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#420 Think Piece: Cannabis Is Real

Imagine for a moment a world where Cannabis is poison. Where the people that use Cannabis are lost to the ways of the Diablo. A world where the cultivators of this ‘gateway drug’ are criminals and worthy of nothing but jail time and the life of a lower class citizen....

We’ve Come So Far And We Still Have Far To Go

Three years ago, Uncle Miki died from lung cancer aged 62.   As part of Israel’s medical cannabis program, he received his cannabis, home delivered. He delayed agreeing to take cannabis to reduce his pain and nausea as long as possible. When he first received it, he...

A Personal Response to Cannabis Industry Hopefuls

To the 119 people (yes, I counted) who have reached out to me personally over the last 18 months looking for work or entry to the cannabis space. This post is for you. This is not a sales letter. This is me, telling you what I actually think about your potential...

Who’s afraid of Big Bad Pharma?

Plant, Synthetic, Biosynthetic…the holy medical cannabis trinity By Clifton Flack, iCAN Founder & CMO Among the cannabis industry there’s few friends of big pharmaceutical conglomerates.  Advocates of whole plant over chemically lab manufactured molecules...

CannaTech 2017: Optimizing Drug Delivery for Medical Cannabis

Pharma and life sciences industry veteran Dr. Doron Friedman dives into existing drug delivery technologies for the oral bioavailability of cannabinoids Dr. Doron Friedman explores the integration of pharmaceutical technologies and delivery systems into the evolving...

Debuting Kanabo Research and VapePod™ at CannaTech 2017

Medical cannabis R&D startup Kanabo Research comes out of stealth mode with game changing, trusted formulations and vaporization solutions for the medical industry. Avihu Tamir, CEO of Kanabo Research, presents his new venture’s pioneering technologies in...

CannaTech 2017: Combating Epilepsy and Brain Cancer with Cannabinoids

World-renowned pharmacologist Dr. Nephi Stella presents his groundbreaking research Dr. Nephi Stella, Professor of Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and CEO of Stella Therapeutics shares his findings on the effects...

Cannatech 2017 Voices the Advocacy of Medical Cannabis for Autism

One mom’s mission to endorse medical cannabis as a medication for severely autistic kids Abigail’s 23 year-old son Yuval is severely autistic. There are no drugs to treat autism and in severe cases, anti-psychotic medications are prescribed to help alleviate...

Top Tips from Budding Cannabis Entrepreneurs at Cannatech 2017

Lilach Mazor Power, founder of world-first cannabis wellness centers, talks business and branding Entering the medical cannabis scene six years ago, Lilach and her business partner overcame a variety of challenges to create the first ever wellness center cum...

Delve into Israel’s Cannabis Research on Cancer at Cannatech 2017

The Technion’s Dr Dedi Meiri presents the latest findings from his lab Dr Meiri’s lab at the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, has been dedicated to researching the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids for over two years, focusing on the antitumor effects...

Pioneering Plant Propagation at CannaTech 2017

Founder of Ilan Bio Liam Gal-On applies innovative agtech to cultivating cannabis with the world’s most advanced system Established in 2009, IIan Bio’s revolutionary temporary immersion system (TIS) maximizes the propagation of high quality, consistent, disease-free...

The 5 most unusual cannabis products you’ve heard of this week

Cannabis is not only growing, being globally legalized state by state, country by country, and have new research coming out every day , but it also comes in so many forms. You’ve heard of edibles and of course smoking, but continue reading below to find out some...

How Microsoft Will Help To Track Legalised Cannabis Sales

We’re happy to welcome a guest post this week in the form of an infographic.   Cannabis, a fast-growing plant with dense sticky flowers, produces a wellness cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. It is the most widely used illegal psychoactive drug and has a long...

A Canadian company trading under the ticker WEED is valued at $1 billion

Canada has been in the medical cannabis world since legalizing in 2000. The reaction? Now the company that adorably trades with the ticker WEED , is closing in on a value of 1 billion.  With new studies and the destruction of negative stereotypes, cannabis is being...

Just How Mainstream is Marijuana?

The global movement to mainstreaming cannabis is, well, growing everywhere. From Colorado and Washington to Israel and the world, the studies, research and benefits are being found and released constantly. Not only is the market on a financial basis growing huge, but...

