Israel

Fri
24
Apr

Israeli Agro-tech for Medical Marijuana

Israeli research and development in traditional areas like agriculture technologies are crystallizing into new market areas for cannabis

Not long before flower children of the Sixties started talking peace and love and smoking pot, an Israeli researcher made a landmark study deciphering the chemical makeup of its active ingredient, THC.

Using an 11-pound lump of Lebanese hash seized by the national police, Raphael Mechoulam identified and synthesized the first known cannabinoid from cannabis, among an estimated 60 to 85 known compounds. He’d go on to discover more.

Fri
24
Apr

Israeli Study Finds Anti-Cancer Potential in Cannabis

Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa recently released the preliminary results of a cancer study that examined the effects of 50 varieties of cannabis with 200 different cancer cells. While it’s still far too soon to draw any conclusions, their findings are cause for optimistic curiosity.

Tue
14
Apr

Preliminary results from Israeli study: Cannabis delays cancer development

New research shows - with cautious optimism - that cannabis can kill or slow the development of cancer cells.

Medical cannabis is well known to cancer patients. A large number of Israelis receive it as part of their palliative care for dealing with the symptoms of the disease, as cannabis has been found to be effective in relieving chronic pain, nausea and loss of appetite.

Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have been researching completely different possibilities for the use of cannabis by cancer patients – as an active treatment against the development of the disease itself. A precedent-setting study examined how dozens of strains of cannabis affect the development and growth of hundreds of types of cancer cells.

Tue
14
Apr

Is crowdfunding the new tech bubble? Or just a good old-fashioned junk bond?

Despite the headline, I’m a proponent of crowdfunding and believe it can bring innovative ideas to market. Fundamentally, I feel that new forms of financing provide additional access to much-needed capital and bring healthy competition to the lender market, benefits that all entrepreneurs and inventors can appreciate.

Thu
09
Apr

Tikun Olam: From Cutting to Product

The company has developed a unique range of proprietary cannabis varieties and innovative products based on unique world-renowned production techniques that focus on increasing the efficacy of the active ingredients (mainly THC and CBD) in the plant. Our unique varieties have made waves throughout the world and have garnered a lot of attention from international media sources (find out more here). Our varieties are being utilized in various clinical medical trials based on their safety and efficacy and provide relief and peace of mind for thousands of patients.

Wed
08
Apr

Israeli Study: CBD From Cannabis Enhances Skeletal Healing

The administration of the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) leads to improvement in bone fracture healing, according to preclinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Investigators at the Hebrew University Bone Laboratory in Israel assessed the ability of CBD administration to promote healing in rats with mid-femoral fractures. Researchers reported, “CBD markedly enhanced the biomechanical properties of the healing femora after 8 weeks.”

Sun
22
Mar

Galilee Farmers want to grow cannabis

Many Farmers in the North wish to export marijuana, a move that could increase their revenues tremendously.

Galilee Farmers want to grow medical cannabis, yet the Israeli government forbids it. The situation today is that only eight farmers have permission to grow cannabis: The government is opposed to increasing the number of licenses to the dismay of farmers who wish to increase their profits. Galilee Farmers are especially interested in exporting cannabis overseas. Dubi Amitay, President of the Israeli Farmers' Association added: "The State of Israel is preventing the export of Israeli cannabis, which could bring millions of dollars to the state and the farmers, I am not sure why they delay it."

Wed
18
Mar

In Israel, Medical Marijuana Research Far From Stuck in the Weeds

One of the most revolutionary social movements in the past decade has been the growing acceptance of the consumption of marijuana in Western society, including the substance’s legalization in U.S. states such as Colorado and Washington. While marijuana is illegal for general use in Israel, the Jewish state is considered to be one of the world’s most forward-thinking countries when it comes to medical marijuana, with scientists and researchers flocking there to learn more about the benefits of the drug.

Thu
12
Mar

Israel: Grass roots support: Most Israeli parties favor use of medical marijuana

The legalization of marijuana, particularly for medical use, has made it onto the agenda of this election, with most parties addressing the issue, and several adopting a more liberal position than they have in the past.

“It seems that someone – I don’t know who – has invested a great deal of money over the past two years in a campaign to promote marijuana in Israel,” says strategic consultant Itay Ben Horin, who has led many political campaigns in the past. Still, he says, “You still don’t see candidates for prime minister presenting that as part of their agenda.”

Most political parties have some position regarding marijuana use — with the exception of Likud, whose officials chose not to comment or respond to Haaretz’s query on the issue.

Tue
10
Mar

Cannabis Study: Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts More Medically Effective than CBD Alone

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been the focus of many medical cannabis studies, and continues to prove itself as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug. What makes CBD even more desirable for some patients is that it does not cause the psychoactive effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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