Israel Has Potential to Become Global Cannabis Superpower

At first glance, Israel may not seem to be a country with the most potential in cultivating a powerful cannabis industry. With strict religious laws and guidelines that govern the country, it would be easy to believe that marijuana is the last thing on the Israeli government’s’ minds.

But, in fact, Israel is to thank for much of the cannabis research that already exists. For example, it was a pair of Israeli scientistsRaphael Mechoulam and Yechiel Goan, who first isolated the chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, back in 1964. Without this groundbreaking discovery, much of what we know about cannabis would never have existed.

Now, with a number of new startups appearing throughout the country, many of which are branching overseas to do business with other countries, Israel is now on the fast track to becoming a global superpower in the cannabis industry....

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