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Published: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:05:00 -0800

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Israel: Israel Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana Use

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 06 Mar 2017 - JERUSALEM - Israel, which has been at the forefront of research into medical marijuana and the drug's commercialization, took a major step on Sunday toward officially decriminalizing its recreational use. At a time when many American states and European countries are loosening marijuana laws, the Israeli cabinet approved a plan that would impose fines rather than criminal penalties on those caught using the drug in public.

Israel: Israel, A Medical Marijuana Pioneer, Is Eager To Capitalize

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 18 Dec 2016 - JERUSALEM - Israeli scientists began their pioneering research to isolate the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana with a 10-pound stash seized by the Tel Aviv police. That effort, in the 1960s, helped propel Israel to the vanguard of research into the plant's medicinal properties and lay the foundations for a medical marijuana industry. Now the nation's burgeoning pot business, backed by an unlikely coalition of farmers, lawyers, scientists, entrepreneurs and the country's ultra-Orthodox health minister, is going mainstream - and eyeing markets abroad.

Israel: Most Medical Marijuana Users Benefit From Treatment

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Jerusalem Post, 26 May 2016 - First Research into Legal Cannabis Usage Revealed at International Health Conference in Jerusalem The first study on the characteristics of patients with Health Ministry permission for treatment with medical marijuana - until now an unknown field - was revealed on Wednesday at the Sixth International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy.

Israel: Cannabis Start-Ups Pave the Way for the Rise of a

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Jerusalem Post, 08 Mar 2016 - In Israel, Where Pot Innovation Runs Deep, Companies Seek First-Mover Advantage The way Prof. Raphael Mechoulam remembers it, the toughest part about experimenting with cannabis was taking it on the bus.

Israel: From HI-Tech to 'High' Tech, Israel Is Planting the

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Jerusalem Post, 21 Feb 2016 - Spark-Up Nation has a pretty good ring to it, don't you think? Saul Kaye, the CEO of iCAN, certainly does. For Kaye, whose company is holding its second annual CannTech conference on cannabis in Israel next month, the Jewish state is fertile ground for growing a cannabis economy.

Israel: Medical Cannabis To Be Available At Drugstores

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Jerusalem Post, 28 Jul 2015 - The Health Ministry will make it possible for patients licensed to receive medical cannabis to get it at a pharmacy, Deputy Health Minister MK Ya'acov Litzman announced on Monday at a session of the Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The policy shift will make it easier for tens of thousands of people with pain and other chronic symptoms to get medical marijuana.

Israel: Element in Marijuana Found to Help Heal Broken Bones

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Buffalo News, 21 Jul 2015 - TEL AVIV - There's yet another use for marijuana: It may help to heal broken bones, according to a new study. Researchers found that cannabidiol - an element of marijuana that does not get people high improved the healing process in rats with broken leg bones after eight weeks, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University.

Israel: Prof Considered Father Of Medical Marijuana Research

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 29 Jun 2015 - Raphael Mechoulam Has Spent the Last 50 Years Studying Cannabinoid Field He's known as the father of medicinal marijuana research, but if you call Prof. Raphael Mechoulam that, he'll just laugh. But the name sticks, as he's spent the past 50 years studying the cannabinoid field and is responsible for much of what we know today.

Israel: Danino: It's Time to Reevaluate Cannabis Prohibition

Thu, 14 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Jerusalem Post, 14 May 2015 - The cause of marijuana legalization received a boost from an unlikely source on Wednesday, when Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino said it is time for the government and police to reexamine their policies on the use of cannabis and study how other countries were dealing with the matter. "I think the time has come for the Israel Police, together with the state, to reexamine their stance on cannabis. I think we must sit and study what's happening around the world," he said.