5 reasons Israel is dominating the cannabis industry

Israel has taken shape, once again, leading the global industry. The focus now? On awareness, information, development, and progess with Medical Cannabis. The world is mainstreaming this wonder and Israel there to bring it as far as it can go.   From research to...

The Promised Land of Medical Marijuana

  The farm, inland from Caesarea and deep into agricultural Israel, looks similar to others along these little-used roads. But take a second glance. Rather than naming the site, signs warn that dogs patrol the area. High walls enclose the farm and only the curved...

Israel vote is a step forward for cannabis export reform

Following last weeks historic move by the Israeli gov’t to approve a new decriminalization bill for Israels cannabis users, today saw the government take a huge leap towards approving cannabis exports. The Green Book, devised by the Ministry of Health will...

Israel Showcase of What’s Next in Cannabis

We are excited to offer our CannaTech Insider community a 25% Discount on all tickets.  Including an All Access 3 Day VIP Pass! __________________________________ Israel’s Premier International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation To Take Place in Tel...

5 Things Dry Herb Vapers Should Know Before They Begin

Before vaporizers, many cannabis smokers felt as though they we losing out on the full impact of the herb when it was being burned. Thus, the dry herb vaporizer was introduced to provide a new method which has far less setbacks. Vaping involves no combustion unlike...

Israel Just Decriminalized Cannabis!

Tel Aviv, January 26, 2017…iCAN: Israel-Cannabis and CannaTech welcomes today’s announcement about decriminalization of cannabis in Israel.  iCAN co-founder Saul Kaye said, “This change will significantly increase entrepreneurship and investment into cannabis in...

Kalytera Acquires Talent BioTechs – A CannaTech match made in heaven

We are so excited to share this news item released by Kalytera Theraputics, announcing their acquisition of Talent BioTech.  A match made in heaven, a love story that began at CannaTech 2016 when Professor Yossi Tam from the Hebrew University presented early findings...

Israel Cannabis: Under the Hood

As individual states across the US loosen their grip on decades of cannabis prohibition, the world has a front row seat to the birth, and the inevitable growing pains, of a new multi-billion dollar cannabis economy. The recreational cannabis market is hitting some...

Jewish Education Meets Medical Cannabis in the UK

We are proud to share that Saul Kaye, entrepreneur, pharmacist, and CEO of iCAN: israel-cannabis will be speaking at the Limmud International Conference in Birmingham, 24-26 December.  Limmud, means “learning” in Hebrew, and iCAN is honored to expand the scope of...

Cannabis As a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic: PART THREE

PART THREE: Cannabis is Safer (Catch up on PART ONE and PART TWO) Can cannabis be used to replace opioids in chronic pain patients? It can certainly be used to enhance the effects of the opioids. A 2016 study surveyed 244 medical cannabis patients in Michigan, where...

Cannabis As a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic: PART TWO

PART TWO: The Doctor’s Dilemma  (Click here to read PART ONE) Prescription opioid abuse and addiction is actually a much bigger problem than heroin addiction in this country. In 2014, for example, there were around 19,000 overdose deaths from opioid prescriptions and...

Cannabis As a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic: PART ONE

The opiate epidemic is a huge conversation, and one that we’ve discussed on our blog before. What follows is an in depth, three part series written by a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine named Dustin Sulak, D.O.He is regarded as an expert on...

Pop Music, Drug Dealers and Cannabis Medicine

I tend to sit on a fairly high horse when it comes to pop music. I’m a big music lover, with a soft spot for singer-song writers, but I’d be lying if I said I never listen to pop. I dig it like I dig Doritos; super fun and tasty at first, but tends to leave me...

Psych Units, Medical Cannabis &Turning 40

I’m pretty sure that ushering in one’s 40th birthday on the grounds of a psychiatric institute may not be a popular choice, but, I’m a writer, and I learned a long time ago to go where the story takes me. In the cannabis industry, there are stories are everywhere....

iCAN Investor Webinar #1 : 10th October 2016

In our first webinar we’ll be presenting an unprecedented opportunity to invest in a medical cannabis cultivation business. Webinar is scheduled for Monday October 10th LA: 9:00 am  // NY: 12:00 pm // UK: 5:00 pm // Israel: 7:00 pm Duration: 1 hour Here’s...

iCAN Investor Series is Back

In the past year and a half, not only have we hosted the first and largest International Cannabis Summit in Israel, but we’ve also hosted our fair share of investor networking mini-events; from breakfasts to cocktail evenings and everything in between. As a part...

