Medical Cannabis Research in Israel Shows Promise for Autism Patients

Israeli Agriculture Ministry today recognized medical cannabis as a legitimate crop

JERUSALEM—Two clinical trials being conducted by Dr. Adi Aran and researchers at Shaare Zedek Medical Center show early promise for young patients experiencing extreme symptoms of autism.

In related news, the Israeli Agriculture Ministry today has recognized medical marijuana, as an agricultural crop. Experts at the ministry speculate that cannabis crops will reap as much as NIS ₪4 billion (nearly $113B USD) a year in revenue for the country.

The Israeli government’s liberal stance toward cannabis research enables the country to lead the globe in recognized data on the medical benefits of cannabis, especially in comparison to other Westernized countries, like the United States.

Gavita Holland

Reported earlier this week on Israeli news outlet Haaretz, trial participants, who included children and some teens, took part in two

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