In ‘revolutionary’ shift, cannabis to be sold in pharmacies

Deputy health minister says medical marijuana will be prescribed and supervised like medications classified as narcotic
Times of Israel (Israel)
Monday, July 27, 2015

israel-medical-marijuana2Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced that pharmacies in Israel will be stocked with medical marijuana to ease the often arduous bureaucratic process faced by patients prescribed the drug. During an address to the Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Litzman said the current system of dispensing medical marijuana to patients was unbalanced. “Today pharmacies give out all kind of drugs, including narcotics such as morphine, and it’s done in a perfectly orderly fashion. So marijuana will be handled the same way,” he said.