Lumír Hanuš

Professor Hanuš is responsible for groundbreaking research in the world of cannabinoids and his award-winning research serves as the basis for much of what we know about the plant today.

Professor Hanuš isolated the first known endocannabinoid in the human brain, Anandamide, named after the Sanskrit word for bliss.

The discovery of Anandamide confirmed that the human brain produces ״cannabinoids״ of its own, called endocannabinoids, which bind with cannabinoid receptors throughout the brain and body.

Evidence suggests these cannabinoid receptors are involved in neuroprotection, pain modulation, memory processing, motor coordination, control of appetite, and more.

Since Professor Hanuš’s immense discovery, thousands of studies have been conducted on the endocannabinoid system and on cannabinoids of all kinds. The transformative revelation has affected and more importantly shaped the industry as we now know it. Meanwhile, additional cannabinoids from plant, and endocannabinoids from humans and other living organisms, continue to be discovered.

Speaker Details
  • Profession

    Analytical Chemist

  • Institution/Company

    The Hebrew University

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