Israel recently reported they have the world’s per-capita highest medical marijuana use and they have plans to expand medical marijuana regulations. The new reforms would allow pharmacies to sell cannabis.
Currently if patients are looking to get approved for medical marijuana, they must wait months to get a prescription because a lack of doctors. Israel is also taking steps now to increase the number of growers and physicians to solve this issue.
“We’re working to reorganize the field of medical cannabis in order to lighten the process for those who need it and, on the other hand, to make it harder for the material to trickle into the regular market,” Israel’s Health Minister Yaakov Litzman said. “There is no reason to make things difficult for whoever really needs it, just because there’s someone who exploits it illegally.”