Expert: Israel's world leader in medical marijuana use

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March 6, 2012 15:32

 
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Israel is the world leader in medical marijuana use, anesthesiologist and pain relief expert Dr. Bareket Schiff-Keren told the Knesset Committee on Drug Abuse on Tuesday.

In addition, Israel Police representative Eyal Zilberman told the committee that medical marijuana is being sold on the black market, and the fields to grow the drug are not properly secured to prevent theft.

Approximately 15 tons of medicinal cannabis are stolen each year, according to the police.

Most medical marijuana fields do not meet the police’s standards, according to Zilberman, who called the situation “bizarre.” He said that some of the fields are near shopping malls and parks and have low fences, without security cameras or locks.

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