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Tel Aviv, Israel — New Israeli laws regarding cannabis decriminalize possession of the plant and its buds. In accordance of the new laws, the possession of a home grown marijuana plant is no longer punishable by law. Civilians found to be carrying small amounts of cannabis in public without medical authorization will now face fines rather than be subjected to criminal proceedings.
Israel decriminalized adult use on April 1. On the same day, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak was a keynote speaker at the fourth annual CannaTech conference in Tel Aviv.
Barak, who incidentally is currently chairman of the Israeli medical cannabis company Canndoc/Intercure, spoke about the benefits of medical marijuana, quipping that Israel is updating its motto, becoming “the land of milk, honey and cannabis.”
The former prime minister’s involvement highlights yet another career politician who has made the shift from cannabis prohibitionist to proponent ala Former U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Barak lends his voice to the significant global chorus of former government leaders, Such as Mexico’s former president Vicente Fox, who are calling for a change in perception of how the world currently views cannabis.
“Some 35 countries have already legalized cannabis to a certain extent, either for medical or sometimes even recreational use,” Barak said during his keynote. “Two-thirds of U.S. states have approved medical cannabis; one-third [have approved] recreational use.”
With the typical alpha-male machoness one expects from a decorated former member of the military, Barak asserts, “The future of cannabis belongs to the bigger, faster and more assertive players which will enter directly into the markets.”
The Israeli Parliament (the “Knesset”), passed the 16th amendment to Dangerous Drugs Ordinance on December 25, of last year, that concerns the governance and regulatory aspects of exporting medical cannabis from Israel. Subsequently, Israel is poised to be a top-earning, global hub in the marijuana market.
The Israeli cannabis industry is already among the “more assertive players”, with companies like Tikun Olam —Hebrew for “repair the world”— at the forefront, with a 40% market share.
“If one is to look at a county that is at the forefront of the cannabis industry, they need to consider Israel at the top of their list. From the early discoveries from Dr. Mechoulam to the significant work in identifying the endocannabinoid system, Israel has been leading the path for some of the most significant advancements in cannabis science. As the first nation to legalize medical cannabis over a decade ago, Israel has allowed companies like Tikun Olam, as well as medical, research and educational institutions, to undertake the groundbreaking research that has created the basis for some of the advancements in this fast-growing industry,” said Stephen Gardner, Chief Marketing Officer of Tikun Olam, USA.
Meanwhile, according to Israel’s Ministry of Health, over 550 farms have submitted requests for licenses to grow medical cannabis in anticipation of new guidelines that will allow more Israeli patients to purchase pot at pharmacies with a prescription from a physician. Medical marijuana is currently available to patients who suffer from Parkinson’s, epilepsy, cancer and other terminal illnesses.
The new laws were delayed past the initial roll out on April 1, but are expected to go into effect, imminently.
The Washington Post has reported that senior officials in The White House have denied Jared Kusher’s security clearance.
Russian News panelists discuss recent flight maneuvers from The United States along the baltic sea. The maneuvers prompted swift response of Russia to fly out and redirect America’s planes, as the video they discuss in the clip below shows not only real-time encounters in the air, but also a separate from CNN outlining The US’s plans for pressuring Russia, and the deployment of 1500 troops into Europe.
What will throttle, or should I say, revitalize America’s economy? What modern achievement, which in mass use could benefit people in variances of society, and grant us a reemerging economy? What new idea or creation will be what filters the massive debt that The USA holds?
Will there ever be such an idea?
I am no economist, so it would be difficult for me to give you the answers to my question. I, myself question how the United States of America will surpass the debt that it holds. It almost stands at 23 Trillion Dollars. When I was young, 1 trillion wasn’t a number that I would imagine to be our nation’s debt. Then again, who would I have been for it to have mattered?
No one, basically.
But I am looking at it now, as I have before, as millions of people have, this overwhelming debt that The USA now holds. We live in the era of technological advances, and we coexist with some of the world’s greatest minds. Their creations though, their magnificent gifts to the world fails to solve America’s debt. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook will not be the business to revitalize America’s economy.
New York residents don’t want Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Headquarters overcrowding their State.
The obvious Military Industrial Complex fuels The President’s current bid for a wall along the southern border. The President foolishly failed to amass enough money to complete the wall, forcing America to withstand a government shutdown while in conjunction activating the distress factors of declaring a National Emergency for the unguarded portions of the southern border.
And, a Space Force.
Will The United States of America ever try to remove their debts?
If not, why not start making some things free?
The American Dream is not dead, Mr. President. It is alive, and We, The People, are aware.
The obvious answer is very strong. Hundreds of billions of dollars is now spent annually on America’s Defense. The United States Army is as strong as ever, and every other branch appears to exist without much flaw. As a matter of fact, one can conduct a bit of research and decipher that often times, too much is spent on the Department of Defense. Whirlwind headlines of Navy coffee mugs costing thousands of dollars can be a prime example of a Nation’s military with a budget that appears to have no end.
So my question is, with a military spread all over the entire world and allies spanning every continent, why has The President declared a State of Emergency?
The U.S. Government was recently Shut down for over 31 days, the longest recorded government shutdown in recorded history. With a military so strong, in a robust and prosperous Capitalist society, a shutdown is now the tail end to what appears to be a declaration of an emerging crisis.
In recent month’s time, there were reports of an invasion along the southern border, an actual cry from the President which has led him to orchestrate a campaign of border defense. His campaign includes most importantly, a 2000 mile long border wall between The U.S. and Mexico. Without rehashing the terrible war of words President Trump has had with others over this wall, it is easy to understand that he was incapable of acquiring the funds necessary to complete his campaign promise of building a massive border wall.
This, only days after a month long Government Shutdown, and after only acquiring 1 billion dollars of the 30+ or so billion dollars needed for his project, The President has now issued a State of Emergency.
How long does this remain in effect? Who does it effect? Are we as weak as he perceives? What is to come?
Perhaps the most important question may be, are we going to be invaded?
What a world of conspiracy. This is no Russian folk tale.