Israel Knesset Bill Moves To Allow Medical Marijuana Export

Smoke & ministers Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

It warned it could take months for the bill to pass through the Knesset.

Israeli ministers on Sunday endorsed a draft bill to legalise export of cannabis for approved medical use, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's office said, without elaborating.

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Officials say that the export bill could take months to make it through legislators, but Israel's relaxed attitude towards cannabis use and their recent decriminalization of small quantities for personal use points to a culture that seems open to expanding past traditional dispensaries.

According to Reuters, Israel is one of the leading countries in medical marijuana research. He also adds that the bill defines, for the first time, the whole field of medical cannabis and allows regulating its export.

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Marijuana is now only allowed for medical use in Israel by special permission.

"Only a year ago Canada and Australia approved exporting medical cannabis and many countries that did so before them are gaining large profits". There are now 28 states in the USA that have legalized medical marijuana. The market there, by some estimates, will reach $50 billion over the next decade. Saul Kaye, CEO, have developed delivery devices such as inhalers that are used to treat asthma and other chronic illnesses. The country's health minister, Ya'acov Litzman, has shown support for medical cannabis and has introduced steps to ease its prescription and sale. Scientific organizations are working with those who grow cannabis to facilitate clinical trials and develop strains to target a number of medical conditions, Reuters reported.

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