Today the Israeli government approved guidelines for the supervision and regulation of medical cannabis. The Prime Minister’s media adviser said in a statement, “the Health Ministry will – in coordination with the Israel Police and the Israel Anti-Drug Authority – oversee the foregoing and will also be responsible for supplies from imports and local cultivation.”
In other words, the Israeli government is going to dispense medical cannabis to the country’s roughly 6,000 patients. It would seem that is better than nothing, but Canadian patients haven’t had a very good experience with the cannabis their government is responsible for. The quality can often be below par, which is not a good attribute for medical marijuana.
On the bright side, Israel is one of the few countries in the world to recognize the medicinal value of cannabis on a federal level. It seems their government has more compassion for sick people than does that of The United States.