As the world leader in medical cannabis research and development, Israel have taken another positive step by introducing the sale of medical cannabis in pharmacies.

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced the move and stated that the decision is intended to relieve pressure on the limited dispensaries around the country, especially as more than 21,000 people are prescribed medical cannabis in Israel.

Speaking to the Israeli press, Litzman said, “(MMJ) will be prescribed and monitored by the same standards as other medications,”.

In other news from Israel, the Health Ministry is attempting to double the number of medical cannabis cultivators in the country from 8 to 16, in order to meet the overwhelming demand for the plant.