420 with CNW – Israel to Temporarily Slash Prices and Authorize Marijuana Exports

October 20, 2020 15:25:30

The Israeli government has kicked off a new program that will make medical cannabis products more affordable and cut down the country’s reliance on cannabis imports. The pilot program was announced by Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch on Sunday. In an effort to alleviate the financial burden on Israel’s medical cannabis patients, the program will subsidize medical cannabis products to around half their current prices effectively immediately until the end of 2020.

The program seems to be addressing some of the issues caused by Edelstein’s predecessor, Ya’acov Litzman’s 2018 reforms. Since they were enacted, they have been widely criticized for causing long lines, reduced product quality, and major product shortages. These reforms ended up turning…


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