Study: Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits From Cannabis

"[T]he results of our study demonstrate that most of the users had found MC (medical cannabis) to improve their condition, and that MC treatment was safe, without major side effects."

ISRAEL: Patients with Parkinson’s disease report long-term therapeutic benefits from the daily use of medical cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Tel Aviv University in Israel conducted a retrospective assessment of the daily use of cannabis in 47 patients with Parkinson’s disease over a period of several months. Most Read the full article…

OWC Pharmaceutical To Begin Testing On Cannabinoid-Infused Psoriasis Cream

Cannabis-infused Psoriasis cream

ISRAEL: OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp., an Israeli-based developer of cannabinoid-based therapies targeting a variety of different medical conditions and disorders, announced it has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to conduct safety testing on its proprietary topical crème compound for the treatment of psoriasis and related skin conditions. The approval follows the Company’s February 1, 2017 8K filing Read the full article…

Is Israel’s Medical Marijuana Leader Coming To America?

Forty-two other companies applied for the licenses, including a handful of health groups with Jewish ties.

ISRAEL:  Israel’s leading producer of medical marijuana is joining a local group vying for a coveted license to distribute the drug in New York State. Tikun Olam, which serves about a third of Israeli medical marijuana patients, has joined forces with the Compassionate Care Center of New York (CCCNY) in hopes of winning one of Read the full article…

Cannabis For Kids: Israel Pioneers Pediatric Pot

Eshed's 9-year-old son, Aviel, is being treated for bone marrow cancer at Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel. Yaniv Eshed told CNBC that he wishes he had learned about medical marijuana before Aviel was already six months into his chemotherapy treatment.

ISRAEL: Yaniv Eshed is a big believer in the medical benefits of marijuana for children. Eshed’s 9-year-old son, Aviel, is being treated for bone marrow cancer at Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel. Yaniv Eshed told CNBC that he wishes he had learned about medical marijuana before Aviel was already six months into Read the full article…

Knesset Passes New Medical Marijuana Law

With Election Day exactly one week away, it's not looking great for medical marijuana legalization.

ISRAEL: The Knesset on Sunday approved an updated version of Israel’s cannabis law, which will centralize marijuana collection and raise the number of doctors allowed to prescribe cannabis treatment to 31, Israel Hayom reported. The bill calls for severing the direct link between marijuana growers and patients. The marijuana will now be collected by medical supply company Read the full article…

Pro-Marijuana Views Unite Feiglin And Leftists In Israel

Likud Knesset member Moshe Feiglin says he does not smoke pot, but his pro-marijuana views draw him unlikely allies from the left.

ISRAEL: On the bustling bourgeois avenue of Tel Aviv’s Ibn Givrol Street, beneath a portico and next to a high-end hair salon, it smells like college. Aside from a small green sign, the clinic is unidentifiable, its one window blocked with a sheet and covered with chains. A single metal door is guarded by a man Read the full article…

Legalizing Pot In Israel

In Israel religious communities of all sorts are less opposed to the use of pot in practice if not political stance.

ISRAEL: Currently the Knesset is debating the issue of legalizing pot. To be more accurate, it is debating legalizing pot for medical reasons. This is a position that has already found favor in 20 States in the USA.Furthermore, the states of Washington and Colorado have actually legalized recreational pot, even if the Federal government has not! Read the full article…

Legalizing Pot In Israel

In Israel religious communities of all sorts are less opposed to the use of pot in practice if not political stance.

ISRAEL: Currently the Knesset is debating the issue of legalizing pot. To be more accurate, it is debating legalizing pot for medical reasons. This is a position that has already found favor in 20 States in the USA.Furthermore, the states of Washington and Colorado have actually legalized recreational pot, even if the Federal government has not! Read the full article…

Meretz Lawmaker Seeks To Decriminalize Private Marijuana Use In Israel

"The time has come to stop the mistaken and wasteful policy against cannabis users," Zanberg wrote on her blog.

ISRAEL: MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) submitted what she called the first-ever bill to decriminalize private marijuana use in Israel Wednesday. According to Zandberg’s legislation, personal use of small amounts of marijuana will not be considered a crime. The bill also differentiates between the crimes of holding large amounts of cannabis, distributing and selling it, and creates Read the full article…

Israel Should Make Medical Marijuana Legal

A kiosk in Tel Aviv. Some patients might try to abuse the law.

ISRAEL: Likud MK Moshe Feiglin says his bill to let any Israeli physician prescribe medical marijuana aims to prevent great suffering and a situation in which patients “are turned into criminals against their will.” On the face of it, the bill, which will be put to a vote Sunday in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, sounds Read the full article…