Cannabis - the Israeli perspective

J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2016 May 1;27(3):181-7. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2015-0091.


Short overviews are presented on the historical uses of cannabis in the Middle East and on the more recent scientific and medical research on phytocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, with emphasis on research contributions from Israel. These are followed by examples of research projects and clinical trials with cannabinoids and by a short report on the regulation of medical marijuana in Israel, which at present is administered to over 22,000 patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Cannabinoids / therapeutic use*
  • Cannabis / chemistry*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Endocannabinoids / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Plant Preparations / therapeutic use*


  • Analgesics
  • Cannabinoids
  • Endocannabinoids
  • Plant Preparations