“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”
The Rehov Ibn Gvirol medical marijuana dispensary in Tel Aviv, Israel was raided recently by an Israeli police force. Police suspected that large amounts of marijuana were being funneled into criminal organizations through the dispensary using fake prescriptions.
The Rehov Ibn Gvirol dispensary is the countries largest supplier of medical marijuana. It has remained closed since last Wednesday when the police raid took place, leaving many patients without their necessary medications. Tikkkun Olam, the owner/operator of the dispensary told reporters “The bottom line is that the only ones who have suffered as a result of these police actions are the patients. Every arrest, every detention of a patient disrupts their treatment, treatment that demands routine. This causes serious harm to the patients.”
One patient protesting, Yedidya Kanuf, explained that medical marijuana was a lifesaver to him. Being paralyzed for a decade due to a car accident, Yedidya is confined to a wheelchair. “Before I was on medical marijuana, I was being treated for pain with all types of very strong drugs. I never got out of bed, never saw the sun. Once I started taking prescription cannabis the amount of drugs I took plummeted. When people call it a drug I get annoyed, because for me it has given me life.”