Cannabis is treated like medicine in Israel. It is available in pharmacies, sold by a professional with a medical degree, the dosage is clear and is closely regulated by the Ministry of Health. The farms and production facilities are closely monitored as well.
Israel has led the world in cannabis research. Many of the studies that legislators use to argue for the end of cannabis prohibition were done in Israeli labs. It seems strange that they wouldn’t be more progressive when it comes to recreational cannabis.
Exporting CBD Oil
The wild west approach taken by the United States seems to be exactly what Israel wants to avoid. They want cannabis to be highly regulated. Much closer to how other substances with medicinal benefits are monitored. The US and UK have separated marijuana from hemp and allowed the sale of hemp to go nearly unregulated.
Israel has been one of the leading countries in cannabis research. CBD’s three-dimensional structure was first identified in 1946 by an Israeli scientist, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. He would later discover perhaps the most groundbreaking research in the history of cannabis by showing that CBD could possibly treat epilepsy.
The Israelis are also looking into exporting their cannabis flower. These deals have yet to unfold but the regulations and legislation is ready to go. With the leading research facilities on the planet and optimal growing conditions, Israel could be one of the leading producers of cannabis.
For instance, low-THC CBD oil is the only legal form of non-medical cannabis in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
This map was last updated January 2021. Be sure to check the current laws within your municipality.
As of now, 31 out of the 50 states have undergone some decriminalization of weed under the law, whereas others still have very strict laws that resemble the federal norm.
Where Is Weed Legal in the U.S.?
As you can see from our weed map, U.S. marijuana laws can get a little tricky. Besides knowing what states have legalized weed, it’s important to also know some of the most important, nitty-gritty information, like how much you’re allowed to own, whether you can transport it, and who is allowed to partake.
So far, there are 15 total recreational weed states, but 2021 may lead to a few more joining them. New York, New Mexico, and Minnesota are predicted to go fully legal fairly soon. As of now, 48 of the 50 states allow for some form of medical weed.
Each state has its own weed laws. It’s … a little chaotic.
Every U.S. state except for Nebraska and Idaho has passed at least some legislation allowing legal medical cannabis use, though many are very, very restrictive.