The Ministry of Health changes its mind and recommends for the first time the removal of the CBD (cannabidiol) from the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance: As long as Gilad Erdan does not object, the component will soon become legal in Israel. The decision comes after years of government insistence on the illegality of CBD, although it has no psychoactive effect.
After many years during which the Ministry of Health insisted that CBD is illegal, this is how we understood the significant changes taking place in other countries, which have long since approved the legal use of the substance, And announced that they would recommend that the material be excluded from the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.
In the first publication of Yoav Even on the 2 channel, the reporter described the differences between THC and CBD and described the health benefits of the component. "This is a component that is already legal in many Western countries around the world," he reported. "If the plan is approved, Israel will also be able to sell a variety of CBD products."
The decision came a few weeks later Special discussion In the Knesset on the legality of CBD, the health component of cannabis that does not have a psychoactive effect - and it now appears that Israel may soon be in line with the rest of the Western countries and deviate the unique molecule from the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.
The discussion in the Knesset was initiated by the "Green Leaf" initiative in preparation for a discussion on this subject These days really In the World Health Organization (WHO). The discussion was held in the Drug Committee, headed by a member of the Knesset Tamar Sandberg, Which called for the enactment of the law and to enable Israel to leverage local research and development in this field to manufacture and distribute the component.
This component, Which is not A psychoactive effect like the famous THC, is completely legal in an absolute majority of Western countries, allowing companies to produce a variety of food, cosmetics and even Mineral water containing CBD וCBD cigarettes.
The fact that it is not psychoactive also makes it very easy for those who want to enjoy the health benefits of cannabis, without the curative effect of THC.
Currently CBD Still Is considered a dangerous drug in Israel, despite its name Does not appear Explicit in the law such as the THC clearly written in the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.
The reason for its illegality, as explained by the Ministry of Health In reply Cannabis Magazine's appeal to 2014 is that since the drug ordinance states that 'any part of cannabis' is illegal, this component also meets the definition.
In the past few years, the Ministry of Health, which has insisted on closing its eyes to the health material that has become popular throughout the world, has become increasingly popular in the past few years. Many studies Who discovered his exceptional health benefits and upgraded technological measures that allowed the molecule to be isolated from the forbidden cannabis.
The removal of the CBD from the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance will now enable the opening of a vast market of various products, from food additives to cosmetics, as well as export of the material to countries abroad.
But making the CBD legal in Israel requires orderly legislation and government approval, including that of the minister of police Gilad Erdan And his adviser Yoel Hadar - the two biggest opponents of any relief on cannabis, cannabis, and industrial cannabis.
Last month was published Extraordinary message Of WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, which states that from 2018, athletes can consume CBD without fear of disqualification. This announcement is expected to make cannabidiol an integral component of the athletes' health menu.
The main leap in the use of this component is among children with autism and epilepsy, who receive the molecule in the form CBD oil, Which eases the tremors of the syndrome.
CBD has the most diverse health benefits, among them Reduction of epileptic seizures, Severe analgesia, Treatment of diabetes, Treatment of schizophrenia, Cancer elimination, Treatment for anxiety, Relief from nausea and vomiting, treatment of migraines, Anti-inflammatory properties and more.
New research Published several weeks ago found that CBD also has an important ability to balance the psychoactive effects of THC, encouraging consumers to switch to cannabis With the same percentage of cannabinoids.