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Medical Cannabis Exports Suspended in Israel

Medical Cannabis Exports Suspended in Israel

Medical Cannabis Exports Suspended in Israel

Israel has temporarily suspended medical cannabis exports. According to Haaretz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was responsible for the suspension and has ordered a review from both the Health Ministry and the chairman of the National Economic Council.

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United States Army Granting Waivers for Marijuana Use to Gain More Recruits

As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, it is becoming increasingly difficult for military recruiters to find recruits that have not used marijuana. In an effort to gain more recruits, the United States Army has begun to grant waivers for would-be soldiers that have used marijuana in the past.

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Future Farm and Rahan Meristem Form JV to Breed and Propagate Elite Clones of Cannabis and Secures $440,000 Investment

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce a new 50/50 joint venture (the “JV”) between Future Farm and Rahan Meristem Ltd., a world renown global agro-biotechnology company incorporated in the State of Israel with more than 250 employees in five locations and over 40 years of experience in plant propagation and breeding (“Rahan”).

Israel Wants to Start Exporting Its Cannabis Around the World

When Asi Naim, a severely autistic Israeli boy, started smacking his head against the wall and hurting himself in other ways, his parents tried every kind of psychiatric drug to calm him. Nothing worked. Then Asi entered a cannabis-based research program at Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek hospital.

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CannaTech UK: First Medial Cannabis Conference in the UK October 25-26, 2017 The Old Truman Brewery, London Session & Journalist Registration Information

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Innovative researchers and scientists, pharma experts, regulators, investors, and entrepreneurs will share their knowledge about the burgeoning medical cannabis industry at CannaTech UK, Britain’s first-ever international Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation curated specifically for the UK and European markets.

Can Medical Marijuana Revive Israel's Kibbutz Movement?

Can Medical Marijuana Revive Israel’s Kibbutz Movement?

By all accounts, Eilon Bdil has no personal interest in marijuana. But as the business manager of Kibbutz Elifaz, he’s a big believer in the herb. Bdil sees medical marijuana as a unique opportunity to revive his remote Negev community.

Israel Medical Marijuana: Joint Panel Approves Government-Run Export Plan

Israel Medical Marijuana: Joint Panel Approves Export Plan

Israel’s Finance and Health ministries approved a medical marijuana export plan that looks to increase annual revenue from $1 billion to $4 billion as the government-supervised program seeks to brand and market its pot products internationally.

International Cannabinoid Research Society Heading to Jerusalem in 2021

International Cannabinoid Research Society Heading to Jerusalem in 2021

Cannabis scientists may want to start planning for a trip to the Holy Land. The International Cannabinoid Research Society, the longest running scientific society focused on cannabis research, has picked Jerusalem for the site of its annual International Symposium on the Cannabinoids in 2021.

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Tikun Olam, the World’s Original Medical Cannabis Company, Announces US Expansion of Health & Wellness Brand: Tikun™

NEW YORK, April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The United States will experience a wellness revolution through a new line of clinically-proven, proprietary cannabis products from Tikun Olam

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Israeli Cabinet Approves Proposal to Decriminalize Marijuana

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Sunday, Israel took a big step toward decriminalizing adult marijuana use. The Israeli Cabinet approved a proposal that would replace criminal penalties with fines for people who are caught using marijuana in public. The proposal from the Ministries of Justice and Public Security has received support from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but still requires approval of the Israeli Parliament before becoming law.

Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use

Israel Gives Green Light to Decriminalize Marijuana Use

The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

Israel Plans to Relax Penalties for Soldiers Using Marijuana

Israel Plans to Relax Penalties for Soldiers Using Marijuana

The Israeli army is planning to relax its disciplinary action for off-duty soldiers caught smoking marijuana. Israel’s military prosecutor wants to revise the drug policy to allow IDF soldiers to smoke marijuana up to five times.

Teva Pharma to Market Syqe Medical's Cannabis Inhaler in Israel

Teva Pharma to Market Syqe Medical’s Cannabis Inhaler in Israel

On Nov. 28, 2016, Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) announced that it had entered into an agreement with Syqe Medical to market and distribute Syqe’s medical cannabis inhaler in Israel for pain management, signifying the first time a medical cannabis product will be marketed by an international pharmaceutical company.

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OWC Pharmaceutical Research Advisory Board Member to Participate in the First Bloomberg Intelligence Sponsored Cannabis Event

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Nov. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. (OTCQB: OWCP), (“OWC” or the “Company”), a developer of cannabinoid-based therapies targeting a variety of different medical conditions and disorders, today announced that Jeffrey Friedland, a member of the Company’s Advisory Board, will be participating in Bloomberg Intelligence’s first cannabis-related event; Cannabis Trends & Legalization Implications.

