Israel

Sun
30
Aug

Cannabis Could Help Treat MS, Israeli Research Suggests

“O Lord my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou didst heal me.” (Psalms 30:3)

Israeli researchers have long been on the cutting edge of medical marijuana research. Now a team of scientists from Tel Aviv University have shown that certain compounds found in cannabis can help treat multiple sclerosis-like diseases by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.

Tue
25
Aug

Israeli Farmers Look to Marijuana as Cash Crop

Israel is busy sorting out regulation for offshore natural gas reserves that are expected to be a boon for the local economy, while some argue that medical cannabis offers the Jewish state an even bigger financial opportunity.

Earlier this month, the Israel Loss Adjusters Association (ILAA) held a conference to discuss how Israel’s farmers could benefit from the growing global market for medical cannabis.

“The US cannabis market stands at $35 billion a year,” noted ILAA Chairman Doron Havkin. “Are we able to give up revenues from this market?”

Thu
20
Aug

Appraisers Conference Urges Israeli Government to Invest in Cannabis for Export

The annual conference of the Israeli Association of Appraisers held in Tel Aviv last week focused on the ability of Israeli farmers to grow and export medical cannabis overseas, and the enormous profits such an endeavor would yield.

“The medical cannabis market in the US is valued at $35 billion a year, and those figures continue to grow with each passing day,” the association’s chairman Doron Havkin told the conference. “We must undertake a significant move in the field and start generating profits right away.”

Tue
18
Aug

The Human Endocannabinoid System

The Human Endocannabinois System

Every species within the animal kingdom, contains the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), except for insects.

The ECS was named after cannabinoids, which are found abundantly in cannabis as well produced naturally within the human body.

Research conducted on cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBG and CBC that are produced by cannabis lead to the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Mon
17
Aug

‘Medical cannabis could be worth more to Israel than natural gas'

While Israel is busy sorting out regulation for the natural gas reserves off its shores, a development considered a boon for Israel’s economy, could it be missing an even bigger opportunity in the field of medical cannabis? That was the general consensus at a Thursday conference on how Israel’s farmers could benefit from the growing global market for medical cannabis, hosted by Israel Loss Adjusters Association.

“The US cannabis market stands at $35 billion a year.

Are we able to give up revenues from this market?” asked Doron Havkin, the ILAA’s chairman.

Fri
14
Aug

Meet the King of Israel's Medical Marijuana Industry

There is a great deal of excitement when you see how much it helps people,' says CEO of Tikun Olam, Israel’s largest grower of prescription cannabis. Yet the unusual business is not without its challenges.

Aharon Lutzky has a long career in Israeli industry, one that is characteristic of many CEOs who grew up on kibbutzim – until personal circumstances introduced him to medical cannabis.

Wed
05
Aug

Cannabiz and high-tech, a match made in Israel

The U.S. may be the largest medical cannabis market in the world with sales exceeding $65 billion in 2014 and projections for 2015 surpassing that, but Israel is at the heart of much of the world’s leading medical cannabis research. After all, the Startup Nation has been at it since the 1960s.

Fri
31
Jul

Israel Vaults Further Ahead of America with Medical Cannabis

The United States Healthcare System has been criticized for decades now by both foreign and domestic media outlets. US healthcare costs more, offers less and operates more slowly than most, if not all, countries of comparison. A new, groundbreaking decision out of Israel further thrusts America into the subcategories of global health leadership.

Thu
30
Jul

The Scientist - Nobel Prize nominee Dr Mechoulam

“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Nobel prize nominee Dr Mechoulam from his early days......as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). 
For further information please visit:
http://mechoulamthescientist.com/

The documentary is predominantly in English with hebrew subtitles, though it starts in Spanish

Tue
28
Jul

Israel: In ‘revolutionary’ shift, cannabis to be sold in pharmacies

Deputy health minister says medical marijuana will be prescribed and supervised like medications classified as narcotic

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced Monday that pharmacies will be stocked with medical marijuana to ease the often arduous bureaucratic process faced by patients prescribed the drug.

During an address to the Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Litzman said the current system of dispensing medical marijuana to patients was unbalanced.

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