How Israel became the world leader in medical marijuana

From pioneering research to a rise in medicinal cannabis patients

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Israel is way ahead of the medical marijuana game
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Israel has long been considered a global leader in the research and development of the cannabis industry. The country has become a hub for other countries to conduct research in the medicinal cannabis field due to a history of pioneering studies in the field and less stringent restrictions on initiating clinical trials.  

How did Israel become a hub for medical cannabis research?

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