The Israeli Cannabis Industry Faces War – How Israel’s Marijuana Industry Pivots During Wartime

But on October 7, 2023, the tragic war struck Israel, with Hamas terrorists killing thousands of citizens – and the war has not stopped. Right before the war began, Israel was already working on major cannabis reforms that would help increase the numbers of medical patients enrolled in their MMJ program. One of the biggest projects they were working on was to change how cannabis was viewed; while it was being used as a last resort when other medications didn’t work, they wanted to transition to using it as a first line of treatment.