After nearly a year of discussions, a shipment of cannabis seeds took off from Israel to the US on Tuesday night, the first-ever shipment of cannabis seeds from Israel to a foreign country. The shipment is experimental, after which contacts will be made regarding the continuation of the export.
This is a historic step as part of the implementation of Government Resolution No. 4490, which was updated last August to include the export of medical cannabis seeds from Israel, and could lead to the opening of additional international markets for Israeli exports and significantly advance the medical cannabis industry in Israel, the Ministry of Agriculture explained.
The State of Israel is considered a global expert in the field of research and development of the cannabis plant and has been active in the field for decades, but only in recent years has it gained momentum due to changes in Israeli policy.
The shipment included hemp cannabis seeds developed by the Israeli BetterSeeds. Upon arrival, the seeds will be examined by commercial hemp growers to verify their suitability for the US market.
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