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 newspaper reported.
The paper also reported that Super-Pharm and government officials are in talks over plans for the company to distribute and sell medical cannabis.
While cannabis use in Israel is illegal, medicinal marijuana is legal, and some 27,000 people have received the medicine this year.
Up to now, patients have been receiving their medicine directly from growers.
Under the government’s reform efforts, there are no limits on the number of drugstores that can be authorized to sell MM, according to Haaretz.
In August, Israel announced plans to begin exporting marijuana overseas. The Israeli government approved a plan last June to remove blocks on medical marijuana cultivation.