Report: Israel Nixes Plan for Medical Marijuana Export

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel will forego its plans to become a pioneer medical marijuana exporter for fear of upsetting US President Donald Trump, Channel 2 News reported Wednesday evening.

According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put the ambitious export project on hold in a meeting Sunday with the ministers of agriculture, health and finance. Before the ministry representatives could even present their arguments in favor of the plan, among them an expected annual windfall of one to four billion dollars, Netanyahu said Trump had called him and made clear his general attitude against marijuana exports, the report said.

Netanyahu told the ministers that it would not be wise to be the vanguard in this field, noting the Canada is the only country so far that has authorized the export of cannabis.

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