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Israel to triple medical cannabis production

The Israeli government has reportedly issued seven new medical cannabis cultivation licences in a move that will triple the country’s annual production capacity.

Brlev Agricultural Crops, Elpis Flora, Medical Cannabis Growing, Natali Buskila, Rami Sela, S. Sydan and Shavit Agro are the seven firms given the green light to commence cultivation. They will be able to supply pharmacies across the country by the end of 2019, according to local reports.

The Israeli medicinal cannabis industry will be overhauled on Sunday, when new regulations come into effect. The idea is to stop marijuana produces selling direct to patients, requiring them to supply pharmacies that serve as middlemen instead.


$2 Million going to cannabis cancer research in Israel

A cannabis-based treatment for cancer may finally be on the horizon, thanks to the research of none-other-than Professor Raphael Mechoulam.

Mechoulam is leading a research team to work on developing cannabis-based treatments for three aggressive forms of cancer: melanoma (skin cancer), neuroblastoma (cancer originating in the surrounding and mostly neural system in children), and glaublastoma (brain cancer).


Israeli cannabis Outfit Cannbit launches cancer study

Tel-Aviv listed cannabis producer Cannbit is launching a study to test a cannabis-based treatment for three aggressive types of cancer, Cannbit announced in a filing to the exchange Thursday. The study will be led by cannabis research pioneer Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who chairs Cannbit’s scientific advisory committee. Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem and Sheba Medical Center will collaborate on the study.


Israel: Medical cannabis

‘I live in constant fear,” says Maya Segev, a mother of three from Ramat Hasharon whose eldest daughter Nika, 14, suffers from Rett Syndrome.

“It takes a while for Nika to get used to new meds. It’s a bit of trial-and-error process trying to figure out which one will work best, and this isn’t great for her health or the mental stability of the rest of the family. She’s been using cannabis oil for two years now, which has been extremely helpful. I would love if we could continue purchasing it where we used to get it. With the new reforms, my daughter will have to go back to living the dangerous life she used to. I’m so worried.”


Israel’s ‘Tikun Olam’ founder forced to give up shares In medical cannabis scandal

While Israel’s medical cannabis program is a robust one, regulations and too much red tape are hindering the supply chain. Israel’s most prominent medical cannabis grower is now being sanctioned by the government and needs to give up shares in the company.


Israeli researchers bet on cannabis for pets

There’s no question that cannabidiol, CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical produced by the cannabis plant, has shown an ability to help alleviate health issues — everything from inflammation, anxiety, skin conditions, arthritis and joint pain.

So, how about its effect on animals?

Itay Ben-Mordechai, head of innovation at Weedley, a leader in the development and distribution of cannabidiol-based natural products (CBD) for pets, and his Tel Aviv-based team are gambling on a big “yes.”

“We’ve seen how well animals respond to CBD oil drops and treats,” Ben-Mordechai told NoCamels.com, noting that so far only research subjects and investors have tried Weedley’s CBD-infused transdermal creams and oils.


Blue, white, and green? How Israel is leading the global cannabis revolution

The global state of legal cannabis has shifted rapidly over the past few years. After decades of strict prohibition, the potential medicinal benefit of this reviled and revered plant is finally coming to light.

In news outlets across the world, headlines feature the next big canna-business buy out, the most recent superstar to join the cannabis space, and the life-changing clinical research proving the plant’s healing potential.

Often, these headlines also refer to Israel, an established world leader in cannabis research, technology, and innovation.


Why Israel's biggest medical marijuana firm doesn't have a license to operate in the Country

It’s Israel’s biggest and oldest medical marijuana company, but until this week, when a court issued an interim order allowing it to resume sales of cannabis flowers, it had been effectively banned from the market.

As of Tuesday morning, Tikkun Olam had resumed sales at its retail shops in Tel Aviv and the Galilee town of Safed as well as by mail order. But Israel’s police and the Health Ministry still refuse to give the company’s Kfar Yehoshua farm an operating license, and the two sides are continuing to fight it out in court.


Israeli medical cannabis exports delayed by internal politics

When the Israeli government approved an innovative new program to export medical cannabis from the Jewish State to the thriving international market, a lot of people were excited about the potential revenue prospects.

Unfortunately, internal squabbles between ministries in Israel has delayed the medical cannabis export initiative, to the chagrin of many. The disagreement is between the Israeli ministries of health and finance regarding who will control the pricing of the medical cannabis exports.


Isracann looks to be a first mover in the Israeli cannabis boom

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In Canada, if you were one of the first companies to be granted a license from Health Canada, you would have benefited from the rising demand of legal cannabis and you would probably be worth more than $1 billion.

Having the ability to being prepared is a key trait of any successful person or business so we are not surprised by the massive increase in the number of companies competing for an Israeli cannabis license. Having an early mover advantage is extremely significant and this is especially true when it comes to the cannabis industry.


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