Trump Stops Israel From Exporting Medical Marijuana, Putting …

Fear of upsetting President Donald Trump prompted Israel to stop its plans to export medical marijuana to the U.S., casting a shadow over an export market for the drug that might have been worth more than $1 billion annually.

According to the Israeli press, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered that plans to begin the export of Israeli medical marijuana be frozen, even as two of the country’s ministers toured leading cannabis farms. Plans to open Israel’s world-leading medical marijuana to export had the backing of the country’s health, agriculture and finance ministries.

Related: Kibbutz Movement Hopes to Cash in on Exports to the U.S.

The Times of Israel reported that Netanyahu told his cabinet ministers he had ordered the pause specifically

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