Marijuana has been permitted for medical use in Israel since the 1990s. Photo by Flash90.
Marijuana has been permitted for medical use in Israel since the 1990s. Photo by Flash90.

Know what keeps Ruth Gallily up at night? The Hebrew University immunology professor emerita is frustrated to know how many people could benefit from medical cannabis if only more countries would make it available in pharmacies.

Marijuana is illegal as a recreational drug in Israel, but the Health Ministry has permitted its medicinal use since 1993, and Israeli scientists have been researching the substance for about 50 years – longer than anywhere else.

Tune in to hear Gallily and Zohar Koren, CEO of Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, speaking with Viva Sarah Press about Israel’s advances in medical marijuana, on ISRAEL21c’s TLV1 radio show.

 

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ISRAEL21c in collaboration with TLV1.
ISRAEL21c in collaboration with TLV1.