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Israel To Become Major Exporter Of Medical Cannabis

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Friday, August 18th, 2017

Governmental committee recommends allowing export of cannabis smoking products, oils, tablets and evaporation-based products from licensed growers.

Israel may soon start exporting medical cannabis to countries where it is legal for medicinal use, following the recommendation of a government committee approved earlier this week by the ministries of health and finance.

The committee recommended allowing the export of cannabis smoking products, oils, tablets and evaporation-based products from local growers who meet certain quality standards for growth, production, storage, distribution and supply-chain security.

Finance Ministry Director-General Shai Babad told Ynet that because Israel is one of the most advanced countries in researching and developing medical cannabis, “quite a few countries that have already contacted us” about the possibility of export.

In keeping with the committee’s recommendations, the Israel Police and the Ministry of Health are preparing a plan over the next three months to begin the export process.

The use of medical cannabis in Australia was legalised in 2016 and imports still make up the bulk of local supply.

Medical cannabis has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating certain conditions.