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Israel - News, Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana (News) | Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering on the roof deck of Tzahi Cohen’s parents’ house, perched on a cliff overlooking the bright-green farming village of Birya. Until then, fewer than 100 Israeli patients suffering from a short list of ailments had been allowed to grow the plants for themselves, but this marked the first harvest by a licensed grower. The Cohen home soon became a temple in the area for believers in the healing powers of cannabis — a legendary family operation that, in this early golden era, served as a grow house, a pharmacy and a treatment center all in one. In “Prescribed Grass,” the 2009 documentary that would open the eyes of Israeli politicians to the vast potential of medical cannabis, a group of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) veterans, suffering from army wounds such as phantom pains and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are shown sitting around a table at the Cohens’ house. There, they help trim the harvest, smoke their medicine from a small glass bong and sing the miracles of cannabis.

Those were the farm’s whimsical beginnings. Today, up a country road from the Cohens’ house, at a guarded location hidden by trees but open to steady sunshine, sits the family’s now-massive operation. It’s an almost three-acre setup of greenhouses, high-tech “Twister” trimming machines and huts with labels such as “Flowering House” and “Mother House.” The Cohens have named their farm Tikun Olam, the Hebrew phrase for “healing the world” — and they believe their marijuana-growing and -processing facilities to be among the most advanced on Earth.  Read more >>.  See more >> News, below.

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Israel - Basic Information Israel >> Background: Map of Israel officially the State of Israel, (part of the land mass of Asia), is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, Egypt and the Gaza Strip on the southwest, and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south, and it contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel is defined as a Jewish and Democratic State in its Basic Laws and is the world's only Jewish-majority state. Following the adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 29 November 1947 recommending the adoption and implementation of the United Nations partition plan to replace the British Mandate for Palestine, on 14 May 1948 David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel, a state independent from the British Mandate for Palestine. Neighboring Arab states invaded the next day in support of the Palestinian Arabs. Israel has since fought several wars with neighboring Arab states, in the course of which it has occupied the West Bank, Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. Portions of these territories, including east Jerusalem, have been annexed by Israel, but the border with the neighboring West Bank has not yet been permanently defined.[neutrality is disputed] Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, but efforts to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict have so far not resulted in peace.

Israel's financial centre is Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem is the country's most populous city, and its capital (although not recognized internationally as such). The population of Israel, as defined by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, was estimated in 2012 to be 7,879,500 people, of whom 5,930,000 are Jewish. Arabs form the country's second-largest ethnic group with 1,622,500 people. The great majority of Israeli Arabs are settled-Muslims, with smaller but significant numbers of semi-settled Negev Bedouins and Arab Christians. Other minorities include various ethnic and ethno-religious denominations such as Druze, Circassians, Samaritans, Maronites and others. Israel is a representative democracy with a parliamentary system, proportional representation and universal suffrage. The Prime Minister serves as head of government and the Knesset serves as Israel's unicameral legislative body. Israel has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. It is a developed country, an OECD member, and its economy, based on the nominal gross domestic product, was the 40th-largest in the world in 2011. Israel has the highest standard of living in the Middle East.

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Israel - Status, Cannabis; Medical Marijuana for medical use has been permitted in Israel since the early 1990s for cancer patients and those with pain-related illnesses such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, other chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. Patients can smoke the drug, ingest it in liquid form, or apply it to the skin as a balm. The numbers of patients authorized to use marijuana in Israel in 2012 is about 10,000. There are eight government-sanctioned cannabis growing operations in Israel, which distribute it for medical purposes to patients who have a prescription from a doctor, via either a company's store, or in a medical center.

THC, the psychoactive chemical component in marijuana that causes a high, was first isolated by Israeli scientists Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem's Center for Research on Pain and Yechiel Gaoni of the Weizmann Institute in 1964. The Tikkun Olam company has developed a variety of marijuana that is reported to provide the medical benefits of cannabis, but without THC. The cannabis instead contains high quantities of CBD, a substance that is believed to be an anti-inflammatory ingredient, which helps alleviate pain. SOURCE: Legal and medical status of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Click >> here << for latest.


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SUMMARY; Qualifying Conditions: cancer patients and those with pain-related illnesses such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, other chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.  

Modality: Patients can smoke the drug, ingest it in liquid form, or apply it to the skin as a balm.

Possession/Cultivation: No home growing. Initially the program provided 100 grams a month to patients, and slowly the amount decreased. Today the average dose per month is about an ounce per patient. Primary caregivers ... Not Yet.

Reciprocity - No, details TBA.

Amendment(s): TBA

Update(s): TBA

Application information for the Israel Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Program (Agency) IMCA: www.health.gov.il/english/services/citizen_services/pages/kanabis.aspx

here is contact info for Medical Cannabis Unit

www.health.gov.il/English/MinistryUnits/HealthDivision/cannabis/Pages/default.aspx

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Israel - The Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health | bears national responsibility for ensuring the health of the population of Israel. The ministry determines the policy on matters of health and medical services, and is in charge of planning, supervision and control, licensing and coordination of the health system’s services.   >>   Visit - www.health.gov.il > English > Pages > Home . Israel - Medicinal Cannabis Program

Israel - Request for Permission to Use Medicinal Cannabis English Services > Medical Services > Medicinal Cannabis Services >> Request for Permission to Use Medicinal Cannabis | Requests for permission to use medicinal cannabis shall be faxed or mailed to the address below. The address shall be submitted by a doctor specializing in the medical field of which the patient is afflicted. Requests from family physicians will not be approved. The request form may be transferred via:

Online Form (Hebrew)
Fax Number: 02-6474810
To address: Medicinal Cannabis - Pharmacology Department, 39 Yirmiyahu St., Jerusalem 9446724
Email: imca@moh.health.gov.il
Telephone for inquiries: 08-6268000
  or ... >>   Visit - www.health.gov.il > English > Services > Citizen Services > Kanabis .

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Fee(s); for Application/Registration: TBA.

DISPENSARYs: Our info is that cannabis (kanabis) medicine in Israel is dispensed thru a state-run, discreet, successful and expanding medical cannabis distribution center, known by it's acronym - MECHKAR. The center is a Tel Aviv medical clinic which gives out the drug in small, controlled quantities when a patient presents their license. They also offer cannabis training; teaching people how to use "pot" [medicine] — how long to inhale smoke or vapor, how to administer sublingual drops, or how to ration out a "pot cookie" [or other medible].

Cost(s): For the first year and a half growers gave cannabis to patients for free, though it soon became clear this was an unsustainable approach. Finally, the Ministry of Health decided to charge all medical cannabis patients a $100 flat monthly fee, regardless of the amount of cannabis they consumed. This system remains in place today.

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Israeli - status Legal and medical status of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Israeli (Asia) Illegal, except for some Medical use | Very small scale of legal usage of medicinal cannabis. Cannabis for recreational purposes is illegal, and even the smallest amounts may lead to an arrest. Up to 15g of marijuana or hash may end up with an interrogation in the police station, but no major acts against the user. Above 15g will lead to having a police record and is treated as non-personal use. However, personal use is relatively decriminalized with little to no penalties for convicted first time violators. >> Source > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_country


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Israel - Resources Marijuana is in Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, making it subject to special restrictions. Article 2 provides for the following, in reference to Schedule IV drugs:

    A Party shall, if in its opinion the prevailing conditions in its country render it the most appropriate means of protecting the public health and welfare, prohibit the production, manufacture, export and import of, trade in, possession or use of any such drug except for amounts which may be necessary for medical and scientific research only, including clinical trials therewith to be conducted under or subject to the direct supervision and control of the Party.

This provision, while apparently providing for the limitation of marijuana to research purposes only, also seems to allow some latitude for nations to make their own judgments. The official Commentary on the Single Convention indicates that Parties are expected to make that judgment in good faith. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_and_medical_status_of_cannabis

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Israel - Resource, Org; local Ale Yarok | (Green Leaf) is a minor liberal political party in Israel best known for its ideology of decriminalizing cannabis. To date it has had no representation in the Knesset. ... (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale_Yarok ) ... Ale Yarok's Ohad Shem-Tov and Boaz Wachtel ... The Ale Yarok party is an Ultra- Liberal movement ... member of the Ale-Yarok Board of Directors >> Visit -- for more information > http://www.ale-yarok.org.il/ < their official website.

Israel - Resources, Organizations, Links and other DrugSense / MAPinc > Drug Policy Organizations, Links and other Resources | Find a Resource near you -or- Enter yours!   ...   Visit - http://mapinc.org/dpr.htm.

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Israel - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in Israel ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/il/.

Peru - status; WeBeHigh.com | Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status. WeBeHigh.org | Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status. Currently covering 1128 cities. New cities and cities updates every day! >> Israel (IL): Jaffa, Jerusalem, Kiryat Ata, Kiryat Haim, Netanya, Rishon le Zion, Tel-aviv, The Negev >> visit - www.WeBeHigh.org/

    Israel - status; WeBeHigh.com | Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status in Jerusalem. Jerusalem | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 --- Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in Israel. Period, paragaph, end of discussion. Smoking Marijuana is a criminal offence, although for small amounts, a good criminal lawyer can get you out of trouble fast. Law enforcement: Very slack. I smoked in bars, on the street, on campus, etc. Unless you’re doing something else, don’t expect a hassle from the police. They’re too busy looking for terrorists to worry about an American smoking a spliff. If you have a whole bunch on you and have a legal run in you might have some problems though.

    Where to buy marijuana: Tough call, hang out at “Crack Square” at night and ask the kids. It’s near the Sbarro, across from the “Coffee Bean” on Jaffa Street. You’ll know it when you see it. I wouldn’t give my money to any kids to “go and get it” though…. Marijuana Prices: 100 shekels ($25) should get you about 4 grams. Don’t expect anybody to cut you a deal if you buy in bulk either. Most people won’t sell any less than this.

    Marijuana brands: Hash, hash, hash, and more hash. Its everywhere and not too hard to find once you know your way around. Expect to pay around 100 shekels ($25) for about 4 grams. Nobody has scales, so it all depends on your sources eyeball. You’re not going to find any decent weed to smoke. In a year there only twice did I see weed. Once my room mate bought a bag of seeds that had a little bud in it (or at least that’s what it looked like). Another time people wanted 130 shekels ($33) a gram for some pretty decent nugs. More information: The hash is actually pretty good. Everybody smokes hash melted into cigarette tobbaco. Don’t smoke with an Israeli in their “water bong”. It will be a bent over, melted coke bottle, with black water, packed up with hash/tobbacco mix…YUCK!!! Maybe you’ll get lucky and find some stuff that Israeli backpackers have brought back from India…goooooood stuff =) >> Learn more >>

    Israel - status; WeBeHigh.com | Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status in Tel-aviv. Tel-aviv | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 --- Legislation: Marijuana and Hashish are illegal and so is any related action (buying, selling, growing, smoking). Cannabis is not decriminalized in Israel, but almost every other person smokes it. the enforcement is not strict at all, you can light up a joint in a lot of bars around town as many people do all the time. if you go out at night, you will see someone lighting a joint at one point, while most people smoke Hash (Ha-Shish) as its readily available, its also possible to find some high quality weed (grown indoor) if you meet the right people Law enforcement: The police usually ignore marijuana smokers, but will probably arrest you if you got into any other kind of trouble and were carrying pot. The police is trying to catch the distribution line such as people who run grow operations rather than bust small timers who are just smoking or carrying small amounts, although if you are caught with a small amount most odds are that you will spend a night in a police station and then they will release you with a warning… it happened to the best of us here … sitting in a park smoking a joint then an undercover cop comes to you and asks you to come with him to the station. make sure that you are always lighting up in areas where you have seen other people lighting up before you. don’t be the brave one.

