Health Ministry to take over importing and distribution of medical marijuana

09.07.2011                      07.Tammus, 5771                      Balak

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Health Ministry to take over importing and distribution of medical marijuana

Israel is obligated by international treaty to establish a government agency regulating the distribution of marijuana and opium for medicinal purposes.

The Health Ministry wants to make major changes in Israel's medical marijuana system and take direct responsibility for buying and providing cannabis to patients who need it. Today, patients buy their marijuana directly from growers without an intermediary.
The Health Ministry will soon present a proposal to the cabinet to regulate the medical marijuana industry, based on international standards and treaties. The ministry wants to be the sole buyer and distributor of the drug to patients….