Hemp: What It Is – And What It Isn’t

We originally published this excerpt from Hemp Biz Journal, issue 1: 2016 in our CannaTech magazine. We are honored to make it available to you here.  To understand where the global hemp industry is going, it is important to begin with a brief review of the incredible...

Israeli Study Finds Anti-Cancer Potential in Cannabis

From the lab of Dr. David Meriri, head researcher at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, a cancer study was recently performed, looking at 50 strains of cannabis and their effect on 200 different cancer cells. Although they have admitted that it’s in...

Op-Ed: We Need More Humanity & Less Corruption in the USA

What follows is a guest blog from UK college student who interned at iCAN this past summer. Rock on Theo.  There is a widely accepted belief that drug use of any kind during adolescence is detrimental to brain development and increases the risk of long-term...

Cannabis Industry Headhunter’s Top Tips On How To Spot a Good Hire

Without a doubt, the top question I get from clients is: “How do I spot top talent in our industry?” The answer to that is both very simple and more than a little complex. The simple answer is this: Look for someone with a history of success. ‘Past behavior is the...

Will Israel Retain its Title as the World’s Cannabis Research Leader?

Last week two significant marijuana announcements were made by the U.S. government. First, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) indicated that it would not reschedule marijuana from its current Schedule 1 classification under the Controlled Substances Act....

FAQ -How Do I Talk to My Doctor About Cannabis?

This is an awesome question! Thank you MP for taking the time to ask. I’ll start simple, if not outright blunt: Just ask. There is nothing wrong, immoral, illegal or otherwise deviant about asking about a legitimate treatment option. Sadly, so many people have been...

Inside Israel’s New Medical Cannabis Reform

*Editor’s Note: What follows is the most current information we have about Israel’s new reform and the changes it may bring. As with any new piece of legislature – there are still a many kinks to work out and language whose meaning will only be understood in...

Join Us For A Talk About Cannabis Innovation & Entrepreneurship

You’ve heard the buzz – the cannabis space is alive and kicking. As more states in the US and beyond come online with new legislature and medical cannabis programs, what started as an ‘experiment in curiosity’ has turned into a full-fledged, booming...

FAQ: What Is The EndoCannabinoid System & What Does It Do?

FAQ-Question: What exactly is the endocannabinoid system? Answers: There are all kinds of myths and ideas supporting the vast medical benefit of this great plant. Some are substantiated, many are not yet. But one fact is irrefutable: cannabis has a profound influence...

Intellectual Property, the Cannabis Industry and BEER.

Being a “tool” or even being “in the box” aren’t two metaphors that typically jump out as great descriptors. But every once in awhile, you get an opportunity that challenges your framework. And in this case, we are super proud to be considered an essential instrument...

“Cannabis For Kids” Incredible National Geographic Documentary

This is an incredible documentary that anyone who wants to understand the benefits of medical cannabis for specific pediatric illness must watch. It is both heartbreaking and heartwarming and all together hopeful at once. The documentary features three very special...

Sanjay Gupta Gets Real in Interview About Medical Cannabis Research

Sanjay Gupta is a CNN journalist and neurosurgeon who produced the internationally acclaimed documentary series “WEED.”  He has become a leading voice for evidence based research in cannabinoid study.  Dr. Gupta recently did an interview with...

Israel Makes History With New Medical Cannabis Policy

Israel is once again pioneering new ground in the medical cannabis sphere. Already boasting the largest number of per capita licenses for medical cannabis usage (24,000), today Israel enhanced their program by allowing wider access and more standardized procedures for...

Cannabis Stocks and Canada – A Model Worth Watching.

From our vantage point in Israel, we get a unique view of the global moves towards cannabis normalization. When we look at North America, the headlines are grabbed by the USA with half the states having approved medical cannabis programs and 4 (+ more coming this...

