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR).
“I could not be prouder of how our hard work and willingness to move forward with the Institute already is paying dividends by attracting the attention of such a renowned researcher in Dr. Mechoulam,” CSU-Pueblo president Lesley Di Mare said in a statement. “His appearance in association with our inaugural conference will bring global visibility and provide the impetus for the Institute’s future success.”