Israel

Fri
26
Jul

Blue, white, and green? How Israel is leading the global cannabis revolution

The global state of legal cannabis has shifted rapidly over the past few years. After decades of strict prohibition, the potential medicinal benefit of this reviled and revered plant is finally coming to light.

In news outlets across the world, headlines feature the next big canna-business buy out, the most recent superstar to join the cannabis space, and the life-changing clinical research proving the plant’s healing potential.

Often, these headlines also refer to Israel, an established world leader in cannabis research, technology, and innovation.

Thu
25
Jul

Why Israel's biggest medical marijuana firm doesn't have a license to operate in the Country

It’s Israel’s biggest and oldest medical marijuana company, but until this week, when a court issued an interim order allowing it to resume sales of cannabis flowers, it had been effectively banned from the market.

As of Tuesday morning, Tikkun Olam had resumed sales at its retail shops in Tel Aviv and the Galilee town of Safed as well as by mail order. But Israel’s police and the Health Ministry still refuse to give the company’s Kfar Yehoshua farm an operating license, and the two sides are continuing to fight it out in court.

Tue
23
Jul

Israeli medical cannabis exports delayed by internal politics

When the Israeli government approved an innovative new program to export medical cannabis from the Jewish State to the thriving international market, a lot of people were excited about the potential revenue prospects.

Unfortunately, internal squabbles between ministries in Israel has delayed the medical cannabis export initiative, to the chagrin of many. The disagreement is between the Israeli ministries of health and finance regarding who will control the pricing of the medical cannabis exports.

Thu
18
Jul

Isracann looks to be a first mover in the Israeli cannabis boom

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In Canada, if you were one of the first companies to be granted a license from Health Canada, you would have benefited from the rising demand of legal cannabis and you would probably be worth more than $1 billion.

Having the ability to being prepared is a key trait of any successful person or business so we are not surprised by the massive increase in the number of companies competing for an Israeli cannabis license. Having an early mover advantage is extremely significant and this is especially true when it comes to the cannabis industry.

Thu
18
Jul

'Algorithms Manage Everything': One Israeli company's mission to make marijuana growing effortless

The state-by-state legalization of cannabis has made thousands of strains legally available.

Many cannabis users still find growing their own weed appealing — and others may have the need to grow cannabis due to a lack of nearby dispensaries.

Cannabis cultivation is a meticulous process that involves more than just planting a seed or a clone and watering it regularly.

It requires special lighting, constant temperature, humidity, nutrition and many other factors to create a high-quality crop.

Luckily, there are solutions that make growing weed easier, even in the comfort of one’s home.

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. 

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