    Where to buy marijuana: If all you are after is a piece of hash so you can make a small joint basically all you need is to find someone kind enough with a joint and ask them for a “Boof”, that is the Hebrew word for small piece of hash… if your lucky you will get a Boof for free, or if youre even luckier you will be able to buy some from them, if you try a few people and you become friends with someone, they will offer to get you something if you leave them a small piece in exchange. They will show you the best stoner friendly places and will introduce you to tel-aviv’s hidden gems. Marijuana Prices: Generally prices are high in Israel, here are our recommended prices: in Israel they use the metric system, so everything is measured in grams : A gram of Hashish – should cost ~100shekels A gram of good hydro – 100-120 shekels (in Jerusalem it could also be 140-160shekels)

    Marijuana brands: In recent years hashish imported from egypt or lebanon has been on the decline and it has now become very difficult and very expensive to source any hash in Tel-Aviv, the entire scene has pretty much switched to indoor grown weed, and you can find different strains depending on availability and who you know. generally a gram of good weed can cost 100 shekels ($25-$30) and there is a chance of scoring even some top shelf quality. More information: Marijuana and hash are very common in Israel generally, and in the Tel Aviv area in particular, where if you want to go to a party all you need is to go to any mailbox and read the many party fliers that are often even divided into joint filters so if you aren’t interested in a party u can at least roll something for your pleasure… The only problem in smoking in Israel is that it is still (formally) considered illegal, so you will not be able to buy it in a shop but if you’ll hang around enough you’ll know where to find it. Beware of undercover cops and there are plenty of them. One of the signs to recognize an undercover police car is the license plate that mostly ends with 00 (ex: 99-764-00). But don’t be afraid for being caught cause of saying marijuana in the street. People in Israel are very open-minded about weed, and some parties in the parliament are now working on marijuana legalization.

    Now a little about smoking in Israel and the quality: The hash here is great I must say and even there are many kinds of it and you can really enjoy it. The Jaras here is a more difficult to find but still not impossible. Considering that weed is not legalized here the prices are really good. For example 8 grams of weed (matchbox) will cost 50 shekels (local money) that is about 10$ so the prices are not bad. 50 grams of weed will cost 200 shekels (for now 1$ = 4.50 shekels), so again a really good price 50 grams for 45$. Hash costs about 100-150 shekels for approximately 10 grams (called a “finger” – “eatzba” or “tulla”).

    And after you bought your weed I suppose you will want to smoke it… The most popular way of smoking here is Bongs that are working like hookahs, but smaller and more comfortable. A bong you can buy almost in every kiosk, for really nothing so don’t worry, I think the people in the kiosk will even explain you how to use it. Tel Aviv is full of 24-hour kiosks that sell cigarettes, booze and a wide variety of after hour products ranging. They are usually safe to ask about smokables. Of course they don’t sell it themselves but might lead you in the right direction. Still always remember to be the final judge of who you ask and how you ask it. Very useful travel tips to Tel-Aviv can be found here: Tel-Aviv Travel Tips >> Learn more >>

Israel - News, Medical Marijuana in Israel Medical Marijuana in Israel - 420 Magazine | www.420magazine.com | While the U.S. government was busily denouncing medical marijuana as some sort of “drug legalizer” conspiracy, one of America’s closest allies in the world quietly set up a medical marijuana program. Israel’s medical marijuana program has gotten virtually no press in the U.S., but this Jerusalem Post article from a few months ago has some of the basics.

Medical marijuana access is restricted to a handful of indications such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Crohn’s disease, and to patients for whom conventional medicines have failed. This week, Dr. Yehuda Baruch, who runs the program, told me that a total of 222 patients have gotten government approval to use medical marijuana, with 113 actively in the program at present. Israel, of course, is one of America’s closest allies, with both President Bush and Democratic candidate Barack Obama regularly speaking of America’s “special relationship” with that small nation. But perhaps Drug Czar John Walters thinks that Israel, too, is part of the conspiracy to “fool” the public into thinking marijuana is medicine.   ...   Visit - http://www.420magazine.com/forums/mpp/78874-medical-marijuana-israel.html ... See more News >> here <<

Israel - Resources, Information Medical Marijuana & hemp | medical cannabis ... group of researchers from Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland and the U.S. has found. ... "Most medical cannabis patients do not have the option of quitting ... The American College of Physicians supports the use of medical marijuana ... Role seen for cannabis in helping to alleviate allergic skin disease Administering a substance found in the cannabis plant can help the body's natural protective system alleviate an allergic skin disease (allergic contact dermatitis), an international group of researchers from Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland and the U.S. has found. August 16, 2007

... For many people, marijuana is medicine. Marijuana is usually smoked, but it can also be used as food, to make potent baked goods like pot brownies -- or tinctures that can be applied topically for the relief of pain. It would be extremely easy for existing companies to create these items if marijuana was legal or decriminalized. It's possible that as laws are relaxed, the smoking of pot could become obsolete for pain relief as people figure out how to use it most effectively. Hemp seed is delicious, has none of the "buzz" of marijuana, and has many health benefits. Hemp oil is light and tastes good, and it is used to make mild soap and creams.   >>   Visit - http://www.whatisaids.com/dispensary.htm.


International - Resources Treating Yourself | Medical Cannabis reference links. ... Mission: TreatingYourself.com was created in May 2002 to provide medical marijuana users with information to assist them in their responsible use of medical marijuana. At their site they have info and links like -

    International - Resources International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) | The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) was founded in March 2000. It is a scientific society advocating the improvement of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.acmed.org/.

    International - Resources Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base | INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (IOM) Report, 1999. The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate.   ...   Visit - http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6376.

    International - Resources Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine - by Dr. Grinspoon | Since marijuana is largely a folk medicine, not generally recognized by the medical establishment, the people who know most about it are those who use it on their own. The purpose of our website is to gain access to that body of knowledge so that we can share it with potential patients and physicians.   ...   Visit - http://rxmarijuana.com/exchange.htm.

    International - Resources Drug War Facts on medical marijuana | "A valuable resource for anyone concerned with drug policy." — Ira Rosen, Senior Producer, ABC News. "A compendium of facts that fly in the face of accepted wisdom." — David F. Duncan, Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University Medical School.   ...   Visit - http://drugwarfacts.org/cms/?q=node/54.

    International - Resources Health Canada - Information for the Patient - Marihuana (Cannabis) | This leaflet [link] is published by Health Canada for patients who have been authorized by Health Canada to possess dried marihuana.   ...   Visit - http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/how-comment/applicant-demandeur/info_patient-eng.php.

Click here > TreatingYourself.com < to read more Medical Cannabis reference links. For additional links of interest click there to visit Mr. Nice's links page.

International - Resources, Information ASA: Medical Info » Educational Booklets on Medical Cannabis » Multiple Sclerosis and Medical Cannabis | A Note from Americans for Safe Access: We are committed to ensuring safe, legal availability of marijuana for medical uses. This brochure is intended to help doctors, patients and policymakers better understand how marijuana—or "cannabis" as it is more properly called—may be used as a treatment for people with serious medical conditions.   This booklet contains information about using cannabis as medicine. ... and legal access to medical cannabis (medical marijuana) for therapeutic uses ... International, and elsewhere have shown great promise for new medical applications. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=4558.


For more information on cannabis (marijuana) as medicine, see the Basics, below.

  LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

Israel - Government, Information about Israel : Government Information about Israel : Government | System of Government - Israel is governed by a multi-party parliamentary system. The President of the State of Israel fulfills mainly ceremonial duties and is not a part of the three branches of government. Other resources | Facts about Israel - Foreign Ministry of Israel Government offices in charge of science and technology policy Guides for travel and tourism in Israel   >>   Visit - http://www.science.co.il/Government.php.

Israel - Government, Addresses, Telephone and Fax Numbers of Government Ministries Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) | About > Israel State Government Addresses, Telephone and Fax Numbers of Government Ministries   >>   Click > here <

Organizations and other Resources Any others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  National and International ORGz Section 
The America Israel Cannabis Association (AICA) is an apolitical membership-based organization to promote medical and biotech R&D and agri-tech, education and business between the US and Israeli cannabis industries. AICA has been established by American entrepreneurs who seek to build an apolitical membership-based business league to promote medical and biotech R&D and therapies, high tech solutions, education, investment and business between the Israeli cannabis industry and the expanding American market. http://americaisraelcannabisassociation.com/

Israel - Resource, Org; local Ale Yarok | (Green Leaf) is a minor liberal political party in Israel best known for its ideology of decriminalizing cannabis. To date it has had no representation in the Knesset. ... (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale_Yarok ) ... Ale Yarok's Ohad Shem-Tov and Boaz Wachtel ... The Ale Yarok party is an Ultra- Liberal movement ... member of the Ale-Yarok Board of Directors >> Visit -- for more information > http://www.ale-yarok.org.il/ < their official website.

Israel - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in Israel ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/il/.


Israel - Legal Resources DrugScience.org | Marijuana Research Links: Medical Use ... summaries; scientific and legal arguments for medical marijuana; search engine for research reports on ... Organizations. Medical Cannabis and Scientific ... Library: Research Links Research Guide ... Use the links below to research any aspect of marijuana, medical cannabis, drug policy and the public policy process including: Medical Cannabis and Scientific Research; Gettman on the Web; Dependence, Addiction, and Abuse Potential; Criminal Justice and Public Health Data; U.S. Drug Policy; Legal and Legislative Aspects of Drug Policy; International Drug Policy; Non-Profit Organizations   ...   Visit - http://www.drugscience.org/lib/links.html.

Russia - Legal Resources The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis.   ...   Visit - http://cannabinoidsociety.org/.

The 19th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society Sun, 03/08/2009 | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis. In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their results.

The mission of the ICRS is to: foster cannabinoid research, to promote exchange of information and ideas about cannabis and the cannabinoids through the organization of scientific meetings; to encourage financial support from funding agencies and industries; to facilitate liasons between funding agencies, industry and the academic community, and to serve as a source of reliable information on the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and the behavioral, psychological and social effects of cannabis and the cannabinoids (ICRS By-Laws, adopted June 1992).   ...   Visit - http://www.medicalmarijuanadoctors.org/international-cannabinoid-research-society%20.

Russia - Resources ASA's Federal Quarterly Newsletter » Medical Cannabis Policy Update: Spring 2009 | Medical Cannabis Developments: Legislative, Legal, State Programs, International and Research ... for California Provider of Medical Cannabis. >> INTERNATIONAL >> CANADA: Restrictions of Medical Cannabis Program Unconstitutional Russia: Autonomous Regions Can Allow Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5730.

Russia - Resources A International World Wide Listings Of Marijuana & Cannabis Clinics & Dispensary's | California Medical Marijuana Buyers Club ... A Indepth Roster & Reviews California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ... National & International Marijuana Dispensary's Clinic Listings. Any Medical Clinics & Or Dispensaries Or Delivery Services Who Would Like To Get Listed Here On This Page Of Our Website.   ...   Visit - http://www.onlinepot.org/medical/medicalclinics.htm.

Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML Home / Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map: www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3376 for more.

Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  FORUMs Section 

Israel - News, Sources: Cannabis in Israel - a stoner's perspective : Marijuana and hash in the holy land - Jan 21, 2008 | Policy and practice of cannabis in Israel: Legislation & enforcement, tolerance & availability, weed & hash - everything you need to know about cannabis in Israel. > Marijuana and hash are very common in Israel generally, and in Tel Aviv in particular. some party fliers you find in bars and restaurants are even perforated into roaches so even if you aren't interested in a party you are at least more equipped. Most people in Israel are relatively open-minded about weed; some political parties in the Israeli parliament now support some form of marijuana legalization. The pro-cannabis legalization party, "Ale Yarok" (i.e. "Green Leaf"), although they haven't reached the election threshold yet, gain a lot of support from young people, especially students. ... Cannabis in Israel Marijuana and hash in the holy land Policy and practice ... all of the great features and content on the 420 Magazine Forums.   Visit   - http://www.420magazine.com/forums/europe/72754-cannabis-israel-stoners-perspective.html.

Israel - News, Sources: Israel producing "High-less" Medical Marijuana - Grasscity.com Forums | Medical Marijuana Progress in Israel The name of the strai given is called Avidekel and is said to contain 1% THC 16% CBD. CBD vs. THC For a country ... CBD vs. THC | For a country that was never that big on tolerance, Israel is proving to be a pioneer in medical marijuana research. To be more precise, the country’s decision to grow medical marijuana with an extreme CBD to THC ratio is commendable to say the least. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a substance found in marijuana, which has anti-inflammatory characteristics. In fact, the effect of this particular substance is quite specific as it can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, liver inflammation, diabetes and heart conditions. Yet, this strain of marijuana, named Avidekel, will not get you high. Avidekel | Avidekel contains about 16% CBD and less than 1% of THC. It is best suited for patients who want to reap some of the medical benefits of cannabis without getting high. Because, lets face it, when you get high, you’re probably not the most active individual in the world. And most of these patients do want to keep their active daily routine. Grown on the hilltops of Northern Israel, the crops are many and security is expectedly quite rigorous. The scent is felt throughout the compound and a sea of green spreads as far as the eye can see.   Visit   - http://forum.grasscity.com/medical-marijuana-usage-applications/1102967-israel-producing-high-less-medical-marijuana.html.

Israel - News, Sources: Israel and Cannabis - Medical Marijuana Cards, Dispensaries | Yup, you read that right – we’re going to talk about ultra-conservative Israel and its liberal attitude towards the use of marijuana as medicine. There’s also some celebrity gossip in here, so this might just be the post that has everything! Montel Williams, who at the height of his career with his long-running, Montel Williams Show, was one of the most recognizable faces in the US, has had a very personal interest in medical marijuana since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999. Williams, who says he uses cannabis on a daily basis to help with his painful condition, is scathing about the American government’s attitude to a plant he sees not as a scourge but a saviour. ... on his marijuana fact-finding mission to Israel ... in medical marijuana since he ... Marijuana Seeds; Medical Marijuana Forum;   Visit   - http://www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/news/israel-and-cannabis.html.

Israel - News, Sources: RPT - What a drag, Israeli firm grows "highless" marijuana - By SAFED, Israel, July (Reuters) | Medical cannabis strain contains no psychoactive component * Cannabis used to treat 9,000 people in Israel They grow in a secret location in northern Israel. A tall fence, security cameras and an armed guard protect them from criminals. A hint of their sweet-scented blossom carries in the air: rows and rows of cannabis plants, as far as the eye can see. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high.   Visit   - http://www.weedwatch.com/forums/marijuana-news-topics/2803-rpt-what-drag-israeli-firm-grows-highless-marijuana.html.

Israel - News, Sources: US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum > Global Discussion > Israel and Palestine Enlightened israel leads the world: in medical marijuana > SOME TRULY GOOD NEWS FROM ISRAEL | SAFED, Israel (AP) — Moshe Rute survived the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago. He became debilitated by recurring nightmares of his childhood following his wife's death last year. "But after I found this, everything has been better," said the 80-year-old, as he gingerly packed a pipe with marijuana. Rute, who lives at the Hadarim nursing home outside of Tel Aviv, is one of more than 10,000 patients who have official government permission to consume marijuana in Israel, a number that has swelled dramatically, up from serving just a few hundred patients in 2005. ... MAYBE NETEN YAHOO AND ABBAS CAN HAVE A PEACE PIPE TOGETHER   Visit   - http://www.usmessageboard.com/israel-and-palestine/259515-enlightened-israel-leads-the-world-in-medical-marijuana.html.

Israel - News, Sources: Medicinal Cannabis Forum - International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums > Talk About It! > Medicinal Cannabis Forum (Discuss the use of cannabis as medicine. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Dr Jay.) | Sticky: Welcome to Dr. Jay's Medical Marijuana Forums. ICMag News Medical Grow It! Show It! Legalize It! Business Videos Reviews Strain Guide Blogs Reviews Menu Dispensaries and Collectives Grow Products Grow Shops Cannabis Coffeeshops Medical Cannabis Articles Medical Cannabis News Forum Dr. Jay's Medicinal Marijuana Forum Cooking with Cannabis Forum Cannabis Dispensary Guide Storm Crow's MMJ List Grow Menu Cannabis Cultivation Articles Growers Forums IC Strain Guide Grow Journals How-to-Grow Videos How-to-Grow Tutorials Cannabis Breeder Social Groups Cannabis Infirmary Security and Legal Issues Vendor Reviews OG Strain Guide   Visit   - http://www.icmag.com/ic/forumdisplay.php?f=7.

Israel - News, Sources: Welcome to the 420 Magazine Forums > Forums, Hemp, Facts, Medical Marijuana, Grow Room, Action, Sponsors, Detox, MMJ Listings, Collectives, Doctors, Attorneys, 420 Resources; News, Lounge, People, 420 HQ, Stores, 420 TV   Visit   - http://www.420magazine.com/forums/forum.php.


Also, here are some other International Forums -

Russia - Resources International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums > Talk About It! > Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation > NJ Medical Marijuana | N.J. Senate approves medical marijuana bill - Monday, December 15, 2008 | TRENTON BUREAU: A Senate committee today cleared a measure that would allow medical use of marijuana in New Jersey. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted to approve the long-stalled bill by a 6 to 1 margin; two senators abstained. The bill calls for creating “alternative treatment centers” where people with chronic and terminal diseases would be allowed access to marijuana. Supporters say marijuana is a viable treatment option to alleviate pain in many cases.

“It is the definition of basic human decency that we do whatever we can to ease the pain and suffering of people living with severe chronic and terminal diseases,” said bill sponsor Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union. “When all other avenues of currently-approved pain relief have been exhausted, we need to give doctors the freedom to prescribe medical marijuana to give their patients a measure of comfort and dignity in the face of their debilitating diseases. This bill is about the most humane, compassionate option for those state residents who have nowhere else to turn in managing their illnesses.”

If ultimately approved by the full Legislature and signed by Governor Corzine, New Jersey would be the 14th state to allow medical use of marijuana.   ...   Visit - https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=106356.

Russia - Resources Cannabis.com | Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club directory, Collective, Dispenary Reviews, ... "The International Narcotics Control Board is deeply concerned ... Cannabis Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club, Dispensary, News Cannabis Club / Clubs / Co-Op / Dispensary Directory   ...   Visit - http://cannabis.com/club/.

Russia - Resources International | Medical Cannabis: Voices from the Frontlines. Our international counterparts may be surging ahead in their paths to provide safe access for patients who benefit from medical cannabis, but here in the US ... Archive for the ‘International’ Category In Case there was any Doubt… Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted by elizabeth |   A new study entitled Marijuana Effectiveness as an HIV Self-Care Strategy, which was released this past weekend in Clinical Nursing Research, indicates that persons living with HIV/AIDS rate cannabis as more effective in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, and neuropathy than other prescription and over the counter medications.

The study, which was conducted over a two year period and included 775 patients from the USA, Africa, and Puerto Rico, assessed the use of cannabis as a symptom management approach for anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy.  27% of survey participants reported using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Researchers wrote that cannabis use “was rated slightly more effective than antidepressants for anxiety and depression, Imodium for diarrhea, [over the counter] (OTC) medications for fatigue, and anti-epileptics and OTC medications for neuropathy” while cannabis was rated “slightly less effective for nausea than either prescribed or OTC medications.”   Authors concluded that cannabis “is perceived by users as at least as effective as prescribed medications in symptom management.”   ...   Visit - http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/?cat=22.

Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Health_and_Medicinal/Buyers_Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs providing access to medical marijuana  ... Co-op ~ The Alternative Relief Co-op is a patient-oriented medical cannabis dispensary located in San Francisco ... It Report Broken Link. Arizona Medical Marijuana Co-Op ~ Click here for more.

Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

  EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  
International Medical Cannabis Conference which was last held on September 11-13, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Conference is organized by Cann10. Cann10 is a collaboration between a leading Biomed Israeli holding and service group and a leading Israeli authorized medical cannabis farm to create a  medical cannabis focused accelerator, offering selected entrepreneurs the advantages of high quality accredited infrastructures, and know-how in the medical cannabis and MedTech industries, and a strong seasoned and well-connected management team. We encourage professionals from different sectors to attend and learn the latest developments in Medical Cannabis and its benefits. Take this unique opportunity to join Cann10 2017 and to effectively reach hundreds of the world’s leading international medical professionals. A full range of sponsorship options has been created to allow each company the opportunity to showcase their organization as it best suits their needs and budget and to have a full access to all networking benefits. last Conference Venue Dan Panorama Hotel  Charles Clore Park, Tel Aviv 68012 Hotel Tel: 972-3-5190190 Dates Sunday-Tuesday, September 11-13, 2016 Conference Secretariat: Paragon Israel (Dan Knassim) Telefax: +972-3-5767730/7 Email: secretariat@cann10.com http://canntencon.com/ Why is Israel cracking down on medical marijuana? This trend, which contradicts growing global trends and public debate in Israel, has led many to question whether the Health Ministry is colluding with pharmaceutical companies. Rotem Elizera|Published:  15.06.15 , 23:36 For Eitan, 25, medical cannabis is nothing short of a miracle. He's been using it for quite some time now to combat the nausea, vomiting, excruciating pain and weight loss caused by the pancreatic cancer he suffers from. "Without the cannabis, I honestly cannot function," he says. But very soon, so it appears, his nightmare could come back to haunt him. "My permit is set to expire in a few weeks, and the hospital isn't going to re-approve it because they've been instructed to cancel permits," Eitan says. "Without medical cannabis, my life will become hell. I'm already dealing with a serious illness, so why make turn my life into a nightmare?"   On taking up his position as director of Ichilov Hospital at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv last week, former Health Ministry director general Prof. Ronni Gamzu sent out a memo concerning the dispensing of medical cannabis at the institution. In an email to doctors and nurses, he noted that prescriptions for medical cannabis would be given only to patients with terminal cancer, and only following consultations with pain specialists, oncologists and the approval of the director of the hospital's Oncology Ward.   Gamzu's memo also instructs doctors to consider revoking the permits of patients who come to the hospital's pain clinic already in possession of a prescription for cannabis.   The clinic at Ichilov thus joins a list of other pain clinics around the country that are making it very difficult for patients to begin treatment with medical cannabis or renew their existing permits. This trend, which goes against the grain in relation to the growing trend elsewhere in the world and the public debate in Israel, is a continuation of the policies promoted by the Health Ministry during the last government. Contrary to the testimonies of the patients, the hospitals prefer to dispense other drugs to combat the severe side effects or chronic medical problems from which thousands of patients are currently suffering. When the demand rises According to health system officials, around one million Israelis smoke cannabis; and because cannabis is illegal, they claim, many people are going to the pain clinics "with the purpose of trying to receive permits and make their smoking legal."   Over the past four years, says one health system official, the number of Israelis requesting medical cannabis has increased markedly, with the country now a world leader in terms of the number of requests for prescriptions.   "You have to understand that we have no problem with the use of medical cannabis," says a senior doctor. "We have a problem with people who come to the pain clinics to try to get a permit and thereby create a massive workload at the clinics, which then end up handling only requests for permits. It's unbelievable. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4668802,00.html Home»Medical Marijuana Policy»Family Doctors In Israel To Prescribe Medical Marijuana Family Doctors In Israel To Prescribe Medical Marijuana 5 By TWB on September 18, 2014 When it comes to medical marijuana, Israel is very much ahead of the curve. In America, medical marijuana is considered by the federal government to have ‘no medical value.’ The sad irony being that the United States government holds medical marijuana patents, grows medical marijuana at the University of Mississippi, and supplies that medical marijuana to four federal medical marijuana patients. Compare that to Israel, where medical marijuana research is conducted above board, and the research is embraced. Recently the Health Ministry in Israel announced plans to expand who can prescribe medical marijuana. Per Haaretz: "The Health Ministry is to temporarily allow family doctors to provide their patients with prescriptions for medical marijuana. The ministry is trying to deal with the heavy load on pain clinics, the medical units that are allowed today to grant the prescriptions. The new regulations will allow family doctors to write the medical cannabis prescriptions under two conditions: when it is an extension of an existing treatment, and only keeping to an existing dosage. There are some 18,000 permits for the use of medical marijuana in Israel today, and this number is expected to grow to some 40,000 by 2018. Demand for medical cannabis in Israel has been rising steadily, and the list of conditions and treatments for which it is authorized has also been growing over time. Recently, medical marijuana was also authorized in the treatment certain types of epilepsy for children, as well as in cases of post traumatic stress disorder, in addition to a long list of diseases and conditions for which patients are allowed to use medical marijuana." This is a great move by the Health Ministry. Anytime the pool of people that can approve medical marijuana is increased it’s a great thing for patients. I wish more countries would follow Israel’s lead when it comes to medical marijuana, especially the United States. Marijuana is medicine. Proven by the United States government’s patents, cultivation program at the University of Mississippi, and people like Elvy Musikka, a federal medical marijuana patient who lives in my home state of Oregon. https://www.theweedblog.com/family-doctors-in-israel-to-prescribe-medical-marijuana/

Israel Event - Global Marijuana March Israel Event | Global Marijuana Marches - Israel Event - Global Marijuana March (4) - cities from Israel have signed up one or more years since 1999. Eilat, Jerusalem, Netanya, Tel Aviv; see >> http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Israel * Also; Asia, Middle-East. Cannabis-related links. >> cannabis.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Global_Marijuana_March_Asia >>   or The List > Visit - cannabis.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Gmmcities.


Israel - Event; Medical, local Announcement to physicians and therapists | An International Conference on Integrative Medicine will be held in October 2010 in Jerusalem. It will be a meeting of professionals in the field of medicine from around the world that will deal with ways to unite the scientific principles of modern medicine with the holistic principles of alternative medicine. In order to give all those interested the possibility to participate (or to give a paper) we hereby announce that registration has started. The scientific committee of the convention is still open to accept additional topics to the conference program.

The Conference | In the last 100 years the world of medicine has seen a true historical revolution. The accomplishments of modern medicine surpass the imagination, from overcoming diseases and saving lives, to organ transplants and improving the quality of life. But modern medicine is based on the principal of "Evidence-Based Medicine" and anything that doesn't conform to this criterion is pushed aside. Thus all therapies not based on scientific proof have been expelled from the world of western medicine. However, the public has continued using these therapies, which were given outside the formal medical system, and therefore referred to as "alternative medicine". More details are available in the Conference site: Visit - www.mediconvention.com/


Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

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Israel - Business, News: Israel’s Biggest Medical Marijuana Company a Model For Industry Israel’s Biggest Medical Marijuana Company a Model For Industry - By Michael Lewison - October 31, 2014 > Business, Health & Medicine | In Hebrew, Tikkun Olam means “repairing the world.” The philosophy behind the phrase is idealistic, but the leading Israeli medical marijuana company appears to be trying its best to deliver on that goal. Tikun Olam was founded in 2006 with the goal of getting medical marijuana to those that needed it (sick people), at no cost. The company is licensed by the Israeli government (which has made medical marijuana federally legal, with tight restrictions) to grow marijuana and distribute it to the nation’s hospitals, clinical research teams, and, of course, to the country’s registered patients. The company projects an image of scientific research and public service, and has the history to back it up. Tikun Olam has initiated programs encompassing individuals from pediatric late-stage cancer patients to the elderly, and addresses a multitude of physical and psychological ailments that, they believe, can be helped with the educated use of medical marijuana.

Model citizen | There are plenty of companies out there, in the U.S. and abroad, that are taking a more professional approach to the industry; but few have led by example. Tikun Olam breaks from the pack with services such as giving its patients detailed guidelines and recommendations on how to ingest the medicine via literature and a brick-and-mortar “instruction center” in Tel Aviv. The company works very closely with regulators, supplying and supporting the largest government-run hospital (Sheba Medical Center), and executing PR campaigns reminding the world that Israel is a global leader in science, medicine, and technology — not simply a war-torn nation. On the latter note, the company works towards its eponymous philosophy, too. Tikun Olam has attempted to partner with humanitarian organizations to get its products into the hands of Palestine’s ill. The success of this appears uncertain, though, due to cultural attitudes towards marijuana in the region.

How it works | For Tikun Olam’s 4,000+ patients, the company runs its business according to the government’s efficient, logical system. Patients pay a $100 monthly membership fee that is not tied to any specific quantity of marijuana. For first-timers, there is a mandatory $40 fee for a tutorial on how to properly consume marijuana. Sick children receive their medication for free. The company, led by white coat-wearing scientists and agronomists in addition to caregiving nurses and doctors, cultivates a wide variety of strains and manufactures various forms of consumable cannabis. There are high-THC content strains for severe pain relief, and anti-inflammatory CBD strains with no psychoactive effect. Patients can obtain flower, edible and even pill forms of the meds.   >>   Visit > www.marijuana.com/news/2014/10/israels-biggest-medical-marijuana-company-a-model-for-industry/ <

Israel - Business, News; Cannabis for kids: Israel pioneers pediatric pot Cannabis for kids: Israel pioneers pediatric pot | Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 - Medical marijuana is estimated to be a $40 million industry in Israel, and research conducted there has helped fuel America's own medical marijuana business, which is expected to be worth more than $2 billion this year alone. The legality of medical marijuana is determined on the state level in the U.S., but it's legal nationally in Israel. That country's largest medical cannabis supplier, Tikun Olam, was started by businessman Tsachi Cohen in 2006 as a philanthropic, private company aimed at delivering marijuana to sick patients for free. Cohen received the first license to grow marijuana from the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007.

Following initial success with Israeli hospitals, the company is now appealing to Israeli, Palestinian, and international organizations in an effort to bring medical marijuana to sick children who receive medical care not only within Israel, but under the Palestinian Authority as well. Unlike in Israel, there is still a major stigma about marijuana as medicine in Palestine. "Currently, we have a qualified Arab-Israeli male nurse that is fluent in Arabic, and we are also treating a number of Palestinian children from Ramallah and Gaza that have cancer and are hospitalized in Israeli hospitals," Eran Rise, spokesman for Tikun Olam, told CNBC.

Sheba Medical Center is unique in that it's a government-run hospital, where patients consume THC and Cannabidiol (CBD) oil as well as cannabis pills on-site. Tikun Olam has about 4,000 patients, or about 30 percent of Israel's medical marijuana recipients. The company has 60 employees including nurses, doctors, researchers and agronomists.

Most patients pay Tikun Olam $100 per month for medical cannabis, who also pay a one-time fee of $40 for a tutorial on how to properly use the cannabis. Those prices are determined by the Israeli Ministry of Health, which issues licenses for qualified patients to receive the marijuana. The $100 is a service fee, not dependent on how many grams of marijuana a patient receives. For children with cancer, the cannabis is free. Though Tikun Olam has seen success in treating Arab and Jewish patients with marijuana in Israel, it has yet to find a partner to help it do the same in the Palestinian Authority. The company is now appealing to Doctors without Borders and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Tikun Olam has high hopes for Zvi Bentwich, former chairman and current board member of PHR.   >>   Visit > www.cnbc.com/id/101607540 <

Israel - Business, News: Medical marijuana transforms into big business in Israel Medical marijuana transforms into big business in Israel | "I issue 40 new prescriptions every month, with an average prescription calling for 100 grams per patient per month," boasts Dr. Yehuda Baruch, the head of the psychiatric hospital "Abarbanel" in Bat Yam. Baruch is also the Health Ministry's point man for medicinal marijuana prescriptions. At the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital's Bone Marrow Transplantation department, patients including children and babies are treated using drops of oil derived from Cannabis. "It has no side effects and is largely effective in treating patients," said department chief, Professor Reuven Or. "I would say it is effective in 80 percent of patients, which is a lot."

Professor Or continued, "It stimulates the appetite and minimizes nausea and vomiting, which is of great importance in Oncology. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in cases of infection or inflammation caused by radiation. Along with this, Cannabis eases the coping process for patients - it improves their morale and lowers depression, and these are important parameters for patients battling disease." Half of the patients being treated with Cannabis are Oncology patients, while about a quarter suffer from chronic pain.

"I live with interminable pain that reaches level eight to nine (ten is considered the highest pain level)," said Benny. "Smoking Cannabis allows me to talk to you and sound coherent even if I haven't slept all night," she continued. "Cannabis is a multipurpose drug that should be included in the public health basket. Its use significantly decreases the use of other drugs, which is cost-effective for the state. Cannabis improves all patients' functioning, and we are not just talking about relief from symptoms but also about a certain form of therapy." Several weeks ago, Benny established an organization to advance the use of medicinal Cannabis. "I see this as my mission," she said.

