Israel’s Global Cannabis Dominance Will Help the US


Subscribe and get breaking news, commentary, and opinions on law firms, lawyers, law schools, lawsuits, judges, and more. Israel’s relationship with medical cannabis goes way back. The country first allowed patients with qualifying conditions to use cannabis in the early 90s. According to Wikipedia, “there are eight government-sanctioned cannabis growing operations in Israel, which distribute it for medical purposes to patients who have a license from the Ministry of Health and a prescription from an authorized doctor, via either a company’s store, or in a medical center.” Perhaps most importantly, Israel does not have the same sticky federal law prohibition we have here in the States. Israel’s prescient willingness to allow for medical cannabis and medical cannabis research has opened the doors to allow top scientists there to conduct research without the mountains of federal agency red tape or political blowback that comes with cannabis research here. The Israelis are also pretty fearless about their medical cannabis know-how and getting their products to consumers in other countries. Israel’s Global Cannabis Dominance Will Help the US

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