Israel’s deputy health minister announced that marijuana for medical use will be permissible at pharmacies, and more doctors will be able to prescribe it to their patients.
The Israeli Supreme Court must sign-off to approve the new law before it can be implemented.
“Even today there are pharmacies that give all kinds of other medications like drugs and morphine,” said an industry insider. He added that he hopes to make the ability to receive medical marijuana standardized in Israel.
Under current law medical marijuana patients have to get their marijuana from cultivators instead of pharmacies or dispensaries.
Over 20,000 Israelis could qualify for medical marijuana. There currently is an extended waiting list to be approved and the list is expected to increase because access to medical marijuana will become much more convenient if the new law passes.