Tag: Israel

  • Israel: Public use of Cannabis Oil & Vapor to be Allowed

    Israel: Public use of Cannabis Oil & Vapor to be Allowed

    May 15th, 2017 – New medical marijuana rules in Israel will allow patients to consume cannabis as an oil or vapor in public and will reduce wait times for patients to receive authorization to use and possess medical marijuana, according to a report from Jerusalem Online. Israeli Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman Israel is a leader…

  • Medical Marijuana Likely Coming Soon to Israeli Pharmacies

    November 8, 2010 – The Israeli Health Ministry committee on medical marijuana recommended last Wednesday that marijuana be added the list of medicinal drugs. That means it should be available in pharmacies in Israel within six months, provided that the recommendation is accepted by the ministry. The news was reported Sunday by the International Association…

  • Israel Relaxes Restrictions on Medical Marijuana

    September 5, 2010 – The Israeli Health Ministry on Sunday authorized doctors from five different hospitals to prescribe medical marijuana to patients suffering from cancer and chronic pain. The ministry is launching a pilot program meant to increase the number of doctors allowed to prescribe marijuana for medicinal purposes. According to a ministry official, in…

  • Medical Marijuana in Three Countries: The Advantages of Federalism

    June 26, 2009 – Last week we ran a story about medical marijuana in Israel (the country where THC was first isolated, back in 1964). It provides some interesting contrasts with the situation in the United States. Unlike here, where 13 states recognize cannabis as a legitimate medicine but the national government continues to forbid…

  • Medical marijuana transforms into big business in Israel

    June 21st, 2009 – How did Yohai Golan-Gild go from being an organizer of psychedelic drug parties to being a provider of medicinal marijuana in Israel – with the full approval of the Health Ministry? “The 90s were the golden age of chemicals,” Golan-Gild said. “In every forest clearing there were people taking ecstasy and…