As legal users of medical cannabis complain about accessibility and Israeli growers charge that their businesses are dying due to excessive state regulation, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday another "comprehensive reform" on the issue.

It said that the aim is to reduce regulation significantly, improve supervision of production, and transfer more responsibility to cannabis farmers.

The purpose of the outline is to bring about a significant reduction in the regulation of the industry, improving the manner of supervision and the transfer of responsibility to farmers, along with speeding up research and innovation in the field.

How will Israel's medicinal cannabis policies change?
There are today some 100,000 Israeli patients with licenses to consume medical cannabis, and most of them suffer from diseases like cancer, Crohn's, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, dementia, epilepsy, autism, and post-trauma stress disorder.

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