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Jan 7, 2017 12:10 PM

First Course on Medical Cannabis Starts at Israel's University

Students in Israel now have a great opportunity to study medical cannabis at Ariel University. This first-ever program on the medical benefits of marijuana has been recently approved by Israel's Council for Higher Education.

The course is included into the university’s program thanks to the efforts of Dr. Michael Dor, who is a chief advisor of the Israel's Heath Ministry. Dr. Dor is a lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ariel University, and he is also the one who will lead the new course.

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More than a hundred students have applied for the course, which includes the following parts;

  • an introduction to the history of medical marijuana;
  • an overview of marijuana's social implications and the change of public attitudes to the herb;
  • a look at the active compounds of cannabis;
  • an overview of the applicable legislation and regulations, and
  • marijuana cultivation, including the usage of the latest techniques and technology.

According to Dr. Dor, this course is available only for students who are studying medical administration and have already completed at least one year of their education.

Though the adult use of cannabis is not legalized in Israel, medical marijuana is completely legal for those who have a medical prescription from their doctors and have obtained an official permit for cannabis usage from the state.

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The positive effects of marijuana treatment have been experienced by 90% of the patients who participated in the national medical cannabis program, according to last year's survey carried out at Ben-Gurion University. After surveying more than 20,000 patients registered in the program, the researchers found that most of them reported relieved pain, nausea, or anxiety, and improved appetite and general state of health.

If you want to find out more about the medical marijuana course at Ariel University, visit their official website.

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