Middle East Cannabis Industry & Marijuana Business News

Israeli MMJ lab company expanding to North America

An Israel-based company that specializes in quality-control testing equipment and standards for medical cannabis is using a newly raised $1 million in investment capital to expand its business operations into the North American market, the latest indication the marijuana industry is quickly going global. The firm, Cannabi-Tech Ltd., did not specify in a press release […]

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Israeli government to finance 13 cannabis research projects

Israel’s Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry plans to spend 8 million shekels ($2.1 million) on research into cannabis cultivation, biochemistry and medicine. The government is hopeful the research will lead to cannabis-based therapeutic products, the Times of Israel reported. To start, the ministry is financing 13 projects, including seven in the fields of biochemistry and medicine. […]

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Landmark deal: Israeli companies team to market MMJ inhaler

Two Israeli companies have signed an agreement to market an inhaler for medical marijuana, signifying what looks to be the first time a major global pharmaceutical company has agreed to market an MMJ product. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Syqe Medical said they inked a distribution and cooperation agreement for Teva to exclusively market Syqe’s inhaler, […]

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Israeli pharmacies to start selling medical cannabis

Israeli pharmacies are gearing up to sell medical marijuana across the nation under the government’s ongoing efforts to liberalize the use and sale of MMJ. Super-Pharm, which has 225 branches across Israel, has been consulting with the nation’s health ministry to allow prescription and provision of medical marijuana by authorized doctors and pharmacists, Israel’s Haaretz […]

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Turkey to allow limited MMJ production

The Turkish government has legalized medical cannabis production in 19 of its 81 provinces, but the step forward is quite tentative and has a lot of strings attached. According to Britain’s Independent newspaper, the move by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock is intended to combat the black market. But many specifics are unclear. For […]

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Israel to begin exporting medical cannabis overseas

Israel plans to begin exporting medical marijuana overseas, the nation’s agriculture minister said, a decision that comes soon after the government approved steps to make MMJ more widely available to patients in the country. The Times of Israel reported the shipments would begin “soon.” Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel told Israel Radio over the weekend that in […]

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Israeli Medical Marijuana Patient Sues Government Over Pesticides

A medical marijuana patient in Israel whose license to grow his own cannabis was revoked in 2013 is suing Israel’s health ministry for providing him with cannabis that was contaminated with mold and dangerous pesticides that are illegal to use on foods. “Patient R,” as the plaintiff is known, is one of about a dozen […]

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