Dr. Mechoulam survived the Holocaust when his native country of Bulgaria was invaded. While coping with childhood trauma, Mechoulam managed to rise through the academic ranks as a gifted scientific researcher. In his early research, he set out to find therapeutic qualities in Hashish. From there, his experiments took him deep into the chemical structure of Cannabis. Serving as one of the initial CBD discoverers, Dr. Mechoulam became a pioneer in connecting what he found to the Endocannabinoid System.