Items tagged with israel

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Startups seek to cash in on cannabis, but some fear Israel will take a hit [24.09.2017] With green in their eyes, Israeli entrepreneurs have spotted cannabis soon to be growing opportunity, and at least 700 have applied to the Israeli He...
Israel eases restrictions on medical marijuana use and possession [15.05.2017] Israel's Health Ministry recently released new directives easing restrictions on the possession and use of medical marijuana by authorized users. The...
Some Arab governments are rethinking harsh cannabis laws [12.04.2017] The Moroccan authorities look at the issue from the other direction. Though the government bans the production of cannabis, its growth is tolerated i...
Israel seeks piece of projected $50 billion medical marijuana market [27.03.2017] Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge...
Israel officially decriminalizes marijuana [05.03.2017] The cabinet approved the decriminalized use of marijuana in Israel. According to the proposal formulated by the Public Security and Justice ministrie...
Thousands call for full weed legalization at Tel Aviv rally [05.02.2017] Thousands of Israelis, including two lawmakers, demonstrated for the full legalization of cannabis, urging the government to go beyond the recently a...
Israel moves to decriminalize marijuana use [26.01.2017] Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announces support for new policy for enforcing marijuana use, which favors fines and educational initiatives, wi...
Ship sails 450 kg of cannabis to Tel Aviv to fight drug ban [20.12.2016] A ship carrying 450 kilograms of cannabis set sail for Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Activists aboard claimed they were protesting the government’s refusal to...
Top anti-drug body recommends pot decriminalization [13.12.2016] Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan is expected to deliver a formal dressing down to the heads of Israel ’s leading anti-drug organization after ...
In Israel, booming medical marijuana looks to conquer new highs [11.09.2016] Israel is a well-known as a pioneer in medical cannabis. This summer, the government approved a plan initiated by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to r...
Israel mulls decriminalizing cannabis [31.05.2016] The Justice Ministry is exploring the possibility of Israel decriminalizing the use of soft drugs such as cannabis, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked sa...
Likud MK's bill urges cannabis decriminalization [24.01.2016] MK Sharren Haskel says more than a million Israelis occasionally use cannabis and that decriminalization for personal use over the age of 21 will fre...
Medical cannabis set to hit pharmacy shelves [11.01.2016] Medical cannabis is set to hit pharmacy shelves in Israel in the form of cigarettes, cookies and oil, while the number of doctors permitted to prescr...
‘Medical cannabis could be worth more to Israel than natural gas’ [15.08.2015] If Israel grew pot instead of peppers, said Dr. Tamir Gadot, CEO of pro-medical cannabis agricultural association Breath of Life, the economy would b...
In ‘revolutionary’ shift, cannabis to be sold in pharmacies [26.07.2015] Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced that pharmacies in Israel will be stocked with medical marijuana to ease the often arduous bureaucrat...
Lawmakers have high hopes for cannabis decriminalization [03.06.2015] Newly proposed legislation could see Israel decriminalize cannabis for recreational use. Under the move spearheaded by freshman MK Yinon Magal (Jewis...
Time has come to re-examine cannabis prohibition, Israel's police chief says [12.05.2015] The cause of marijuana legalization received a boost from an unlikely source, when Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino said it is time for the go...
Israeli medical marijuana creates buzz but no high — will it go global? [31.01.2015] Israel has become a world leader in science on the medical uses of marijuana, and its producers could become major exporters of medical cannabis. But...
Marijuana’s big-money Marley Brand makes a splash [24.11.2014] Last week, NBC’s Today Show giddily announced an exclusive: Privateer Holdings, the Seattle marijuana company long acclaimed locally for its straight...
What do Israelis want? Pot! When do they want it? Now! [22.12.2013] An estimated 1,000 Israelis attended a rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday night to support the legalization of marijuana. As the crowd chan...
Israel seeks to tighten medical marijuana regulations [03.12.2013] Israel's Health Ministry has expressed opposition to granting general practitioners the right to prescribe medical marijuana. Instead, the ministry w...
A legal high is a cheaper high [01.10.2013] A study by the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies showed that if marijuana were legalized and taxed at a similar rate to cigarettes, it would yie...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven...
Studying marijuana and its loftier purpose [31.12.2012] Marijuana is illegal in Isra el, but at a government-approved medical marijuana farm at a secret location near the city of Safed, is at the cutting e...
Support growing for medical marijuana in Israel [01.11.2012] More than 10,000 patients who have official government permission consume marijuana in Israel, a number that has swelled dramatically, up from servin...
The Israeli pharmacologist who kick-started marijuana research [13.05.2012] Half a century ago, Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized THC, the main psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant. By ...
Israeli medicine goes to pot [28.03.2012] Israel’s inroads into legalizing cannabis for pain relief and managing terminal illness rest on the seminal research of Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of th...

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