Raphael Mechoulam is often times the one who receives credit for the discovery of both CBD and THC. While this does hold a lot of truth, Raphael was not the individual who first discovered CBD or THC. This discovery actually belongs to an American chemist by the name of Roger Adams. Adams is a direct descendant of former US President, John Adams. He studied chemistry at Berlin’s prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. In 1917, Adams found himself working for the National Research Council in Washington DC in the division of chemical warfare service.
A Big Discovery Post Legalization
Roger Adams had a license from the Treasury Department to work with cannabis oil. In addition, he wrote about his findings for the National Academy of Science in a paper by the name, ‘The Chemistry of Marihuana.’ By 1942, His work with cannabis was gaining attention from many US government officials. Meanwhile, the Central Intelligence Agency enlisted the services of Adams in the pursuit of “truth serum”. Adams later went on to secure a patent based off of his method of isolating CBD.
The Research is There and it Needs to be Talked About
Why the achievement of the discovery of CBD and other works by Adams are not common knowledge makes a very curious question. Perhaps it’s because propaganda works by someone saying something and another person believing it. If you don’t do the research yourself, chances are you think Raphael Mechoulam is the man behind cannabis. While Mechoulam is greatly responsible for the fundamental research and achievements with cannabis, all of the credit does not belong to him or his colleagues which are also often left out of the story.