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Can Canna-Kibbutzim Restore Zion’s Vision of Agrarian Utopia?   It sounds like a quiz show brain teaser: what links late 19th Century Russian anarchist theory with Rastafarianism, 1970s hippie communes, the foundation of the modern state of Israel, and a new agricultural movement there today? The surprising answer is cannabis. Thanks to an astonishing legal […]


High on L’Chaim

A flashing sense of humor, ocean-deep knowledge of Hasidic thought, and a far-ranging, anarchic mind describe the writing style of Yoseph Leib, author of “Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs (A Memoir).”   Raised Hasidic in Brooklyn, New York, and most at home at Rainbow Gatherings and jam band concerts, Leib restlessly […]



Anti-tobacco activists have long wished Big Tobacco would just disappear, but that’s not the corporate way; when one’s core product line falls out of fashion, diversification is the name of the game. So as cigarette manufacturers look for their next cash crop, it’s no shocker that another smokeable substance should catch their fancy. The cannabis-growing […]


Four at the Forefront

With Cannabis Given the Green Light, Four Israeli Pharmaceutical Companies Race Down the Pipeline By Paul Pot Israel’s Ministry of Health takes the morality issue out of pot by putting government support behind real scientific research. Hundreds of trials are conducted and sanctioned by the government, drawing millions of dollars in research and development so […]

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Cannabis Holiday Etiquette

Tips and Tricks to Blow Through the Season           Tis the season for bongs, pipes, and dab rigs to be cleaned, packed in pillowcases, and schlepped with all the accoutrements to family and friend’s homes for the holidays. If your partaking plan is to hide away in the basement, or huddle […]

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Sophie’s Dream Team

CURE, Technion and CannaKids Team up for Powerful Progress     While Tracy Ryan’s daughter, Sophie, underwent treatment for brain cancer using cannabis oil with chemotherapy (see Emerald Magazine, Nov. 2017), Tracy said her ultimate goal was to bring together a brain trust of doctors, scientists, and researchers from around the world that could pull […]


Birthright to Birth Roots

Exclusive Healing on Medicinal Cannabis and Research in Galien, Michigan       Israel. 2012. Adam Kaufman and Dan Milsk happened to be on the same birthright trip, funded by the Jewish Federation. They were two Jews from the Midwest seeking cultural identity who also shared an interest in medicinal cannabis. The trip provided the […]

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Eybna and Steep Hill Laboratories

Israel is a leader in medical cannabis research and has been since Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and his team isolated the first endocannabinoid in 1992. This discovery was the beginning of what might very well be the most crucial set of research ever performed. Research pertaining to the endocannabinoid system and cannabis in Israel has allowed […]


Tikun Olam

Tikun Olam is the flagbearer of the research and development of medicinal cannabis in Israel. The company was the first to receive a license to supply to patients, and has since created multiple strains — including the world’s first “highless marijuana strain,” Αϖιδεκελ — all of which are proven to treat certain disorders ranging from […]

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The cannabis delivery app, called the “Uber of Weed,” is revolutionizing the industry, and bringing cannabis legalization closer to reality in Israel. Israel is recognized for having the world’s highest ratio of cannabis users, according to the the country’s Anti-Drug Authority (IADA), which reports 27 percent of 18-65 years olds used it within the last […]

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