Israel

Tue
12
Jan

Successful Field Trial Results for EdenShield’s GateKeeper System Precedes Sales in Israel

EdenShield is pleased to announce positive field trial results (Hebrew) from an independent study conducted by a contract research organization using the GateKeeper system on greenhouse tomatoes in Italy. Installing GateKeeper at the entrance of greenhouses prevented nearly 100% penetration of pests and led to a reduction of over 80% in the use of pesticides. The control greenhouses, which did not utilize the system, demonstrated 500% greater pest penetration.

These encouraging results add to the Company’s previous successes noted among leading tomato growers in beta sites in Israel and Spain. Following these successful results, the Company has begun sales of its GateKeeper systems in Israel.

Tue
12
Jan

Israel: Medical cannabis set to hit pharmacy shelves

More growers and more prescribing doctors, says reform, but stronger enforcement to stop drug ‘trickle’ into recreational market

Medical cannabis is set to hit pharmacy shelves in Israel in the form of cigarettes, cookies and oil, while the number of doctors permitted to prescribe the natural painkiller and the number of farmers allowed to grow it will substantially increase, according to a Health Ministry reform.

At the same time, the entire production and supply chain will be strictly supervised to ensure that medical cannabis, also known as marijuana, is kept out of the recreational drug market, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper reported Tuesday.

Tue
12
Jan

Israel: Medical marijuana lobby launched in the Knesset

Israel is considered a leader in cannabis research for medical uses, but many Israelis still face heavy bureaucracy to obtain the treatment.

A Knesset lobby for the use of medical cannabis has been established with Likud MK Sharren Haskel at its head, it was announced on Thursday.

“It has become accepted that medical cannabis has significant health benefits and an important place in the development of the world of medicine,” Haskel said, “but there are many impediments to its use. The trend is to limit this development, even though there are many seriously ill patients who need it.”

Israel is a leader in cannabis research for medical uses.

Thu
07
Jan

Israel: Medical marijuana lobby launched in the Knesset

A Knesset lobby for the use of medical cannabis has been established with Likud MK Sharren Haskel at its head, it was announced on Thursday. “It has become accepted that medical cannabis has significant health benefits and an important place in the development of the world of medicine,” Haskel said, “but there are many impediments to its use. The trend is to limit this development, even tough there are many seriously ill patients who need it.”

Wed
06
Jan

Jewish-American Celebrity Chef Dives Into Marijuana-infused Desserts

Cannabis rugelach? It's not too exotic for Mindy Segal's new venture.

Mon
04
Jan

Kosher-Certified Marijuana is Hitting the Market in 2016

A New York company is preparing to market what it says is the world’s first kosher-certified marijuana.

The Orthodox Union has certified Vireo Health of New York’s non-smokable medical marijuana products, Vireo announced in a news release Wednesday. Vireo is one of five medical marijuana providers selected to participate in a New York state medical marijuana program that goes into effect next month; none of the others will be certified kosher.

Wed
30
Dec

Orthodox Union Certifies Medical Marijuana Products, Deem Their Use a 'Mitzvah'

In July 2014, five companies were awarded licenses by the New York State Health Department to grow and sell marijuana in the state, and in New York City. One of them, a Minneapolis-based company called Vireo Health, which produces “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis-derived medicine,” announced Wednesday that all of its products had received kosher certification from the Orthodox Union.

Thu
24
Dec

These 30 cannabis breakthroughs of 2015 will inspire you

Throughout the past year we have no doubt seen groundbreaking strides in the cannabis universe.

Our continued efforts to dismantle the failed experiment of prohibition are full of excitement but also frustration.

But even though we still have a lot of work to do, it is simply awe-inspiring to look back on this year in cannabis.

To celebrate and share our gratitude, here is a month-by-month snapshot of cannabis in 2015. The resulting story arc is a powerful indication that momentum is stronger than ever – cannabis legalization will not be stopped!

Wed
23
Dec

Israel: Cannabis opponents take a hit as top ethicist calls for legalization

Israel’s preeminent expert on ethics and philosphy voiced support Tuesday for easing limits on the use of medical marijuana and — with appropriate regulation — legalizing the drug for recreational use.

Speaking to the Knesset Committee on Controlled Substances, Professor Asa Kasher said restrictions on the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes went against the principles of medical ethics, and argued doctors should be given the freedom to prescribe the pain relieving drug even if other options have not been explored.

Sat
19
Dec

Dr. Mechoulam Talks About the Future of Cannabis Research

Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam established modern cannabis research almost single-handedly, first when he elucidated the structure of CBD in 1963 and then again in 1964 when he isolated and described THC. After a career in organic chemistry spanning 50 years and with numerous other important discoveries into the nature of marijuana under his belt, the father of pot research opened up to Cannabis Now about the past, present and possible future of medicine.

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