The battle for safe access to cannabis would not be possible without the work of so many people over the past 80 years. We have all heard about the anecdotal stories of how this amazing plant has helped thousands, if not millions, of people to have a greatly improved quality of life. What many are interested in these days is why that is such a phenomenon.
Due to unfortunate legislation in many countries around the world, growth in cannabis knowledge has been incredibly hindered. And even with those hurdles, there are those who tirelessly and relentlessly push for the ability to study this incredible plant in a clinical setting. One of those people is Dr. Lumír Hanuš.
Lumír Hanuš studied analytical chemistry at Palacky University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic. Near the final years of the 1970’s, Dr Hanuš relocated to the United States to begin his focus on the research into cannabis. In 1990 he accepted an invitation from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he still works.
Today, Lumír is one of the world’s leading experts on the endocannabinoid system. He was a part of the team that famously discovered anandamide and published their findings in 1992 in the journal Science, working along side the incredible Raphael Mechoulam and 8 other cannabis researchers. He has also published, according to his profile page at researchgate.net, he has an additional 160 published articles in major peer reviewed journals.
Some of his latest studies pertain specifically to cannabidiol, and are very promising, especially his research into the difference between the positively charged and negatively charged molecules, and what that could mean for our health.
Without researchers like Lumír Hanuš being able to have access to this plant, we would not have had this incredible push for our right to choose how we wish to nourish our bodies, and to have the applicable science to back that choice up.
This issue is much larger than simply research. The status of cannabis in the US and around the world is also affecting industries like the banking industry, which prevents companies like ours from operating is a safe and consistent manner, leaving all of us in a perpetual limbo. Please contact your state representatives, as well as your federal representatives, and tell them to please support an open market for all cannabis based businesses. Here’s where you can find them: