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Saving Sophie, Saving Many

Sophie Ryan’s Tumor is Removed and Replicated for the Greater Good At this moment, two mice in a laboratory in California are replicating cancer cells taken from five-and-a-half-year-old cannabis patient, Sophie Ryan, for research on pediatric cancer and chemotherapy. The cells will also be sent to a lab in Israel for research with cannabinoids and cancer. […]

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Making The World A Greener Place

Written by Ashley Priest Cannabis prohibition is coming to an end in many places throughout the world, allowing the doors to open for international trade. Five countries are taking the lead: Israel, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, and Uruguay. The Netherlands Amsterdam has long been known for its cannabis cafés and semilegal cannabis market. What many […]

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What About the Children?

War, Weed and PTSD in Palestine   Playgrounds for Palestine.org is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to provide areas for play in the devastated region, as the effects of its never-ending war have taken its toll on the children of Palestine. British researcher, Lydia Dimitry, of Imperial College of London, reported in 2011 […]

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CANNABBUTZ

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 […]

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Smokescreen

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 […]

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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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United Abroad

U.S. Companies Turn Eyes to Israel for Cannabis Research   Innovations in cannabis abound in the U.S. as state legalization becomes a reality, but there is a limit to what can be researched under federal prohibition. How can you fully test a drug that isn’t federally legal? Take your research to a country that has […]

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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 […]

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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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Telegrass

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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