Overseas doctors have been invited by the Ministry of Health to take part in a training course for cannabis physicians developed by the Medical Cannabis Unit (IMCA), but it is not yet known if and how many were registered.
The course is scheduled to open in November or January next year, depending on the pace of enrollment, and will be provided free of charge to 20 physicians arriving from 8 countries abroad.
"We want to make the course students self-guided in order for the information to spread exponentially around the world," says Yuval Landschaft, The IMCA Director.
Landschaft adds: “Doctors will know how Cannabidiol works (CBD) On the human body, learn to identify patients in the appropriate indications and issue prescriptions. "
The course includes 5 teaching days of 8 hours each, with the first 4 days devoted to theory and on the final day, physicians will attend the incubator and facility tour to learn about the manufacturing process.
“We have 10,000 cuttings,” Landschaft describes, and says that the unique advantage of Israeli plants is that they seem to have the same percentages of active ingredients, CBD andTHC.
According to Landschaft, the course is formally compatible with an agreement between Israel and the eight other countries to which only doctors who already provide medical cannabis to patients in their countries will be admitted.
So far, the Ministry of Health has authorized hundreds of Israeli doctors to issue medical cannabis licenses, though in practice they do. Only a few of them.
According to the Ministry's plan, these doctors are supposed to issue prescriptions in the field of public medicine for only NIS 280, but in practice most refuse to do so and make sure to offer the service only in a private setting for up to NIS 1,500 and more.
It should be noted that the trainings for the course, both for Israeli physicians and those from abroad, are conducted on a “The Green Book”, The clinical method for treating cannabis based on expert claims of missing or even incorrect information.