Israel

Mon
15
Jul

A new wave of global cannabis companies listing in Tel Aviv?

Israel may very soon become not only a well-known center for cannabis innovation and R&D but also a destination for cannabis companies from around the world seeking to raise capital in the public markets.   This is the main import of a decision issued last week by the Israel Securities Authority, not to oppose a pending merger between an Israeli public company and a private company that grows cannabis for recreational use in California.

Tue
09
Jul

Israeli College offers medical cannabis degrees

A college in Israel will soon offer an undergraduate degree in medical cannabis, becoming the first institution in the country to offer such a program. 

The school, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, made the announcement Monday, saying that incoming students will be able to earn a bachelor of arts degree in behavioral sciences with a specialization in medicinal marijuana.

Medical cannabis, the school said, represents one of Israel’s “most prosperous industries.” 

Tue
09
Jul

Israel’s Health Ministry announces new rules for medical cannabis

New steps outlined by the Health Ministry will make it easier for consumers of medical cannabis to access their medications, according to a ministry statement on Thursday.

“We are attentive to criticism and to improving in order to ease the suffering of patients,” Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman said. “We will continue to promote further activities on the matter.”

 

Part of the ministry’s plan is to supervise the pricing of cannabis to keep it under control. The supervision will take place under the authority and approval of a price committee, which will consist of representatives from the ministries of finance and economy.

Fri
05
Jul

Israel: Health Ministry announces new rules for medical cannabis

New steps outlined by the Health Ministry will make it easier for consumers of medical cannabis to access their medications, according to a ministry statement on Thursday.

“We are attentive to criticism and to improving in order to ease the suffering of patients,” Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman said. “We will continue to promote further activities on the matter.”

Part of the ministry’s plan is to supervise the pricing of cannabis to keep it under control. The supervision will take place under the authority and approval of a price committee, which will consist of representatives from the ministries of finance and economy.

Mon
01
Jul

Cannabis could be an effective treatment for Fibromyalgia patients, study

A new Israeli study shows medical marijuana could be an effective treatment for pain related to fibromyalgia, writes Calvin Hughes. 

Fri
28
Jun

North America firm acquires Israeli-based cannabis provider, opening market

Vancouver-based investment firm Nabis Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday the completed acquisition purchase of 49% of Israeli-based cannabis consumption provider Cannova Medical Ltd. in an effort to bring Israeli cannabis products to Canadian markets.

Cannova’s product, a sublingual strip infused with cannabis molecules and natural ingredients, allows more effective dosage control coupled with stronger effects, according to a Nabis Holdings press release.

Mon
24
Jun

After investing $83 million over a period of 8 years, company releases world's first cannabis inhaler

An Israeli pharma-tech company Syqe Medical has announced the creation of the first-ever metered-dose cannabis inhaler, Arutz Sheva reports.

Syqe Medical presented the device on Thursday. It has been approved by the country’s Minister of health and is now seeking FDA approval.

The product will be distributed in Israel before any other country by Teva Pharmaceuticals, who has an exclusive deal with Syqe for the marketing and distribution of the drug in the region, Calcalist reports.

Mon
24
Jun

Legalize Cannabis? In world-first, Israeli- developed IBM Robot argues both sides

Should cannabis be legalized? Governments across the world have been grappling seriously with that question, its layers and implications, for the better part of this decade. 

Last week, in a world first, an AI-powered robot took on that very debate before a live crowd in Tel Aviv.

Wed
12
Jun

Israel is quickly shaping up to be one of the worlds prominent cannabis producers

Read entire article here.

During the last year, we have seen a significant increase in the number of countries that have legalized some form of medical cannabis. From Europe to Australia, this trend is taking place all over the world and we are bullish on the growth prospects associated with the opening of new cannabis markets.

Thu
30
May

Israel is banking on cannabis as its next big industry

Raphael Mechoulam seems an unlikely figure to be called a pot pioneer. But the 88-year-old Bulgarian-born Holocaust survivor and professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was among the first scientists to isolate psychoactive ingredients in marijuana — and realize their therapeutic potential.

“I was surprised that the knowledge on marijuana was so far below” other drugs like opioids and cocaine, Mechoulam said in an interview at his cluttered office at Hadassah Medical Center just outside the city.

“Most people think cannabis is a plant you smoke,” he said. “My point is it is much more than that.”

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