As this Ganjapreneur report points out. The Israeli PM’s acquiescence essentially means Israel will lose a lot of the competitive advantage they’ve so far managed to gain in the market. But, as we all know, that’s the trade off in global geo-politics !

We’d suggest both the Palestinians and the Lebanese get in the game.

The Lebanese have  the climate, the know how’s and the business acumen, we’d suggest, to control the European market in regulated cannabis and CBD’s .

If the white house ever needed a reason to let the domestic market  grow legally, having competition from the Palestinians would be the rocket up the backside that Trump needs to pull off attack dog, Sessions.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu Blocks MMJ Export Plan Pending Review

MJ Biz  report

Israel hits pause on medical marijuana exports; Cronos exec not concerned 

Over at Cannabis Net blog they write….

Just as Israel was getting poised to start their cannabis export program, reports say that Netanyahu’s sudden decision to halt the project was driven by … Trump.

Netanyahu’s announcement came Sunday night following a cabinet meeting with the ministers of health, agriculture, and finance. The Jerusalem Post andהאם-התנגדות-טראמפ-עצרה-את-רפורמת-הקנאב/Channel 2 News reported that POTUS called Netanyahu to clarify his “general attitude” against the importation of cannabis. “Netanyahu told the ministers that it would not be wise to be the vanguard in this field, noting that Canada is the only country so far that has authorized the export of cannabis,” says the Post. A report also says that even when a Finance Ministry representative recommended avoiding cannabis exports to the US as a means of avoiding the problem, Netanyahu responded by saying that it wouldn’t serve the interests of Israel if they go against the administration’s policy.

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There’s also a report at Cannabis Industry Jnl.

Israel’s Cannabis Export Plans Evaporate in Fire and Fury