In the mean time, Golan-Gild plans to open three "mercy centers," as he calls them, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ra'anana. There patients can not only smoke joints, but also - for an additional fee - participate in yoga and Pilates classes and receive training on how to use the Cannabis properly. Light years away from all these initiatives, in a small simple Tel Aviv apartment, the "Tikkun Olam" group continues to distribute Cannabis for free and insist that patients must not pay for it out of their own pockets.   >>   Visit > www.haaretz.com/news/medical-marijuana-transforms-into-big-business-in-israel-1.278455#! <


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Israel - Resource, News; local ISRAELI GOVERNMENT APPROVES GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA | Cabinet Agrees on Arrangements and Supervision of Marijuana Supply in Medical Centers and for Research; 6,000 People in Israel Currently Treated With Medical Cannabis. The Israeli government approved on Sunday arrangements and supervision regarding the supply of cannabis for medical and research purposes. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's media adviser said "the Health Ministry will - in coordination with the Israel Police and the Israel Anti-Drug Authority - oversee the foregoing and will also be responsible for supplies from imports and local cultivation." Of approximately 6,000 Israelis currently being treated with medical cannabis ( aka medical marijuana ), most suffer from chronic pain and terminal illnesses. The therapeutic potential of cannabis has been known for many years and is recognized by the Health Ministry.

But many patients - such as sexual assault victims suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ), who have been recommended psychiatric treatment with medical cannabis - encounter bureaucratic obstacles. >>   Read more >> http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n512/a02.html. more News >>

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Israel - News and Events, Press Releases - Israel: Pharmacies to Provide Medical Marijuana Israel: Pharmacies to Provide Medical Marijuana | JERUSALEM — Medical marijuana preparations will soon be available in Israeli pharmacies, a Health Ministry representative announced Monday. In conjunction with the plan, government officials also intend to license additional physicians to prescribe cannabis therapy. Medical cannabis will be “prescribed and monitored by the same standards as other medications,” the agency says. The Israeli government has authorized the limited production and distribution of marijuana as a medical treatment since 2011.   >>   Visit > http://www.thedailychronic.net/2015/45667/israel-pharmacies-to-provide-medical-marijuana/ <

Israel - News and Events, Press Releases - Clarification regarding Cannabis News and Events > Press Releases >> Clarification regarding Cannabis - Publish Date: 17/09/2014 (English) | The Ministry of Health wishes to clarify that it has not changed its position that family physicians should not be tasked with the provision of authorizations for cannabis. The family physician must not become a back door to legalization. The Ministry is making every effort to make things easier for patients who require medical cannabis, and in this framework, the problem of the long waiting times for an appointment to pain clinics is being assessed. The various ways for solving this problem will be discussed in the next few days.   >>   Visit > http://www.health.gov.il/English/News_and_Events/Spokespersons_Messages/Pages/17092014_4.aspx <

Israel - News and Events, Press Releases - State begins extensive medical marijuana studyects, both good and bad, for cannabis users State begins extensive medical marijuana studyects, both good and bad, for cannabis users (March 23, 2014) | The Health Ministry has commissioned a comprehensive study into the effects and effectiveness of medical marijuana. The study, which is being carried out by the Israeli National Institute for Health Policy Research, will track up to 2,000 patients using medical cannabis over a two-year period, Haaretz reported on Sunday. Medical marijuana treatment has become popular and accepted over the last few years in Israel, with about 15,000 registered users and 50 more approved each week by the Health Ministry. Yet there are large gaps in doctors’ understanding of what happens to patients after they begin using cannabis, which the survey will attempt to fill.

There is great enthusiasm for medical marijuana and many find that their condition can be alleviated by its use, but “there are many things we do not know about it,” Pesach Schwartzman, a professor of medicine at Ben-Gurion University who is leading the study, told the paper. The study, which is already underway, aims to “do proper research on the effects of cannabis” to treat certain conditions and should greatly expand the knowledge base for doctors and patients, Schwartzman said. Information about positive results and negative side effects, the potential for addiction as a result of treatment and why some people stop their medical marijuana treatments are some of the issues to be addressed by the survey.

According to Schwartzman, some of the negative effects of medical marijuana that he says have been underreported, such as the potential for triggering a psychotic episode in those already preconditioned to mental illness, will be examined by the study. Israel is generally considered to have one of the most forward-thinking and advanced medical marijuana programs in the world, and much of the major scientific research into marijuana is carried out by Israeli institutions. According to the Haaretz report, there are currently only 20 doctors who are authorized to prescribe cannabis, but that number is expected to rise as the demand for medical marijuana increases.   >>   http://www.timesofisrael.com/state-begins-extensive-medical-marijuana-study/ <

Israel - News and Events, Press Releases - PhD in Weed: Meet Israel’s cannabis scientist PhD in Weed: Meet Israel’s cannabis scientist (Aug 26, 2013) | JERUSALEM — An award-winning professor of medicinal chemistry and natural products at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Raphael Mechoulam is a trim gentleman who wears tweed jackets and silk scarves. He is no slacker. At 82, he still works full-time. Despite Mechoulam's respectability, his greatest fame stems from two scientific breakthroughs that may earn him a warm welcome among denizens of Israel. In 1964, he was the first person to synthesize THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal active ingredient in weed. That leap is what has enabled the scientific study of cannabis. Before him it was all myths and smoke.

Mechoulam is almost universally referred to as the father of research on cannabinoids. (But no, he has never partaken in the stuff, he says.) In fact, CNN's Sanjay Gupta spent a few days in Mechoulam's lab while researching what became his very public about-face this month on the usefulness of medical marijuana. In 1992, almost three decades after synthesizing THC, Mechoulam identified anandamide, a naturally occurring human cannabinoid neurotransmitter, (translation: the stuff that makes you feel high when you haven't ingested anything.)

Given the opportunity to name it, Mechoulam turned to the Sanskrit word ananda, meaning supreme bliss. Parallel to these achievements, Mechoulam has spent the better part of a lifetime trying to secure approval for scientific experiments — only to crash into the disapproval of officialdom. "An academic lab is an open place," he says, "and to have young people in the lab working with illegal stuff… How can the head of a lab determine whether the kid who is working on it isn't taking a bit under the table?"

When just starting his research, in the early 1960s, Mechoulam found some unlikely allies: the narcs. He had a few friends who were cops: "Someone would say 'hey, could you give him 5 kilos of hash? I know the guy.'" Et voila: his career was launched. Mechoulam is still fighting. He recently helped save Israel's groundbreaking medical cannabis program from yet another assault by Health Ministry bureaucrats, who tried in late June to limit the forms and varieties of medical cannabis available at legal clinics.

Among other things, the ministry threatened (but failed) to ban Avidekel, a locally developed strain of cannabis containing less than 1 percent THC, the element that gets you high, and 16 percent CBD, a palliative cannabinoid that has no side effects. In other words, it doesn’t get you high. The ministry's principal concern was that CBD has yet to be isolated and tested in laboratory conditions, in the way that paracetamol, for example, was tested. "Scientists do not like to work with an unidentified mélange when evaluating a compound," Mechoulam explains.

Dr. Boaz Lev, the ministry's Associate Director General, says "remember that what we all want is the best for these patients, a medication that we know and understand and can responsibly prescribe them." It is easy to giggle about a bum subspecies of weed like the Israeli-developed Avidekel, but for a child undergoing chemotherapy who hopes to keep going to school, non-narcotic cannabis is no laughing matter. One medical professional said the ministry was thwarted "because Mechoulam stood beside us and never budged, and in the end they couldn't say no to him."

By any measure, he is one of Israel's most renowned scientists. His groundbreaking article on the synthesis of THC was published almost 50 years ago, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Since then, he has been a recipient of numerous research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, in Washington, DC. An experiment he supervised 15 years ago at Jerusalem's Sha'arey Tzedek Hospital had the remarkable result of diminishing the side effects of chemotherapy on "every single child" who was given TCH in drops, under the tongue. "The nausea and vomiting simply stopped. And when the chemo ended, we stopped the treatment," he recalls.

Despite this, legal complications stemming from illicit nature of marijuana have almost completely prevented ongoing research on the effects of THC on cancer patients. Mechoulam says this is "tragic." Others in Israel are calling it criminal. The beneficial effects of cannabis for pain relief and in combating chemotherapy's side effects have long been documented. But now, experiments on cancerous growths themselves, conducted by the Spanish researcher Manuel Guzmán, show outstanding results in reducing the size of tumors in human beings.

More from GlobalPost: Europe’s marijuana capital isn’t Amsterdam Professor Avinoam Reches, a Hadassah Hospital professor of neurology, who as chairperson of the ethics committee of the Israel Medical Association has presided over numerous discussions on the use of medical cannabis, prescribes cannabis to patients with diagnoses known to benefit from its palliative treatments such as Parkinson's Disease and Tourette's Syndrome. Asked to name any colleagues in the world of Israeli medicine who oppose this use of cannabis, Reches replied "no one comes to mind. I can't think of anyone."

"I use cannabis in routine ways in my patients, according to the directives that are part of the medical consensus," he said, underscoring his practice of prescribing cannabis to long-term patients whose case histories he knows well, and mentioning the wariness he feels towards "people who I have never before met, who come in with specific complaints, asking for cannabis. These people do not always tell the truth," he says, "and have a tendency towards over-use or abuse of the drug." Reches said he found it "astonishing" that questions presented to the NIH regarding scientific research on medical marijuana are directed to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Mechoulam is looking ahead. "Governments," he says, "should set aside the recreational aspects and find a way to allow scientific research to advance."   >>   http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130820/israel-cannabis-scientist-Raphael-Mechoulam-medical-marijuana <

Israel - News, Medical marijuana sprouts in Israel Medical marijuana sprouts in Israel - the Israeli government funds breakthrough research on the healing potential of the cannabis plant - April M. Short - Sep 16, 2013 | Mimi Peleg’s job is to teach people how to use pot—how long to inhale smoke or vapor, how to administer sublingual drops, or how to ration out a pot cookie. Peleg directs large-scale cannabis training for the Israeli government’s state-run, discreet, successful and expanding medical cannabis distribution center, MECHKAR. MECHKAR began as a tiny program serving about 1,800 people from 2008-2009. Today, supplied by eight farms located all over the country, the program distributes cannabis to 12,000 patients.

While medical marijuana has been approved in 18 U.S. states, and recreational use in two, U.S. federal law still criminalizes the drug, and its future remains uncertain. In Israel, however, the $40-million-per-year medical-marijuana industry is thriving. And, while research efforts have been continually hindered in the states by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the DEA, the Israeli government is funding and supporting breakthrough research on the many healing potentials of the cannabis plant. Likud Party MK Haim Katz, who chairs the Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee in Israel’s Knesset, said in January that the number of doctors allowed to prescribe medical cannabis would double from nine to 20 by the end of the year. Mimi Peleg told AlterNet that has already happened, as more than 20 doctors can now legally prescribe cannabis in Israel, though some are limited to the prescription of cannabis oil.   >>   Visit - www.salon.com/2013/09/16/medical_marijuana_sprouts_in_israel/.

Israel - News: Medical Marijuana Industry Sprouts Up in Israel Medical Marijuana Industry Sprouts Up in Israel; Israel's medical-marijuana industry is thriving, and the Israeli government is funding breakthrough research on the healing potential of the cannabis plant. - By April M. Short / AlterNet - September 12, 2013 | Mimi Peleg’s job is to teach people how to use pot—how long to inhale smoke or vapor, how to administer sublingual drops, or how to ration out a pot cookie. While medical marijuana has been approved in 18 U.S. states, and recreational use in two, U.S. federal law still criminalizes the drug, and its future remains uncertain. In Israel, however, the $40-million-per-year medical-marijuana industry is thriving.

And, while research efforts have been continually hindered in the states by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the DEA, the Israeli government is funding and supporting breakthrough research on the many healing potentials of the cannabis plant. “There was always hash here, but not a pot culture so to speak,” Peleg said, noting that most students arrive at her offices terrified they will hallucinate or lose their minds.

“For them [getting high] is an adverse effect,” she said. “So I tell them what to do if they get too high, how to lower their senses a little bit, how to relax, things to expect, and how long they should expect it to stay in their body—which I tell them is between 45 minutes and two hours—before they’ll have to smoke or vape again.” Unlike California’s medical marijuana program in which doctors recommend the herb for more mild conditions like headaches, anxiety, chronic pain and difficulty sleeping, cannabis in Israel is reserved as a last option for people with serious illnesses, often near the end of their lives.

Patients must exhaust all available pharmaceutical options and complete a long-winded bureaucratic process before they can access cannabis. On any given day, somewhere between 10 and 30 people with licenses for cannabis will come through the doors of the MECHKAR facility, made up of a few small rooms at the end of a mental hospital. In addition to training and supplying cannabis to patients, MECHKAR is a mecca for the unprecedented cannabis research.

Doctors from all over the world, including the U.S., arrive in Israel to research cannabis’ wide-ranging medical properties. Current studies are looking at cannabis’ use in the treatment of basal-cell carcinoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, fibromyalgia and Crohn’s disease. Funding for cannabis research in Israel comes from the Israeli Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as private donors.

Peleg is also the clinical research associate for an ongoing study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, organized by the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She helped write the abstract for a recent study conducted in Israel to assess the use of cannabis to treat chronic PTSD in 30 Israeli combat veterans, which turned out “promising” results. The study is currently under peer review in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

“We took 30 combat veterans with treatment-resistant PTSD and gave them cannabis over time, and did testing before during and after,” she said. Currently, about 200 PTSD patients are approved for medical cannabis in Israel, and Peleg said the number is on the rise. Peleg said the research results for all of the cannabis studies conducted in Israel have been “overwhelmingly positive.” A recent study conducted on fibromyalgia inspired many patients in a senior nursing home to apply and become licensed cannabis users.

Even the many patients diagnosed with PTSD, a common problem in Israel, must cut through thick red tape. Before they can acquire a cannabis prescription, PTSD patients must work with a doctor for a year and show that all other approved medicines did not work. Peleg said she has also seen cannabis licenses for phantom pain, anorexia, Crohn’s and fibromyalgia, all of which have psychological components.

For the first year and a half growers gave cannabis to patients for free, though it soon became clear this was an unsustainable approach. Finally, the Ministry of Health decided to charge all medical cannabis patients a $100 flat monthly fee, regardless of the amount of cannabis they consumed. This system remains in place today. Initially the program provided 100 grams a month to patients, and slowly the amount decreased. Today the average dose per month is about an ounce per patient.

Boaz Wachtel co-founded Israel’s Ale Yarok political party, best known for its work to decriminalize cannabis. For decades he has worked to reform the drug policies of his home country, meeting both successes and failures. “The cannabis medicalization movement, which I am proud to be a member of … has a lot to do with changing the public's and decision-makers’ perceptions of cannabis and reversing government's propagandistic and false descriptions of what cannabis is in reality,” Wachtel said. “The success of cannabis medicalization on national levels in countries such as Israel, Canada, Netherlands, is pointing to the fact that medical cannabis programs... help the sick and the dying.”   >>   Visit > http://www.alternet.org/drugs/medical-marijuana-industry-sprouts-israel <

Israel - News: Israel embraces the miracle of marijuana Israel embraces the miracle of marijuana … and acts as the US government’s most reliable dealer. (August 28, 2013) | KIBBUTZ NAAN, Israel — It may come as a surprise that the THC — the active element in cannabis — that has been used for investigations by the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC, was imported from Israel at a time when no American scientist could hope to receive funding for research involving marijuana. In a 2010 book, Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam, who first synthesized THC, recalls how it all began: In the mid 1960s, after a US senator inquired about the safety of his son's pot habit, Dr. Dan Efron, the National Institute of Mental Health’s head of pharmacology, flew to Israel and "took with him the ‘world’ supply of tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] … Much of the early work in the United States in the cannabis field was done with the material that Efron presumably smuggled out of Israel into the United States."

For serendipitous reasons — such as premiere research facilities and leniency toward scientists — Israel has long been at the forefront of cannabis research. For the last 30 years, it has also been on the leading edge of countries that legally dispense medical cannabis.

The diagnosis of an array of medical miseries such as Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain grants any citizen the right to buy and use medical cannabis. (Tourists, take note: Recreational marijuana is illegal in Israel. You will not find pot cafés lining the pretty boulevards of Tel Aviv.) Sikorin, 44, is a chain smoker who sports a short, spiky head of jet-black hair. For many years, she never thought of medicating her patients with cannabis. In fact, the idea troubled her. She was raised in a home where marijuana was "something other people did — misfits, homeless people. It was nothing I ever had anything to do with, or wanted to," she says.

Then she encountered a severely disabled patient, tethered to a feeding tube. The woman screamed constantly in pain and was unresponsive to people or medications. Science’s arsenal of medicines — antipsychotics, L-Dopa drugs and analgesics — had no effect. The patient's family asked Sikorin to investigate whether cannabis could help, and drew her attention to "Prescribed Grass," a documentary on the medical uses of the drug, by Tel Aviv University researcher Zach Klein.

Today, the patient is quiet and serene. Seated in a wheelchair in front of a TV, she turns when she hears her name, then looks back at the screen. She is fed with a spoon. One of the most remarkable facts about Hadarim is that not a single one of its acute care patients is on a feeding tube, a situation almost unheard of in any acute care facility. Nineteen of its 36 patients are prescribed some form of cannabis.

"I feel like this is a God-given drug that we can give these people," Sikorin says, "but people hearing the word cannabis still react as if it were something from Satan. We face real opposition." "You know the biggest difference since we started using cannabis at Hadarim?" Sikorin asks, opening her arms to the main lounge. "It is this quiet. You never see something like this in an acute geriatric ward. People wail. They have spasms. They cry out. That's the norm. That's what it was like here, until this heaven-sent drug."   >>   www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130822/israel-embraces-the-miracle-marijuana.

Israel - News, Medical Marijuana Use Sprouting In Israel Medical Marijuana Use Sprouting In Israel (News) | Israel has become a world leader in the use of medical marijuana. More than 10,000 patients have received government licenses to consume the drug to treat ailments such as cancer and chronic pain. But while the unorthodox treatment has gained acceptance in Israel, it still has its critics. Susan Malkah breathes in the cloud of smoke from a plastic inhaler especially formulated for medical marijuana use. She has a number of serious ailments and is confined to a wheelchair.

"It's not like we're kids and we're getting high and going out and partying. You take it, you're by yourself usually, you just do it because you want to be in a better place. You don't want to sit and stew in the pain," says Malkah, who has been using cannabis for about two years. "It's natural, it helps, you don't have to fill your body full of chemicals. It's terrific." More importantly, its use for medical purposes is legal in Israel. Malkah and other registered patients are being prescribed cannabis at the premier medical facility in a country known for its advanced medical care. That's because many of the head doctors at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center are touting its use.  Read more >>.

Israel - News: Tikun Olam - Medical Cannabis - YouTube Tikun Olam - Medical Cannabis - YouTube | About Tikun Olam - Medical Cannabis: Since 2004, the founders of Tikun Olam have been resolutely advancing Medical Cannabis recognition in Israel. By persistently establishing personal relations with key Academics, Doctors, Patients, Health Ministry Officials, Police Officials and International Advocacy Groups, Tikun Olam has achieved a precedent - Establishing a legal centralized professional growing operation in Israel. As of March 2007 Tikun Olam became the first official Medical Cannabis supplier of the Health Ministry. Currently Tikun Olam supplies all the patients in Israel . Tikun Olam has multiple dispensaries supplying patients with medical cannabis, manned by staff trained by Tikun Olam on the use and treatment of this medication. ... Tikun Olam - Medical Cannabis greenhouse - personal relations with key Academics ...   Visit   - http://www.youtube.com/user/MegaTikun.

Israel - News, Medical and health professions, Cannabis Medical and health professions, Cannabis - Mgr. Yuval Landschaft has been selected for the position of director of the Medical Cannabis Unit in the Ministry of Health. - Publish Date: 21/04/2013 | In the framework of his position, he will be responsible for the implementation of Government and Ministry of Health decisions in respect of all aspects of arrangements for the purchase, supply, instructions, approvals and information as regards the use of medical cannabis.   >>   Visit - www.health.gov.il/English/News_and_Events/Spokespersons_Messages/Pages/21042013_2.aspx.

Israel - Video, Israel Has The World’s Largest Medical Marijuana Program Israel Has The World’s Largest Medical Marijuana Program [Video] | Thousands in Israel now use cannabis to treat ailments ranging from Tourette’s syndrome to pediatric cancer, as research continues on the plant that many consider to be a ‘gift from God.’   >>   Visit - www.leafscience.com/2014/04/16/israel-worlds-largest-medical-marijuana-program-video/.

Israel - News, Israel's Medical Marijuana Push Israel's Medical Marijuana Push - By Bill Weinberg - Thu Oct 24, 2013 | Israel has the world's highest proportion of registered medical marijuana users -- but the program has been kept under tight control of the Health Ministry. Now, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, is set to vote on a bill that would allow private physicians to prescribe cannabis for their patients. Health Minister Yael German opposes the measure, making the argument that it would open the floodgates of recreational use: "It would not be unrealistic to assume that there would be patients who would pressure doctors to write them a cannabis prescription for any bump, headache or toothache." In an October 20 editorial, Israel's respected daily Ha'aretz rejected this argument and actually went one better; he called on the Knesset to also open debate on a bill for general legalization. It states: "The admission by 11 MKs [Knesset members] that they have smoked marijuana or hashish at some point in their lives is a welcome step in that direction."   >>   Visit - www.hightimes.com/read/israels-medical-marijuana-push.

Israel - News,Israel’s Medical Marijuana Program Wins Praise Medical Marijuana Policy > Israel’s Medical Marijuana Program Wins Praise - Posted by Johnny Green - on July 19, 2012 | Montel Williams Came Back From A Visit To Israel Hyped About Its Forward-Thinking Programs To Ease Pain Medical marijuana advocate Montel Williams was speaking recently in the basement of Washington, DC’s Israel Baptist Church to a group of 150 residents of the neighborhood. The mission of the popular former US talk show host and sufferer of multiple sclerosis? To gain the support of the residents for his plan to open a medical marijuana facility on a nearby street. Williams, who was diagnosed with MS in 1999, has since been an outspoken advocate of medical marijuana to relieve pain caused by the disease, and uses the drug on a daily basis. “I had heard from trusted colleagues and advisors that Israel was far ahead of its counterparts in areas of study critical to my condition, from new medicine development to novel treatments using ultrasound technology to medicinal cannabis,” said Williams after his weeklong visit to Israel in October, 2011. “I was extremely impressed with what I saw, so much so that I plan to seek the advice of some of the practitioners I met as I continue the daily struggle against this disease.”   >>   Visit - www.theweedblog.com/israels-medical-marijuana-program-wins-praise/.

