Americans may soon be able to get medical marijuana from an unlikely drug dealer: Israel.
Bloomberg reported Thursday that 2018 could be a big year for the country’s quest to become a global pot provider. Israel’s government is on track to pass regulations that would allow growers to export their products, and at least one company—Breath of Life Pharma—is aiming to submit an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in hopes of getting legal approval to bring its experimental treatments stateside.
It’s all part of a mission to capture a piece of a market expected to exceed $30 billion over the next seven years—and help patients worldwide get some much-needed relief from their chronic conditions.
“The seriousness with which the Israeli scientific community approaches this is incomparable,” Charles