Investors: Keep Your Eyes on the Cannabis Space

As the data continues to roll in reflecting the state of the cannabis industry for 2015, CB insights have reported with their usual expertise and professionalism. Whilst they caveat (and so do we) that the numbers are far from complete “as investment activity...

CannaTech 2017 – The Global Cannabis Ecosystem Revealed

There is no organism on this planet that is only and exclusively one thing. Every “thing” is a composite – a symphony – of lots of different, moving parts. We call this phenomena an “ecosystem.” It’s the framework that contains all those pieces and affords...

Listen: Israel-Cannabis on CannaInsider Podcast

Curious about CEO of iCAN and CannaTech, Saul Kaye got his start in the cannabis business? Interested in learning about the differences in policy and regulation in Israel and North America? What about the investment scene in Israel, want to learn more… Check out...

How Do I Know What Kind of Cannabis Medicine is Right for Me?

One of the most frequently asked cannabis questions we get is about how to get a licence for medical cannabis (you can read that answer here). A less often asked question – and as far as we’re concerned, a way more important question – is what happens...

What Can Terpenes Do For You?

This post was written by Stephanie Byer, Zeyead Gharib and Daniel Yazbeck MyDx, Inc. and originally published in CannaTech Insider magazine. You know it when you smell it. Maybe that smell even got you in trouble once or twice. Top shelf connoisseur-level bud, the...

FAQ – How Can I Get a License for Medical Cannabis in Israel?

We get this question in varying forms on a daily basis. (Really, daily). So, we’re just going to lay it all out here for you in this one post. Here’s the scoop. As mentioned in a previous FAQ, Cannabis is still considered a Schedule One Illegal Substance...

CannaPreneurs: Time For A Reality-Check

It’s my dirty, little secret, and I’m going to share it with you. We CannaPreneurs think we’re all that – and more. We know we’re at the crest of an economic wave…

The Re-Education Process

More and more people are turning their attention towards cannabis. It’s all over the news; every couple of weeks it seems that a new state comes online…

An Israel-Cannabis Exclusive About Dying Twice and About Living

It’s not everyday that you get the opportunity to meet someone who has died twice. Let alone get a chance to interview him and share his advice about how to really be alive. Such was my great fortune last week. I had just finished a very inspiring meeting with two...

Israel Cannabis and True Independence

Independence: Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. Independence is a tricky concept. On the one hand, it implies freedom from the control or influence of others, and that is a noble objective. On the other hand, though,...

68 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Israel

Did you know that Israel makes up 1.6 % of the entire population in the middle east? It’s a tiny little sliver of land, about a five hour drive from top to bottom – objectively surrounded by sworn enemies who actively seek her demise… And still… Israel is...

FAQ Cannabis Questions: Is Cannabis Legal in Israel?

This is a question we get a lot – in a many different versions – so, we’ll do our best to be broad in our response. The simple answer is this: Yes, cannabis is legal for licensed, medical marijuana patients. Israel instituted her medical marijuana program...

68 Things We Love About Israel and the Israel Cannabis Industry

We’re celebrating Israel’s 68th birthday…iCAN style. We’re a team of ten strong each with a unique perspective on what it’s like to live in Israel and what it means to work in the cannabis industry in Israel… We put together this list of the...

The Culture High-2015 – Directed by: Brett Harvey

Brett Harvey takes us on a stimulating trip into the prohibition of marijuana, as the debate over the legality has reached an all-new high. With a cast of celebrities, professors, and undercover agents, we are given heartfelt testimonials from both sides of the fight...

WEED – A CNN Special Report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta

This cannabis documentary features several medical marijuana patients, and leads us through the process they must endure to receive a prescription. This troubling task all due to the marijuana prohibition started by Harry Anslinger in 1937 and was, in Gupta’s words,...

Making Peace With Cannabis

Zachary Walsh — TEDxPenticton This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Talk explores human beings’ dynamic relationship with the cannabis plant and what recent developments might mean for our health and...

The Chaos of Cannabis

Jahan Peston Jamas — TEDxIITBHU Think big and then chase your dream passionately. Jahan Peston, founder of BOHEMCO, a company that plans to use Cannabis for various commercial uses speaks about how he and his six friends decided to build this business....

The Surprising Story of Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Epilepsy

Josh Stanley — TEDxBoulder Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many...

