Category Archives: Israel

Hash Hostage: Geopolitical Dispute Traps American Woman In Russian Prison

An American woman returning to her home in Israel from yoga training in India remains detained in a prison outside Moscow, facing a disproportionately harsh sentence on a trumped-up cannabis smuggling charge that many believe is politically motivated.  Naama Issachar, 26, a Fair Lawn, New Jersey native whose family moved to Israel during her teenage […]

Israeli College Offers Medical Cannabis Degrees

A college in Israel will soon offer an undergraduate degree in medical cannabis, becoming the first institution in the country to offer such a program.  The school, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, made the announcement Monday, saying that incoming students will be able to earn a bachelor of arts degree in behavioral sciences with a […]

Study Finds Cannabis May Be Suitable Treatment Option for Fibromyalgia

Somewhere between three and six million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome that doctors scarcely understand and struggle to effectively treat. But for years, many fibromyalgia patients have shared their stories and experiences treating their symptoms with cannabis. Yet while patients frequently self-report using cannabis to manage their fibromyalgia, […]