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Medical marijuana has fiscal potential for Israel that equals natural gas

Like with Israel’s newly producing natural gas fields, licensing & taxing locally grown cannabis could be a boon for the gov’t coffers.



While Israel is busy sorting out regulation for the natural gas reserves off its shores, a development considered a boon for Israel’s economy, could it be missing an even bigger opportunity in the field of medical cannabis?

A worker carries sacks of newly harvested cannabis plants at a plantation near Nazareth. – Photo: REUTERS

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Israel Police Chief Considers Having Cannabis Decriminalized

Insp. Gen. Danino reported the number of medical marijuana permits have jumped from 400 to 20,000 in just 4 years, adding, “If we really want to change the law & decriminalize use, or make some drugs legal, let’s do it properly.”

By Gadi Golan


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Israel’s police chief says ‘Time has come to re-examine marijuana prohibition’


The Israeli government and police should reexamine their policies on the use of cannabis and study how other countries are dealing with the matter, National Police Chief Yohanan Danino said Wednesday.

National Police Chief Yochanan Danino – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

“I think the time has come for the Israel police, together with the state, to re-examine their stance on Cannabis. I think we must sit and study what’s happening around the world [with Cannabis].” Continue Reading »

Meretz campaigning to legalize cannabis proclaiming, ‘A million people are not criminals’

To prevent disastrous result on March 17 elections, Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg convenes cadre of experts on medical marijuana, hoping to strengthen her faction’s base.

By Roei Eisenberg


With a low turnout, illustrating the electoral danger that Meretz faces in the upcoming election, the perennial underdog convened Sunday a cadre of experts on medical marijuana to strengthen its base and prevent a disastrous result on March 17 that would leave the left-wing short of its most vocal champions.

Zandberg at Meretz cannabis legalization conference. – Photo: Roei Eisenberg

The activists who gathered at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv did not show a hint of the potential defeat in the elections, and responded with full conviction when confronted with the possibility. Continue Reading »

Second Israel-Based Marijuana Pharmaceutical Firm Headed to Wall Street

OWC a marijuana pharmaceutical company is now in negotiations with a number of leading Israeli hospitals for pre-clinical trials to treat PTSD, fibromyalgia, and seizures.

By i24news



The Israel-based One World Cannabis (OWC) company will be traded over the counter on Wall Street, joining other traded Israeli companies involved in the marijuana industry, Israeli media reported Wednesday.

One World Cannabis, which was founded only this year, is involved in research and development for marijuana-based treatments for a variety of medical conditions.

The company recently raised some $2 million from private investors in Israel, the United States and Singapore, and will hold another fundraising round soon.

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MK Moshe Feiglin threatened by former MK Hazan over medical marijuana distribution


Channel 2 news reported MK Feiglin squabbling with former Likud MK Yehiel Hazan over the medical cannabis distribution by Sarel, a company whose CEO is a friend of Hazan’s
• The reason for Feiglin’s intervention is his desire to open the distribution market, forcing prices down considerably.

By Mati Tuchfeld


MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud), who supports the legalization of soft drugs, was threatened by a former MK of his party, Yehiel Hazan, who is also a close associate of the chief executive officer behind the company that has sole distribution rights for medical marijuana in Israel, a Channel 2 news report said on Monday.

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Unique Israeli study examines after-effects of medical marijuana

Israeli Health Ministry expert says no similar in-depth research has been performed anywhere.



Medical cannabis has been getting a lot of good press in recent years. Reports and patients’ testimonies of how they benefited from ingesting the plant or its extract have spread rapidly and the Health Ministry’s medical cannabis unit issues some 50 new permits for using it weekly.

Medical cannabis.

Medical cannabis. – Photo: Emil Salman

But while the demand for cannabis is soaring, many questions remain open regarding its effects. An Israeli study now aims for the first time to find out whether patients experience any after-effects, how many of them stop using it and why.

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Ynet EXCLUSIVE: Medical marijuana requests in Israel to go online next week


New Health Ministry website will allow patients to seek immediate doctor’s approval for use of medical cannabis, a process that until now, unfortunately, has taken months.

Dr. Itay Gal


Israel’s war on medical marijuana seems to be coming to an end: Ynet has learned that the Health Ministry will next week launch a new website for patients to make an online request for cannabis to treat their illnesses. The website aims to make a significant dent in waiting times for treatment, with requests going immediately to medical experts for approval.

Even as far back as the 1800s, scientists realized that marijuana had many beneficial effects. - IsraelandStuff/PP

Scientists realized back in the 1800’s that marijuana had beneficial medical effects.

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