The Peres Center for Peace chose to discover the active components of cannabis, THC and CBD, as one of the most important moments in the history of Israeli innovation.
The cannabis will soon be displayed in a unique exhibition at the new innovation center. The text below the picture chosen to represent the THC discovery will be explained to guests about 1964, when the active substance was discovered in the laboratory of Israeli professors Raphael Meshulam and Yehiel Geni.
This breakthrough will be presented as one of the discoveries that opened up a new world of medicine with cannabis. The picture is taken from the "Tikkun Olam" Medical Cannabis Farm.
"Professors Raphael Meshulam and Yehiel Geni of the Weizmann Institute were the first to isolate the two main active substances of the cannabis plant, the anti-inflammatory CBD and the psychoactive THC."
The establishment of the Israel Innovation Center at the Peres Center for Peace was one of the flagship projects of former President Shimon Peres and will present for the first time under one roof the story of Israel as the nation of innovation.
Along the four floors, 100 will showcase events that have turned Israel into a start-up nation, including inventions such as drips, Teva's Copaxone® drug, a filcam camera that enables human-body imaging using a pill, instant messaging software, OnKey, Kinect, Solar Panels, Digital Printing, Mobily, Wise and Satellite.
On the entry floor, the "Hall of Inspiration" will present the Israeli inventions that have changed the world, including the discovery of the THC, the active ingredient in cannabis that was first identified in Weizmann Institute laboratories in Israel.
On the first floor, called the "Innovation Floor," the events that turned Israel into a "start-up nation" will be presented. On the next floor, visitors will be exposed to advanced VR technology for the future development of the State of Israel. The floor structure simulates a time capsule.
"The center will present for the first time under one roof the incredible story of Israel as the nation of innovation," the center said. "Along the four floors, 100 will show the events that have made Israel a start-up nation."
The late Shimon Peres referred to the question of legalization in the past, but evaded a bit of an unequivocal answer (Watch here).