No longer illegal, hemp is back in Israel after 75 years – Israel News – Haaretz.com

The Agriculture Ministry will launch a pilot project to grow hemp, a strain of cannabis, for industrial use after the Justice Ministry this week removed hemp from the list of substances with the legal status of dangerous drugs.
This will not be the first time hemp has been officially cultivated in Israel – in November 1942 Davar newspaper carried a report on the cannabis harvest in Kibbutz Dafna.
“After the harvest holidays we have an opportunity for another celebration, for which we haven’t found a suitable name yet,” the report said, citing a kibbutz member. “Hundreds of kibbutz members and guests gathered in the big dining room for this first-of-its-kind event. We are the first who have introduced a new industrial growth in Israel – cannabis,” the report said.
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Source: No longer illegal, hemp is back in Israel after 75 years – Israel News – Haaretz.com

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