Israel - News, Sources: Israel Becoming a Leader in Medical Marijuana Research | “When push comes to shove, and people see how suffering people are benefiting, I’m sure everyone will get behind it,” said Yuli Edelstein, Israeli Minister of Public Diplomacy. While marijuana is still illegal in Israel, it has been permitted for use by chronically ill patients since the early 90s. ... the medical marijuana industry in Israel is to set to expand with ... the Israeli Health Ministry is considering the distribution of ...   Visit   - http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/11/06/israel-becoming-a-leader-in-medical-marijuana-research/.

Israel - News, Sources: Medical Marijuana Use Sprouting In Israel : NPR - Jul 4, 2012 | Israel has become a world leader in the use of medical marijuana. More than 10,000 patients have received government licenses to consume the drug to treat ailments such as cancer and chronic pain. But while the unorthodox treatment has gained acceptance in Israel, it still has its critics. Susan Malkah breathes in the cloud of smoke from a plastic inhaler especially formulated for medical marijuana use. She has a number of serious ailments and is confined to a wheelchair. "It's not like we're kids and we're getting high and going out and partying. You take it, you're by yourself usually, you just do it because you want to be in a better place. You don't want to sit and stew in the pain," says Malkah, who has been using cannabis for about two years. "It's natural, it helps, you don't have to fill your body full of chemicals. It's terrific." ... Since 2005, medical marijuana use in Israel has grown from a few ... Health Ministry, the Tikkun Olam company is distributing cannabis for ...   Visit   - http://www.npr.org/2012/07/04/156219412/medical-marijuana-use-sprouting-in-israel.

Israel - News, Sources: Israeli Medical Provider Offers Kosher Cannabis Cookies - By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Dispensaries, Global, Medical - Thursday, April 5, 2012 | The graduate of a master class in pastry making has started a company registered with the Israeli Health Ministry and is now baking cannabis cookies for about 350 patients -- and as of this week, they are kosher for Passover. Moshe Ichiya, a graduate of the Estella school's master class in pastry making, runs the company Cannabliss in a location he will describe only as being "in the center of the country," reports Mitch Ginsburg at the Times of Israel. Cannabliss is one of several companies registered with the Health Ministry and is the sole supplier of medicinal marijuana products to the Sharett Institute of Oncology at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. "You see their flyers around the ward," one recent patient said. Patients at Hadassah then call Ichiya.   Visit   - http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/04/israeli_medical_provider_offers_kosher_cannabis_co.php.

Israel - News, Sources: JPost - Health & Science > Israel to grow medical cannabis > Health Ministry to launch new unit to oversee production in 2012; imports would be tenfold more expensive. | Jul 29, 2011 - Dr. Ronni Gamzi, director-general of the Health Ministry, decided on Thursday to establish a unit within the ministry to manage the supervision and supply of medical marijuana and to serve as an agency for this purpose according to the demands of an international agreement on the subject. The unit will begin operating in January, 2012.   Visit   - http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=231535.

Israel - News, Sources: Israeli Health Ministry to grow medical marijuana | Global Ganja ... Jul 31, 2011 | Dr. Ronni Gamzi, director-general of the Israeli Health Ministry, announced last week that the ministry will establish a unit to produce and oversee the supply of medicinal cannabis. The unit will begin operating in January 2012, to meet an anticipated exploding demand without resorting to imports. Until now, authorization for the use of medical marijuana has been authorized for individual patients by Dr. Yehuda Baruch, a psychiatrist at the government’s Abarbanel State Mental Health Center in Bat Yam. Currently, medical cannabis is supplied exclusively by local growers to some 6,000 patients authorized by Dr. Baruch, but the number is expected to reach 40,000 in 2016.   Visit   - http://www.globalganjareport.com/content/israeli-health-ministry-to-grow-medical-marijuana.

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Israel - News, Sources: Israel Becoming A Leader in Medical Marijuana Research. | Health Ministry considering distribution of marijuana through pharmacies > Aided by Israel’s strong reputation in science and medicine, the medical marijuana industry in Israel is to set to expand with official government support, the Associated Press reported. Unlike in U.S. where the federal government is battling states legalizing medical marijuana, the issue is facing little opposition from the Israeli government. In fact, the Israeli Health Ministry is considering the distribution of medical marijuana in pharmacies next year.   Visit   - www.thejewishweek.com/news/international-news/israel-becoming-leader-medical-marijuana-research.

Israel - News, Sources: Health Ministry plans rehab center for medicinal pot smokers | The… | Officials decided, based on data gathered by the Health Ministry, to establish a rehabilitation center for patients who have become addicted to painkillers, including medicinal cannabis. Drug rehabilitation centers aren’t a new concept, but one being built by Israel’s Health Ministry is different: the new facility will help recipients of medical marijuana who had grown addicted to kick the habit. An undetermined but large percentage of those who are prescribed cannabis as a painkiller have a hard time weaning themselves off it after doctors cease to prescribe it to them, and many of them turn to the illegal drug market to continue smoking pot, Maariv reported on Sunday. Health Ministry plans rehab center for medicinal pot smokers ... Medicinal Cannabis; Health Ministry; ... Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry By ...   Visit   - http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-rehab-center-for-users-of-medicinal-cannabis/.

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Russia - Resources US Government Says It Will Stop Interfering with Medical Marijuana | According to this article, US Attorney General Eric Holder has said that states will be allowed to make their own rules about medical marijuana, and that the US federal government will stop raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in California. (See article “Can Marijuana Help Rescue California’s Economy?”at this link) In the 1990s, several US states passed referendums which allowed marijuana to be used legally for medical purposes. In a referendum, the registered voters vote directly on the proposed law, as opposed to the law being passed by the state legislature. Thus, when these states passed these referendums, it meant that the citizens of these states really wanted medical marijuana to be made legal.

However, in a blatant disregard for democracy and the people’s will, under the Bush administration, the national government refused to accept this law, and carried out raids of the medical marijuana dispensaries.   ...   Click > here < for more.

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IMAJ Home Page » Volume 13, Number 8, August 2011 » Orginal Articles » Treatment of Crohn’s Disease with Cannabis: An Observational Study | Abstract Background: The marijuana plant cannabis is known to have therapeutic effects, including improvement of inflammatory processes. However, no report of patients using cannabis for Crohn’s disease (CD) was ever published. Objectives: To describe the effects of cannabis use in patients suffering from CD. Methods: In this retrospective observational study we examined disease activity, use of medication, need for surgery, and hospitalization before and after cannabis use in 30 patients (26 males) with CD. Disease activity was assessed by the Harvey Bradshaw index for Crohn’s disease. Results: Of the 30 patients 21 improved significantly after treatment with cannabis. The average Harvey Bradshaw index improved from 14 ± 6.7 to 7 ± 4.7 (P < 0.001). The need for other medication was significantly reduced. Fifteen of the patients had 19 surgeries during an average period of 9 years before cannabis use, but only 2 required surgery during an average period of 3 years of cannabis use. Conclusions: This is the first report of cannabis use in Crohn’s disease in humans. The results indicate that cannabis may have a positive effect on disease activity, as reflected by reduction in disease activity index, and in the need for other drugs and surgery. Prospective placebo-controlled studies are warranted to fully evaluate the efficacy and side effects of cannabis in CD. https://www.ima.org.il/imaj/viewarticle.aspx?aid=375

Israel - News, Medical Marijuana OK in Israel and Germany, U.S. Stuck in 1937 Opposing Views: NEWS: Medical Marijuana ... Marijuana Policy Project on drug law, marijuana, crime, foreign policy. | Medical Marijuana OK in Israel and Germany, U.S. Stuck in 1937 By Marijuana Policy Project, Reforming U.S. Marijuana Laws - February 18, 2009 | Many people are at least vaguely aware that government-sanctioned medical marijuana programs exist in Canada and the Netherlands. But few Americans are aware that another of America’s strongest allies, Israel, also has a national medical marijuana program. And, according to a translation posted by MAPS of a recent article in the Israeli newspaper Maariv, that program is growing. Three hundred patients are now enrolled, representing a 1,400% increase in new permissions to use medical marijuana in the last two years, according to the paper.

Strikingly, the program includes not only the obvious indications like neuropathic pain or nausea and vomiting related to treatments for cancer or HIV/AIDS, but conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder that are often not included in U.S. medical marijuana laws, though there is reason to believe that marijuana may be helpful for at least some PTSD patients.   >>   Visit - http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/news-medical-marijuana-ok-in-israel-and-germany-us-stuck-in-1937.

Israel - Resources, Information MAPS: Medical Marijuana Research >> TIMELINE - LATEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA NEWS >> May 13, 2009. Rick Doblin, Mike Corral Visit Israel to Help Medical Marijuana Program. | From April 19 to April 22, 2009, MAPS President Rick Doblin went to Israel to work with Ministry of Health-approved medical marijuana producer Yohai Golan and Golans investors. Ricks efforts in Israel involved consulting with the Ministry of Health about the possibility of allowing production facilities to sell marijuana to Ministry of Health-approved patients in order to create a sustainable system. Currently, the Israeli government has only given Golan, and several other producers, permission to give away the medicine they grow, but not to sell it. Rick is hopeful that the Ministry of Health will eventually permit sales of marijuana, but he recognizes that the wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Mike Corral--an experienced medical marijuana grower from the Wo/mens Alliance for Medical Marijuana--arrived in Israel to consult with three different growing facilities on techniques to maximize yield while reducing costs. An anonymous donor funds Mikes work in Israel through MAPS.   >>   Visit - http://www.maps.org/mmj/.


Medical Cannabis, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana Informational Guide on Medical Cannabis | If you have ever heard of the song, “Lets Go Get Stoned,” as sung by Ray Charles or Joe Cocker, you know the lyrics were referring to getting high or using cannabis aka marijuana. This mind altering drug goes by other names as well; names such as weed, pot, joint, blunt, hash and mary jane are quite common among users. Cannabis is a plant that contains a chemical called cannabinoids or cannabinolidic acids. Another substance that is found in cannabis is THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which gives the users that “high” sensation. When speaking of marijuana, the actual substance used in creating the high feeling comes from the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is considered to be a schedule 1 controlled substance today, because of the THC, which can be highly potent, depending upon the concentration factor of the THC. Visit > http://www.worldmedassist.com/informational-guide-on-medical-cannabis/ < for more.

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Medical Cannabis - LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? By Lisa Prososki, a former middle school and high school social studies, English, reading and technology teacher. Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes/1 class period Lesson Objectives: (1) Students will use cooperative learning activities to discuss opinions about medical marijuana use and see both sides of the issue, (2) Students will use decision making skills and strategies to render their own decision about the U.S. Supreme Court case related to medical marijuana use. Click > here < for more.

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1. Since 1996, twelve states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA. Eight of the twelve did so through the initiative process. Hawaii's law was enacted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2000, Vermont's was enacted by the legislature and passed into law without the governor's signature in May 2004, Rhode Island's was passed into law over the governor's veto in January 2006, and New Mexico's legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson on April 2, 2007.

