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Legal cannabis sales across the world totaled $150 billion last year, and sales in the United States alone are expected to reach $21.8 billion by 2020.
Israel is at the center of this huge growth because of its well-developed ecosystem of cannabis researchers, farmers, entrepreneurs, pharma and government policies.
“You can’t put cannabis into a category. It’s not just pharma and it’s not just agro-tech. It’s not just lifestyle or recreational,” Saul Kaye, a pharmacist and the chief executive of iCAN: Israel-Cannabis venture fund, tells ISRAEL21c.
Kaye says Israel is up to 10 years ahead of other countries in innovation in the cannabis industry.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has a multidisciplinary center on cannabinoid
In an initiative of Israel’s Ministry of Welfare, the Colel Chabad charitable organization has recently launched a new project to provide disabled adults with communal apartments specifically intended to address their individual handicaps and needs. The first apartments, located next to the Grabski Rehabilitation Center in Migdal Haemek in the north of Israel, provide the residents with completely independent and private living spaces. The Center itself houses 40 residents between the ages
Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed
Skipping surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be a safe approach for many children, a new analysis suggests.
Reviewing 10 studies on more than 400 young patients, researchers found that nonsurgical treatment for an inflamed appendix appeared effective overall. But, appendicitis recurred in 14 percent of patients, and the study authors urged more research to inform
Patient-detected symptoms were most common way of detecting return of deadly skin cancer, study finds
Self-checks by melanoma skin cancer patients play an important role in detecting a return of the most deadly form of skin cancer, new research suggests.
In the study, which covered the years from 1996 to 2015, investigators from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of North Carolina analyzed data from a multi-institution database on 581 stage 2 melanoma patients who
Study found switching to more fibrous fare lowered calorie absorption, boosted metabolism rate
Switching to whole-grain foods might help keep your weight in check as much as a brisk 30-minute daily walk would, a new study suggests.
Whole grains seem to both lower the number of calories your body absorbs during digestion and speed metabolism, explained study author J. Philip Karl. He's a nutrition scientist who did the research while a Ph.D. student in nutrition at Tufts University in