The Opioid Crisis: Israel Does What America Cannot With Cannabis

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Veterans groups like the American Legion support cannabis as a potential treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and opioid use disorder as well. To their surprise, in late June, the U.S. Senate voted to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans. While America takes baby steps towards exploring cannabis’ potential to help those in need when it comes to opioid abuse, Israel recently took a big entrepreneurial leap forward to make the opioid crisis a thing of the past. Israeli entrepreneur Perry Davidson is founder and CEO of the Tel Aviv-based company known as Syge, a startup that developed a marijuana inhaler. The device delivers a selective dose of pharmaceutical grade cannabis. Doctors can remotely control the inhaler to ensure that their patients receive a reliable—and regulated—dose. The Opioid Crisis: Israel Does What America Cannot With Cannabis

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