Israel

Fri
25
Sep

Israel: Research without prejudice

Alan Shackelford is intent on finding out why some of his patients respond so well to cannabis. But despite living in Colorado, the US state with some of the most liberal medical marijuana laws, he has had to travel to Israel to continue his research.

Wed
23
Sep

Too High to Pie

Editor’s note: On Monday, Portland’s best new pizzeria, the old-school hip-hop-themed P.R.E.A.M., hosts a pizza-and-weed pairing dinner. We are pretty stoked—and as of our deadline, a few tickets were still available. In honor of the event, we reached out to Portland’s original cannabis columnist to provide his own pizza-and-strain pairings.

Sun
20
Sep

Noam’s tortured journey

A paramedic with a son suffering from bone cancer that was put through hell by the health system relates his story in a published diary, and it has a happy end.

medical and emotional roller-coaster is the best way to describe the war of the Benita family against their son Noam’s bone cancer, the health system bureaucracy and some arrogant doctors.

Fri
18
Sep

Israel's Medical Marijuana Program Is The World's Most Successful Yet

Israel holds the distinction of having the most advanced medical cannabis program in the world. Over there, testing for the different medical uses of the plant is much easier and encounters less legal hurdles than many other nations. In fact, their cannabis program has been in place for decades now.

Wed
16
Sep

10 milestones in the history of medicinal cannabis

The history of medical cannabis is long and turbulent, encompassing almost every corner of the globe and spanning over 6,000 years. Here, we set out what we believe are the most significant milestones on the long march to gain recognition of cannabis as a powerful, effective, and safe medicine.

Publication of the Sanskrit Ayurvedic texts

Unlike the dates of many early Chinese texts, the Ancient Indians were fairly proactive when it came to dating their historical records, and as a result modern scholars are fairly confident that the first known references to cannabis appear in the Atharvaveda, written in around 1,400 BCE.

Tue
15
Sep

ISRAELI CANNABIS PRICES AND PACKAGING

Here are a few examples of how the flowers and pre rolls are packaged in the medical cannabis program. There are only 8 producers and their prices are set. It’s about $2 per gram. Patients pay about $100 per month regardless of the amount they need, whether it be 2 grams or 200 grams. This amount needed is determined by the prescribing doctor. There is no hand trimming. The high temperature and high humidity is rough on the volatile organic compounds. The flowers had very little nose and were generally spongy and moist. However, it was clear that they were potent and that the light intensity in production environments was quite high with all the the intense Middle East sun exposure.

Tue
15
Sep

Tel Aviv's "High Life" Makes Young Europeans Feel at Home

Tourists can enjoy a joint there fairly easily, as abroad, but as for the locals, a new survey shows that Israelis are much less likely to have tried smoking grass than Europeans and Americans.

A number of popular bars and restaurants have opened in recent years in the area abutting the parking lot of Tel Aviv's Great Synagogue, of all places, and they have also become popular with young hip tourists from abroad.

Mon
14
Sep

Education Key When Considering Prescribing Medical Marijuana

LAS VEGAS — Clinicians should educate themselves and their patients if they choose to use medical marijuana in their practice, according to Michael E. Schatman, PhD, a clinical psychologist who has spent decades working in multidisciplinary chronic pain management. He presented on this topic during a session this week.

Wed
09
Sep

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces New Access of Cannabics Oil Capsules for Patients With Medical Cannabis License in Israel

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX) announced today that Israeli patients with a medical cannabis license will now have access to Cannabics Pharmaceutical's cannabis oil Capsules.

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals executed an IP Licensing and Collaboration Agreement in Israel with Bazelet Pharma for the distribution of the Company's medical cannabis capsules in Israel through approved medical cannabis growers and in strict compliance with all laws and regulations in Israel.

From October 1, 2015, patients in Israel with a medical cannabis license shall be entitled to receive Cannabics oil capsules. These capsules are offered in two dosages: 1. Hermon-SR 10mg THC   2. Gilboa-SR 9.5mg THC, 0.5mg CBD.

Tue
08
Sep

Israel Could Grow Into A Global Cannabis Startup Superpower

Known for its dynamic tech startups, agricultural innovations, and security solutions, Israel could soon add cannabis powerhouse to the list, thanks to domestic efforts to decriminalize the drug… and a push to use it as a medical export.

Israel is already a leading global player in clinical testing and Israeli growers have been leveraging those clinical trials to produce new strains for decades. These growers have developed unique grow-how to deliver a medical grade product.

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