Israel at the Vanguard of International Cannabis Science and Medicine

Israel at the Vanguard of Cannabis Science and Medicine

With more than 50 years of academic research and development, Israel leads the way in the science and medicine of cannabis. On Nov. 15, 2016, The World of Cannabis is bringing Israel to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to explore how the country is poised to break medical and scientific barriers in an exciting frontier market.

Entrepreneurs and Investors: Enter 'The World of Cannabis' in Vegas

Entrepreneurs and Investors: Enter ‘The World of Cannabis’ in Vegas

On Nov. 15, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing “The World of Cannabis” to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to show eager entrepreneurs and investors how to navigate the complexity of international cannabis laws and the opportunities they present.

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OWC Pharmaceutical Research Announces the Promising Results of Phase Lab Testing for Multiple Myeloma

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, October 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. (OTCQB: OWCP), (“OWC” or the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the development of a proprietary, cannabinoid-enriched sublingual tablet (the “Tablet”) for the administration of medical cannabis.


Israeli Study of Medical Marijuana Shows Improvements in Users

A recently released Israeli study showed patients who used medical cannabis experienced less pain and more ability to function, according to a May 26, 2016, article at JPost.com. Medical marijuana has been legal in Israel for a decade and more than 20,000 are licensed to use it, JPost.com reported. However, “there has been no information about the users themselves,” said the study’s leader, Prof. Pesach Shvartzman of Ben-Gurion University.


iCAN- Israel Cannabis and Breath of Life Pharma Announce Partnership in Israel’s First Private Cannabis R&D Incubator Center

TEL AVIV, Isarel, March 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — iCAN- Israel Cannabis and Breath of Life Pharma (BOL Pharma) announced a new partnership to form the first private cannabis R&D incubator center in Israel.


This Study Highlights Marijuana’s Best Chance of Approval

Marijuana appears set for a critical year. We’ve already witnessed nearly two-dozen states approve marijuana for medicinal use since 1996 (the year in which California became the first state to legalize the use of cannabis for certain ailments), and residents in four states have voted to legalize recreational marijuana since 2012. Now, come November, we

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ESEV Genetics Scores With Canada’s Aphria to Create Strongest Strains

LEAMINGTON, Ontario, Feb. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Aphria Inc (TSX VENTURE:APH), one of Canada’s leading large scale producers of medical-grade cannabis, partners with pioneering ESEV Genetics to develop and bring to market the highest quality strains of cannabis available to treat a range of medical conditions.

CannaTech in Tel Aviv

International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation Tel Aviv, March 7-8, 2016

TEL AVIV, Jan. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Innovative Israeli researchers and scientists, high tech experts and “Start-Up Nation” entrepreneurs have fused their knowledge and skills to develop cutting edge expertise that will be on display at Israel’s first International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation.


Film Review: ‘The Scientist’ and Raphael Mechoulam’s Discovery of THC

“The Scientist,” released on July 29, 2015, and recently screened in the United States, is a documentary film about one of the most important modern medical pioneers in the field of cannabis research.


Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces New Access of Cannabics Oil Capsules for Patients With Medical Cannabis License in Israel

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX) announced today that Israeli patients with a medical cannabis license will now have access to Cannabics Pharmaceutical’s cannabis oil Capsules.

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Cannabidiol and Bone Fracture Healing: Promising Data Published on Medical Marijuana

Scientists in Israel continue to establish their work as the leading source of data on medical cannabis. In a combined study conducted primarily by researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, Cannabidiol (CBD) was found to enhance fracture healing.


MMJ Research Investment Opportunities in Israel

Medical marijuana is a legal industry in Israel, estimated to be worth $40 million. It has benefitted greatly from 50 years of research and development at academic institutions like the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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3D Printed Wifi Enabled Marijuana Inhaler: Looks to Make Medical Cannabis Use More Legitimate

The use of medical marijuana has been debated for decades. The proponents of legalizing it believe that it is an efficient method that can be used to reduce the suffering of millions of people worldwide, while also minimizing the use of more dangerous and addictive narcotic pain killers such as Oxycontin, Percocet, Demerol and Vicodin.

BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties

BreedIT Corp., (OTCQB: BRDT) through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions software for plant breeders and researchers, today is pleased to announce the formation of KanaboSeed Ltd., a joint venture with Seach Ltd, a leading Israeli medical Cannabis breeder.