Israel

Thu
11
Apr

UIA cleared Israeli firm to start Marijuana farm in Uganda

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) cleared Together Pharma, an Israeli firm to start growing medical cannabis in Uganda. Lawrence Byensi, the acting UIA Executive Director signed the license on March 18, 2019.

On Tuesday, Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng told this publication that she had never granted Together Pharma permission to start a marijuana farm in Uganda. “I have never given such permission. Cabinet sat and said we need to do more research on this issue. The law allows only the minister of Health to approve and then other processes can go on. I have not done that,” Aceng said in an interview.

Tue
09
Apr

Automated cannabis farm employs robotic arms and AI to help marijuana industry grow

Israel-based startup seedo turned heads when it started selling mini fridge-sized cannabis farms for personal use in 2017. with computerized optical systems and climate control, they promised cannabis ‘from seed to flower’ under controlled conditions in the comfort of your own home. now seedo wants to take it one step further with the announcement of what it calls the ‘world’s first automated cannabis farm‘, using AI-based technology and robotic arms to give a hand.

Tue
02
Apr

Israel: Medical cannabis reform leaves at least 5,000 patients with no medicine

The Health Ministry’s medical marijuana reform, which was supposed to go into effect on April 1, has forced the country’s largest medical cannabis supplier to temporarily close as it relocates its farm, stranding at least 5,000 patients, and possibly as many as 9,000, without access to their medicine.

Fri
22
Mar

Isracann announces plan to raise capital

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Thu
21
Mar

Cannabis has young Israeli voters flocking to this right-winger

Call it a grass-roots movement.

Powered by his push to legalize cannabis, a politician edged out of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party because his views were too extreme may become the kingmaker in Israel’s next government.

Moshe Feiglin’s new Zehut party is riding support from younger voters to surge in polls, which now show it entering parliament after Israel’s April 9 elections. It’s not a single-issue party, but some supporters are secular leftists or regular stoners looking past Feiglin’s religious and nationalist zeal.

Fri
15
Mar

Analysis: How cannabis legalization became 'high priority' in Israel's 2019 vote

With Feiglin blazing trail for legalization, his other more radical policies obscured by cloud of smoke.

If the proverbial alien lands from outer space, it will certainly be impressed by the nature of a country deciding its election on the legalization of cannabis. But that is exactly what is happening now in Israel's 2019 election campaigns.

Mon
04
Mar

Israeli approves compassionate use of MDMA to treat PTSD patients

The popular party drug, MDMA, also known as ecstasy, has officially been approved in Israel as a treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder.

An Israeli government representative learned about the benefits of using MDMA to treat PTSD from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California-based organization. Following their research, Israel has approved using MDMA to treat 50 patients suffering from PTSD.

“The ministry is taking this seriously and with appropriate caution, an in-depth investigation has been carried out,” Ministry of Health official Bella Ben-Gershon told sources. “There is a considerable population in Israel of people suffering from PTSD that is resistant to other treatment.”

Fri
08
Feb

Israeli study shows cannabis may relieve autism symptoms

The scientific community has struggled to gain a solid understanding of children suffering from autism. Since this condition affects every child differently, no blanket treatment option has yet been developed to give doctors are starting point when dealing with these type of patients. There is anecdotal evidence suggesting that cannabis might be part of the solution—similar to how it is for epilepsy—yet American researchers have been hindered from digging deeper into the possible benefits.​

But all is not lost. Scientists in Israel appear to have uncovered definitive proof that medical marijuana can help autistic kids deal with the worst of their symptoms and live a better quality of life.

Tue
05
Feb

Yes, medical cannabis works. So why deny the anecdotal evidence?

One of the most common arguments against the efficacy of medical cannabis today is that public policy is outpacing real science. Currently, 33 states along with the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico have passed laws for comprehensive medical cannabis programs -- but critics often point out we’re lacking definitive proof that marijuana safely and effectively treats many of the qualifying conditions.

Mon
28
Jan

Israel becomes third country to allow exports of medical marijuana

Israel has given final approval to a law permitting the export of medical marijuana, a move the government expects will catapult investment in local industry and agriculture.

The Cabinet’s decision Sunday came a month after the Israeli parliament unanimously approved the decision, making Israel the third country in the world, after the Netherlands and Canada, to allow export of medical cannabis products.

Israel is home to dozens of companies active in the medical marijuana industry, and approved companies will be able to export to countries where it is legal.

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