Israel, a global leader in medical cannabis research and development, is expending into education. Ariel university opens first ever academic course on medical cannabis.
The course recognized by the Council for Higher Education, covering the history of the plant’s medicinal components, its current status and legal background and rulings, the active ingredients in the drug, cannabis farming, and technologies used to provide the crop, its clinical uses, changes in attitudes to it, moral dilemmas and more. .
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The course designed for students in the field of medical administration, who have at least one year of study. 117 students were accepted into the course.
“The demand for this course was very high and due to a lack of space, dozens of students were rejected. Altogether, 117 students are participating in the course, ” Dr. Michael Dor, a senior lecturer at Ariel University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, said in a statement.
In March last year, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced its new Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research at the second annual CannaTech conference. Israelis have joint research with U.S., Canada, Spain and Italy.
Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam was the one who put Israel at the top research efforts in medical marijuana. His groundbreaking research discover the active compound THC in cannabis plant.
Today in Israel tens of thousands of patients with pain, lack of appetite, nausea and other problems have been licensed by the Health Ministry to use medical cannabis. As patients benefited, more began to demand that cannabis be made legal. Cannabis use in for social and other non-medical uses is illegal.