Cannabis sativa is not a drug, is not listed as a drug, and its efficacy and safety in use for proven medical purposes in laboratory and clinical studies. However, there is evidence for thousands of years that cannabis may help patients with certain medical conditions and ease their suffering. Cannabis was used in ancient cultures to treat many medical problems, and in fact until it was outlawed in the 30s of the 20th century was a major component of many drugs.
According to the provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (New Version) 1973, Cannabis is a substance defined as a “dangerous drug” for which a useful prohibition applies unless a license can be lawfully enacted. Health or a person authorized by him (specialists).
The conditions for providing treatment according to the Ministry of Health procedure 106. An application for a permit to use cannabis for patients whose condition or illness is not among the indications under 106 will be discussed after the physician recommends detailed explanations and common medical evidence, the basis for the hypothesis that cannabis use may help the patient.
Licensed quantity is recorded in the gram and form of wait – inflorescence, oil or both.
The license is valid for use in the State of Israel.
The cannabis plant is a large family of plants with subspecies. A large distribution can be divided into industrial cannabis, also called HEMP, with content less than 0.3% THC.
Cannabis for medical use is divided into Sativa and Indica varieties and hybrid strains that combine Sativa + indica with variable percentages.
There are strains that contain high percentages of THC or CBD, as well as very rich species in CBD, with very little THC, so their consumption does not have any psychoactive effect. (Containing a negligible amount of THC less than 0.3%).
The cannabis plant contains about 500 active ingredients that can be divided into three groups. Cannabinoids, terpenes and phenoids.
The main cannabinoids known for their medicinal properties:
THC 99-tetrahydrocannabinol – tetra hydroquinol and CBD Cannabidiol cannabidiol and therefore the main information accessible to patients is about percent of these substances.
CBN Cannabinol Cannabinol was created in part as a breakdown product of the THC cannabinoid and has its own medicinal properties. Marking the packaging of medical cannabis serves as an indicator of the aging of the product.
Therapists and flavonoids have known medicinal properties for many years and are found in many plants, vegetables and fruits.
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