21 March 2017

 

The Jerusalem Post reports

Medical-grade cannabis products will likely be available to Israeli patients within the coming year, a Health Ministry official said Monday.

“I believe in the near future we are going to see the dream come true – my dream, your dream, the patient’s dream,” Yuval Landschaft, director of the Health Ministry’s Medical Cannabis Unit, said at a Tel Aviv conference. “I believe that in less than a year we are going to have medical-grade cannabis products.”

Addressing participants in CannaTech: Israel’s 3rd International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation, Landschaft stressed his belief that cannabis can become available in a manner similar to any other prescribed medication.

Alongside a variety of other policy-makers, academics and entrepreneurs, he spoke of the need to create a whole system – “the cannabis chain” – that oversees medical cannabis from growing to pharmacy.