Medical marijuana will soon be available in Israeli pharmacies for patients with a doctor’s prescription, according to an Israeli Health Ministry spokesperson.

In accordance with the plan to provide medical marijuana, the government also intends to train and license physicians to prescribe cannabis treatments. The Health Ministry stated that marijuana will be “prescribed and monitored by the same standards as other medications.”

Israel legalized the limited production and sale of marijuana for medical purposes in 2011. Its decision to broaden the scope of its medical marijuana program represents a step forward in the recognition internationally of marijuana’s potential to help people suffering from a variety of ailments.


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