Thousands of Patients in Limbo as Israeli Ministry Temporarily Shuts Top Cannabis Grower

Thousands of Patients in Limbo as Israeli Ministry Temporarily Shuts Top Cannabis Grower

The Health Ministry has issued a temporary stop work order against Israel’s largest medical cannabis company, Tikun Olam.

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November 8, 2018
The Times of Israel
International

The Health Ministry has issued a temporary stop work order against Israel’s largest medical cannabis company, Tikun Olam, over concerns that the company’s cannabis drying process was not up to code, leaving thousands of patients in limbo.

The ministry said it had temporarily suspended work at the company starting last Thursday in order to run laboratory tests on all of the cannabis products to ensure quality, including closing the dispensaries, the only way for patients to obtain their medication. On Tuesday, the ministry announced it would allow the Tikun Olam dispensary to reopen and distribute cannabis as each batch is tested and approved.

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