Sunday, August 14, 2011

Israel Approves use of Medical Marijuana

Not to be distracted by the unprecedented protests gripping the country, the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has marched forward with a pressing national issue, announcing Monday that it had approved guidelines for the use of medical marijuana.

Israel, it seems, will be the next frontier in the medical marijuana industry, joining Canada, several U.S. states, and a handful of other countries.

"The Health Ministry will — in coordination with the Israel Police and the Israel Anti-Drug Authority — oversee the foregoing and will also be responsible for supplies from imports and local cultivation," a spokesman for the prime minister said in a statement.

What? Imports? Israel is going to import marijuana?

Basically, one way or another, the Israeli government is going to be doling out weed to the country's 6,000 patients that, at the moment, qualify for it.

Chronic is now Kosher.