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We didn’t let a stigma stop us from growing a hypothesis

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THE CHALLENGES WE’RE WORKING ON

Despite its taboo, marijuana has remarkable medical qualities that have yet to be fully discovered.

HOW WE’RE SOLVING THEM

For over 50 years, Hebrew University (HU) Professor Raphael Mechoulam has pioneered the field of cannabinoid research. Considered the father of medicinal marijuana, Mechoulam revealed the numerous healing qualities the plant offers, from alleviating symptoms of Parkinson’s to reducing the side effects associated with cancer treatments.

THE IMPACT OF OUR WORK

Today, we’re helping to advance the work of Professor Mechoulam through the HU Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research. The Center serves as Israel’s hub for medical researchers from around the world as well as a center of discovery for new modes of treatment for countless diseases and conditions.

This is just some of the work you fund when you give to American Friends of the Hebrew University.

ABOUT AFHU

Founded in 1925, AFHU is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in New York City. We connect the passions of Americans to the talent at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions. Collectively, its students, faculty, and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, developed treatments for diseases, and ignited innovation that has led to more than 8,900 patents.

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