Why I Changed My Mind About Medicinal Cannabis

Hugh Hempel – TEDxUniversityofNevada “My big idea worth sharing is that medical cannabis can be the healthcare success story of our lifetime” Hugh Hempel is a technology industry veteran turned health care entrepreneur. In this moving talk he...

The Scientist

“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days. As a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most...

Cannabis And Holocaust Remembrance Day? #PTSD

I am a content writer. That means I find relevant content that might interest our tribe and do my best to produce and share pieces that hopefully will add some value to our readers. That also means that I keep a calendar filled with all kinds of holidays and calendar...

Frequently Asked Cannabis Questions

As soon as folks find out that you work in the cannabis industry, you’ve got to get ready for all kinds of questions. The inquires we get run the gamut; from the medicinal benefits of cannabis, to its legal status, to the process of procuring a license, to the...

Open Invitation to iCAN Contributors!

We are always on the hunt for fresh and relevant canna-content and we’re grateful for your contribution to our blog! Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind as you submit your piece for iCAN:Israel-cannabis.com Length: It’s really up to you, but we suggest...

Passover: What’s Your Story?

The word for Passover in Hebrew is “Pesach” (you’ve got to really roll that ch in the back of your throat like your saying “l’chaim!) “Pesach,” when spoken aloud, sounds like the composite of two words: “Peh”and “Sach” which means: “the mouth speaks.” The primary...

What Cannabis Growers Need To Know About Humidity

An increasing number of cannabis growers have advanced from growing in small rooms to commercial growing inside greenhouses. Greenhouse growing allows them to increase their yield, enjoy the outside sun (the greenhouse is transparent), control the growing conditions...

The Mommy Lobby and Medical Cannabis

Mom. Dad. They are short, succinct sounds, often the first spoken from babes across the globe, and packed with all kinds of punch. It seems fair to say that it’s the Moms and Dads in pursuit of treatment and care for their children that have driven some of the most...

The Cannabis vs. Alcohol Challenge : One for the Weekend

Here’s the full version of the ‘Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol Challenge’. Huge thanks to Mike Whiter for shooting this madness, Tommy Trevor Harrison and Eric Grassi for the laughs and binge drinking, and Adam Marshall Flicker and “One Gram...

Cannabis SpeakEasy at the Best Hummus Joint in Israel

I love Israel for a lot of reasons. And I’m not about to say that a great hummus dive is the only reason I love Israel – but it’s a good enough reason to spend a minute or two blogging for iCAN:israel-cannabis.com. For the uninitiated among us – think taco...

Israel Cannabis, a Biblical Prophesy

I was once told that being successful is easy and fun. The challenge is discovering what it is you enjoy and are good at. Discover that and the rest falls into place. iCAN: israel-cannabis.com, the organization I helped create alongside a fearless visionary leader and...

#420 Think Piece: Cannabis Is Real

Imagine for a moment a world where Cannabis is poison. Where the people that use Cannabis are lost to the ways of the Diablo. A world where the cultivators of this ‘gateway drug’ are criminals and worthy of nothing but jail time and the life of a lower class citizen....

We’ve Come So Far And We Still Have Far To Go

Three years ago, Uncle Miki died from lung cancer aged 62.   As part of Israel’s medical cannabis program, he received his cannabis, home delivered. He delayed agreeing to take cannabis to reduce his pain and nausea as long as possible. When he first received it, he...

A Personal Response to Cannabis Industry Hopefuls

To the 119 people (yes, I counted) who have reached out to me personally over the last 18 months looking for work or entry to the cannabis space. This post is for you. This is not a sales letter. This is me, telling you what I actually think about your potential...

Who’s afraid of Big Bad Pharma?

Plant, Synthetic, Biosynthetic…the holy medical cannabis trinity By Clifton Flack, iCAN Founder & CMO Among the cannabis industry there’s few friends of big pharmaceutical conglomerates.  Advocates of whole plant over chemically lab manufactured molecules...

CannaTech 2017: Optimizing Drug Delivery for Medical Cannabis

Pharma and life sciences industry veteran Dr. Doron Friedman dives into existing drug delivery technologies for the oral bioavailability of cannabinoids Dr. Doron Friedman explores the integration of pharmaceutical technologies and delivery systems into the evolving...

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