We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dr Will Devane in Galway. Will made an extraordinary contribution to cannabis research – he discovered the CB1 receptor as a PhD student and he discovered and named anandamide as a post-doc. For the past 10 years he has lived in Galway and spent time as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the laboratory of Prof David Finn.
There’s an interview with him in the New York Times here from 1992 shortly after he first isolated anandamide: https://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/22/science/science-watch-brain-and-marijuana.html
And there’s a lovely video of him from when he was a Research Fellow in Galway here: http://youtu.be/X-9FP-xes1E