Israel

Thu
03
Jan

Israel's pro-cannabis party plans to sue Facebook over blocked political ads

Israel's pro-cannabis party Green Leaf (Ale Yarok) are threatening Facebook with a lawsuit after the social media giant took down one of their publicity campaigns, writes Calvin Hughes. 

Thu
27
Dec

Israeli legislation paves the way for exporting medical cannabis in 2019

A bill revolving around the governance and regulatory aspects of exporting medical cannabis from Israel passed the Israeli Parliament on Christmas day, a move Seedo Corp. says brings the industry one step closer to finalizing export of medical cannabis.

Tue
11
Dec

Israel likely to allow medical cannabis exports

Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad.

Israeli companies - befitting from a favourable climate and expertise in medical and agricultural technologies - are among the world's biggest producers of medical cannabis.

The finance and health ministries estimate exports could bring in about $1 billion a year - but some MPs have up to now stopped Israeli-grown cannabis going abroad, fearing more cultivation could push more drugs onto the streets at home.

Wed
05
Dec

Strainprint Technologies partners with Israeli research leaders to study cannabis as a treatment for endometriosis

Cannabis’ ability to treat numerous illnesses and conditions is becoming more apparent by the day in the wake of legalization and this is especially true for a number of conditions specifically affecting women's health.

More and more women are opting to use cannabis to treat symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome and menopause, but it’s also having very positive outcomes in treating other conditions that affect women in particular.  As such, Strainprint Technologies Ltd. announced last month that it has partnered with Israel-based research groups, Lumir Lab and Gynica to conduct clinical studies on how cannabis can be used to treat endometriosis. The study will be the first of its kind and will be carried out simultaneously in both Canada and Israel.

Mon
19
Nov

Edible cannabis honey causes a buzz

Innovative Israeli cannabis technology company PhytoPharma International is causing a buzz! The artisanal honey producing company’s bees are feasting on a spectrum that contains cannabinoids. Since bees are insects that do not have a mammalian endocannabinoid system, they are not getting high. However, they pass these nutrients directly through their natural honey making process and –voila– they create Pure Bee cannabis honey.

Thu
08
Nov

Have Canadians given up on Israeli cannabis exports?

DLA Piper Canada partner Adv. Noam Goodman and iCan founder Saul Kaye speak to "Globes" about the cannabis opportunities Israel is missing.

Last month cannabis became completely legal throughout Canada for both medical and leisure purposes. However, although the Canadian market represents a larger than ever opportunity for Israeli companies, the Canadians have already given up somewhat on working with Israel, explains DLA Piper Canada Partner Adv. Noam Goodman, who specializes in cannabis regulation.

Mon
22
Oct

Israel and Canada high on budding medical cannabis ties

Israel, the so-called Start-up Nation, could soon become known as the Silicon Valley of medical marijuana if leaders in the industry have their way. Israel’s medical cannabis sector is flourishing, thanks in part to growing business ties with Canada, which recently legalized marijuana.

Hundreds of millions of dollars in deals between Canadian and Israeli companies have already been inked, with investments covering innovative products treating a wide range of health issues—from cancer, to epilepsy, to sleep disorders.

Saul Kaye is the man behind the CannaTech conference—one of the biggest international events in the industry—which takes place each year in Israel.

Thu
11
Oct

What is an Israeli cannabis company doing in Uganda? The answer Is hazy

The company, the biggest cannabis firm on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, has said it is setting up a medical marijuana farm there, but Ugandan officials say that’s illegal. What is Israeli cannabis company Together Pharma really doing in Uganda? The answer regarding this company, which has drawn significant public interest, isn’t entirely clear.

Wed
10
Oct

Home robot grows cannabis and other herbs

Israeli machine creates perfect conditions for growing whatever you like; most customers use it to raise pesticide-free medical or recreational pot.'

You could grow flowers or salad greens in a Seedo machine. In fact, automated lettuce-growing is where the inventors got their start and honed their expertise.

However, if you’re going to plunk down $2,400 to put an automatic hydroponic growing box in your living room, you will probably choose a crop not easily or cheaply raised in your garden. Like cannabis. That’s why you have to affirm you’re at least 21 to enter the website.

Wed
19
Sep

Cannabis auto-grow tech startup Seedo raises $2 million

Seedo, listed as Eroll Grow Tech Ltd, the developer of what it calls the world’s first fully-automated grow device for medical cannabis, announced that it raised $2 million from Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, a US-Israeli company that develops personalized cannabinoid medicine focused on cancer and its side effects.

Seedo says its at-home growing device, which looks similar to a mini-fridge, is managed and controlled by an AI-powered algorithm and monitored via a smartphone application. Seedo holds a medical cannabis R&D license from the Israeli Health Ministry.

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