However, no one else has done more for cannabis research than Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. The Israeli chemist, researcher, and professor of Medicinal Chemistry has devoted much of his life to studying marijuana. So much so, that he was given the nickname, “Godfather of Cannabis Research” early on. In 2016, his efforts were acknowledged and he was thus given the Lifetime Achievement Award in Cambridge, because of several decades of breakthrough research. That is just one of the many awards he has been given during his lifetime.