2. The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation." And more. Visit - www.drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm

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  BOOKs on Medical Cannabis (marijuana) and related 

Medical Cannabis, Books - Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? | A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: http://www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf

Medical Cannabis, Books - Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential Examine the pros, cons, and controversies of marijuana as medicine! | Cannabis is still sending “signals of misunderstanding.”1-3 The result is an exaggeration of beneficial or deleterious effects as well as occasional intermixture of medical science with other moral categories. This book deals with health aspects of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids while mainly factoring out societal aspects. Some authors refer to social topics that require discussion even within the bounds of a narrow handling of medicinal aspects. “Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential”. Edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD; Nova-Institut GmBH, Hürth, Germany and Ethan Russo, MD; Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, Missoula, Montana. Hard Cover (ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1507-7, ISBN-10: 0-7890-1507-2) $79.95

Medical Cannabis, Books - Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot (Book) by Robert Randall & Alice O'Leary * This is a story of government betrayal -- a betrayal that continues today. But it is also a story of human courage and perseverance. Please take the time to read this book. Afterall, none of us are immune from the illnesses that marijuana can treat -- glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more. Some day you might need medical access to marijuana. We pray that it will be as simple as a doctor's prescription. Full text articles, news summaries, supporting organizations and states, additional resources, and information on medical marijuana. Visit: marijuana-as-medicine.org

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Tue, December 20, 2016 at 07:53 PM:
it was written:
I'm and a citizen in Israel suffering from a cluster head ache disorder. Who can I contact to get a consult with a physician (preferable a neurologist) for medical marijuana? I've been prescribed multiple drugs as treatment with little to no success. I just need to see someone to see if it is possible for me to receive a medical marijuana permit.
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realname: Sabina
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Sorry, was not able to find any list of doctors or clinics.

here is Application page

www.health.gov.il/english/services/citizen_services/pages/kanabis.aspx

here is contact info for Medical Cannabis Unit

www.health.gov.il/English/MinistryUnits/HealthDivision/cannabis/Pages/default.aspx

hope this helps, please update us with any info you find out.

Perry
Webster
MERCY

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 08:58 AM:
i wrote:
"Ministry of Health in Israel Grants Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Cannabinoid R&D Lab Certification - Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced that it has received Government Certification from the Ministry of Health in Israel for establishing an advanced Research and Discovery laboratory dedicated to medical research in the cannabinoid science field. US-based Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, founded in 2012 by a group of researchers from the fields of molecular biology, cancer research and pharmacology, is a development company focused on the development and commercialization of advanced drugs, therapies, food supplements and administration routes based on the wide range of active ingredients found in diverse and unique strains of the Cannabis plant. Read more >> http://www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/10/21/ministry-of-health-in-israel-grants-cannabics-pharmaceuticals-cannabinoid-rd-lab-certification/ "

Sunday, October 19 at 01:39 PM:
i from i wrote:
"Israeli Researchers to Study Anti- Tumor Effects of CBD - Israeli researchers will soon begin testing the anti- tumor effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in select cancer patients. Researchers at the Hassadah Medical Center in Jerusalem have announced that they will conduct a Phase II clinical trial to evaluating the impact of CBD as a single treatment in cancer patients who have failed to respond to conventional therapies. The study, which is expected to enroll an estimated 60 adults with solid tumors, will begin in November. Participants will receive CBD for a period of eight weeks. The study’s primary outcome measure is overall response rate (ORR) according to RECIST 1.1 (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors). Read more >> http://www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/10/16/israeli-researchers-to-study-anti-tumor-effects-of-cbd/ "

Wednesday, September 3 at 07:19 AM:
i wrote:
"Cannabis Inhaler Device Effective in Reducing Nerve Pain - A recent study found that administration of a single dose of whole-plant cannabis through a thermal-metered inhaler is effective and well tolerated among patients suffering from neuropathy, or nerve pain. According to results from a study, published in the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, vaporized, whole-plant cannabis reduced chronic neuropathic pain by 45 percent. Israeli physicians assessed the efficacy of a novel, portable metered-dose cannabis inhaler in eight individuals diagnosed with chronic neuropathic pain. The investigators used a Syqe inhaler, essentially a vaporizer that heats the mature, unfertilized female flower buds to release therapeutic vapor without burning it. >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/08/26/cannabis-inhaler-device-effective-in-reducing-nerve-pain/ "

Friday, July 18 at 09:21 AM:
i also wrote:
"The Lands of the Bible, or the Ancient Near East, was probably the most dynamic and vibrant region in the history of mankind. It has been the arena of historic confrontations between the ancient powers, and the meeting point of the world’s ancient cultures; and thus, it is the cradle of western culture and civilization. This is the place where prehistoric man first emerged from Africa, developed tools and the beginnings of human culture, and then traveled with them onward –– north, east and west –– spreading civilization. Here, ancient cultures rose and fell, and ancient warriors conquered and plundered, and brought with them new gods, new technologies and new ideas. In the south, the pyramids were raised and tales of kings were carved in stone. In the east, the Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian armies rose up, while from the west came the Greeks, the Romans and the Crusaders. Ancient sailors, traders and adventurers rushed to take part in the momentous events occurring in the Lands of the Bible. Here they all met –– and clashed –– East and West, North and South, culture with culture, religion with religion, empire with empire, for over 3,000 years of encounters with spectacular historical consequences, the building blocks of our western civilization. >> http://www.archaeologyisrael.com/ "

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 03:32 PM:
i then wrote:
" The world is going to pot - By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH, 05/17/2014 | Research into cannabis and its wide variety of components by Prof. Raphael Mechoulam was ignored for decades. Half a century ago, the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and the National Institutes of Health in the US said they “weren’t interested” in Prof. Raphael Mechoulam’s research on the active ingredients in cannabis. Unwilling to further pursue organic chemistry research, they were rather shortsighted. “There wasn’t a single lab in the USA that worked on cannabis. When I asked the NIH for a grant, they said: ‘Sorry, we can’t give it to you. This isn’t an American problem,” he recalled. Later, the NIH reconsidered and provided him with research money for 45 years. There is currently huge pressure throughout the US for medical cannabis to be made available to relevant patients. Even recreational use of the drug has been approved in the states of Colorado and Washington, and campaigns to legalize marijuana for non- medical use are being proposed in other states. Today, medical marijuana – smoked, baked into cookies, infused into oils and produced in other forms – is sought worldwide to ease the suffering of patients with cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease and others. There are currently over 14,000 authorized Israeli users, and in four years, the figure is expected to triple. But only now are clinical trials on the positive and negative effects of cannabis constituents and derivatives being launched. >> http://www.jpost.com/Health-and-Science/The-world-is-going-to-pot-352563 "

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 04:19 PM:
me8 from ner wrote:
" The Israeli Army has been using cannabis successfully for its soldiers for since it was officially announced by the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) but this seems to be the first clinically controlled study. visit - http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december122011/ptsd-israel-pl.php "

Thursday, January 31 at 04:17 PM:
me7 from here wrote:
"Medical marijuana is not new to Israel. In 1999, the Israeli government approved the limited legalization of medical cannabis. Five years later, the Israeli military began using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis, for experimental treatment of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of soldiers and for treating victims of sexual assault. visit - http://bigbudsmag.com/news/article/israel-government-supports-domestic-production-medical-marijuana-august-2011 "

Thursday, January 31 at 04:15 PM:
me6 from here wrote:
"Israel to soothe trauma with marijuana, by Corinne Heller | JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers traumatised by battle with the Palestinians have a new, unconventional weapon to exorcise their nightmares -- marijuana. Under an experimental programme, Delta-9 tetrohydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient found in the cannabis plant, will be administered to 15 soldiers over the next several months in an effort to fight post-traumatic stress disorder. visit - newsmine.org/content.php?ol=war-on-terror/israel/israel-to-soothe-soldiers-with-marijuana.txt "

Monday, January 28 at 08:51 AM:
me5 from here2 wrote:
"It's True: Medical Cannabis Provides Dramatic Relief for Sufferers of Chronic Ailments Thursday, January 24, 2013 Treatment can improve appetite, ease chronic pain, and more, say TAU researchers

Moshe Roth, a Hadarim resident and participant in the TAU cannabis study. Though controversial, medical cannabis has been gaining ground as a valid therapy, offering relief to suffers of diseases such as cancer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ALS and more. The substance is known to soothe severe pain, increase the appetite, and ease insomnia where other common medications fail. In 2009, Zach Klein, a graduate of Tel Aviv University's Department of Film and Television Studies, directed the documentary Prescribed Grass. Through the process, he developed an interest in the scientific research behind medical marijuana, and now, as a specialist in policy-making surrounding medical cannabis and an MA student at TAU's Porter School of Environmental Studies, he is conducting his own research into the benefits of medical cannabis. visit - http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=17871 "

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 08:36 AM:
me4 from here, also wrote:
"Safed Journal >> Studying Marijuana and Its Loftier Purpose | SAFED, Israel — Among the rows of plants growing at a government-approved medical marijuana farm in the Galilee hills in northern Israel, one strain is said to have the strongest psychoactive effect of any cannabis in the world. Another, rich in anti- inflammatory properties, will not get you high at all.

Marijuana is illegal in Israel, but farms like this one, at a secret location near the city of Safed, are at the cutting edge of the debate on the legality, benefits and risks of medicinal cannabis. Its staff members wear white lab coats, its growing facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment for controlling light and humidity, and its grounds are protected by security cameras and guards. - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/middleeast/new-insights-on-marijuana-in-israel-where-its-illegal.html?hp&_r=0 "

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 05:31 AM:
me3 from hee wrote:
"SAFED, Israel -- Moshe Rute survived the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago. He became debilitated by recurring nightmares of his childhood following his wife's death last year. "But after I found this, everything has been better," said the 80-year-old, as he gingerly packed a pipe with marijuana.

Rute, who lives at the Hadarim nursing home outside of Tel Aviv, is one of more than 10,000 patients who have official government permission to consume marijuana in Israel, a number that has swelled dramatically, up from serving just a few hundred patients in 2005. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/in-israel-medical-marijuana-use-expands-with-little-controversy-1.1023133#ixzz2BpI0CMOT "

Friday, November 9 at 12:11 PM:
Allen from NORML wrote:
"Interesting CNN video about medical cannabis use in Israel ... including claim of strains of cannabis developed that don’t deliver a ‘high’. * :D) See - www.youtube.co m/watch?v=0U6fthLDrXg - Regards; Allen, NORML "

Sunday, August 19 at 12:27 PM:
me2 from here, also wrote:
" Science meets Cognition; Call for abstracts & invitation to The Jerusalem International Conference on Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Modifiability * * The role of cognitive intervention in the shaping of the man * March 2013 *** Information (in 5 languages) in our website: www.brainconvention.org "

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 06:47 AM:
me from here wrote:
"The Morality of Marijuana—2 Views: Marijuana Use Is Medical & Moral; Why is the illegalization of marijuana so significant from a medical point of view? Cannabis has remarkable medicinal properties that have not been found in other medicines. Only Medical Marijuana Use Is Moral; Rabbis have cited the Jewish emphasis on pikuah nefesh to support the use of marijuana when used to treat people with serious medical illnesses. Rabbi Washofsky writes that “the tradition permits the use of drugs, as long as we do so for a legitimate medical purpose” - visit: http://reformjudaismmag.org/_kd/Items/actions.cfm?action=Show&item_id=3039amp;destination=ShowItem "

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