New data now revealed in Cannabis magazine show how many Cannabis patients live in every single Israeli town.
In total, 2018 has 51 in Israel, but about 10,000 of these are oncology patients who received a direct license from the hospital, and therefore the Ministry of Health has no information about them, except for the amount of cannabis they are entitled to receive per month.
Accordingly, except for the following graph of the monthly distribution of cannabis, all other data in this article refer only to the 1,000 patients for whom this information exists.
The rate of cannabis patients in Israel is about 0.5% of the population, ie 1 of all 200 residents has a medical cannabis license.
This figure changes dramatically from settlement to settlement. It costs up to 3.4 in some communities (about 1 of all 30 inhabitants) and falls below 0.01% in other localities (less than 1 of all 10,000 inhabitants).
For example, in Kfar Kana there are only 4 patients, out of a population of approximately 22 thousand inhabitants. Even in Moshav Neve Ativ in the Golan Heights, which is in the first place, there are 4 patients, but out of a population of 118 residents only.
In second place behind Neve Ativ are Kibbutz Haon on the Sea of Galilee and Bitan Aharon in the Sharon region - both of which have more than 3 of 100. Residents have a medical cannabis license.
When examining only large cities in Israel, the highest rate of patients is in Tiberias, with 461 treated out of a population of 43.6 1,000 inhabitants (1.06 or 1 of approximately 100 inhabitants, 2 of the national average).
Compared to the localities, where the rate of patients rises to 2% and even 3% of the total population, the proportion of patients in cities is lower, with only Tiberias, Kiryat Shmona and Eilat passing the 1%.
All localities ranked in 20 The last places in the table are Arab localities, and this is true even when looking only at cities. The cities with the lowest rates of care are Rahat, Arara in the Negev, and Tel Sheva - all of which have less than one patient per 10,000 (0.01).
The Jewish cities with the lowest rate of care are ultra-Orthodox cities - Modi'in Illit with 0.07%, Betar Illit with 0.1%, Bnei Brak with 0.14% and Elad with 0.15%.
By district, the highest rate of patients was found in the Tel Aviv district where 1 of all 139 residents was treated with cannabis (0.72%). The lowest rate of patients was found in the Jerusalem District where 1 of all 303 residents is treated with cannabis (0.33%).
Additional data received from the Ministry of Health deals with the age of cannabis patients, their gender, and the medical indication for which they received a medical cannabis license.
- Most cannabis patients are men (26,349 treated as 63.2% of all patients).
- 45% of cannabis patients are 41 to 65, 29 is over 65, and the rest is under 40.
- Most medical cannabis licenses (about 57%) are for the indication of chronic pain.
Full list: How many Cannabis patients in every city in Israel
The data was provided by the Department of Freedom of Information following the request of Assaf Ohayon of Kana-Olam.