According to the new plan of the Israeli government, which reported it Published last night And its full details will be published in the coming days, half a million Israelis will be able to receive a prescription for cannabis without preconditions, according to Cannabis magazine.
This figure of about 1,000 450 complying with the new conditions is a significant increase compared to the number of cannabis patients today, only about 40 thousand, who have to undergo a lengthy bureaucracy and authorization before receiving the license.
Instead of issuing a license, the patients will be able to receive a prescription through a specialist without preconditions such as the use of narcotics as is customary today, which sometimes led to opiate addiction.
Cannabis's first specifications, which have not yet been published, indicate that specialist physicians will be able to prescribe patients with 40 up to 10, THC In a month or until 30 made cannabis containing up to 15% THC per month.
According to this program, all patients suffering from oncology, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and colitis), neurological diseases (epilepsy, Parkinson's disease) and HIV / AIDS can receive this prescription.
According to official figures, there are about half a million Israelis who meet the above definitions according to this breakdown:
- Approximately 1,000 patients recover from cancer
- About 1,000 people suffering from epilepsy
- About one thousand 40 suffer from Crohn's or Colitis
- About 20 thousand suffer from Parkinson's
- About 10 thousand AIDS patients
As a result, 450 can receive a prescription for cannabis like any prescription for another drug, and collect it at the drugstore near where they live.
This is a news for the patients, of course, but also for the medical cannabis industry in Israel, which is not sure that it will be able to benefit from the export of cannabis abroad as originally thought, due to the opposition of some countries, such as Canada, to importing medical cannabis from abroad.
According to the plan, the component SibidiCBD) Of the drug command and will be defined as a dietary supplement, and therefore can be sold at any kiosk and store in Israel freely, without a prescription - similar to 75% of European countries and all of North America.
At the same time, it will be interesting to see how the police will deal with this program after years of resisting the expansion of medical cannabis for fear of "leakage" of medical cannabis to non-sick consumers.