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Similar to cigarettes, cannabis ads will remain prohibited.

Many of the recommendations were reported Wednesday by Channel 13 news. According to an earlier report on Sunday by Channel 12, the new legislative push came about following a change of tack within the Health Ministry, which was run until recently by United Torah Judaism leader Yaakov Litzman.

According to recommendations of interministerial team, marijuana will be sold to users aged 21 and up, but not for consumption in public

However, the law will likely include a blanket ban on smoking cannabis in public spaces. It will not allow home growing of the plant without a license, though the team recommended that the matter be weighed at a later stage.

Haskel and Shefa both hailed the move, with the Likud lawmaker saying it “does justice to more than a million lawful citizens” and the Blue and White MK saying: “We will not let anyone in the Knesset or outside it stop us.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White parties said in a joint statement at the time that they would advance legislation “to resolve the issue of decriminalization and legalization.”

Question
I am a Spanish citizen who lives in Israel for the past 5 years , and I would like to know where I can buy CBD oil in Israel . Is it legal to sell it in Israel ?
Thank you .

Answer
By law selling CBD oil or any CBD products is not legal in Israel .
According to the Israeli law, any substance that is produced from the Cannabis plant is illegal and therefore also CBD oil isn’t legal.
The Ministry of Health in Israel is leading a reform to allow the use and the selling of CBD products in Israel , but this reform is stuck because of the instability of the government and the coming elections.

Shipping CBD products to Israel

Most Israeli CBD consumers buy the CBD product they need from online CBD shops located outside Israel.

Once CBD is officially removed, it means the compound can be added to any number of regular products found on supermarket shelves including toothpaste, chocolate bars, beauty products, supplements, and almost anything else that the compound can be squeezed into. In fact, any cosmetic or food produce will be able to contain CBD, so long as the THC content is .3% or lower – which is more in-line with US standards than European standards, even though Europe is Israel’s biggest export market target. The EU, of course, is in its own quest to possibly raise the approved THC content allowable in products to .3% as well. The final wording of the amendment defines cannabis as the entire cannabis plant, including roots, but excluding oil extracted from seeds, or finished products with a THC content not exceeding .3%.

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So, what’s the deal with CBD?

Right now, Europe is Israel’s biggest export country target, and by the end of this year, Europe is expected to have approximately €8.3 billion in revenue from CBD product sales. This is expected to increase to about €13.6 billion a year by 2025. The largest market within Europe for CBD sales is Germany, which is expected to bring in €1.8 billion in sales by the end of the year. The UK (though not a part of the EU anymore) is the second biggest market in the region, and is expected to bring in €1.7 billion in CBD product sales by the end of this year. While its totally possible for some of these numbers to be off (in fact, I guarantee you, they will be), they do show the basic parameters of what can be attained in these industries, what can be expected as far as growth, and the potential of a country like Israel to pull in a huge chunk of the action.

Israel only instituted a decriminalization policy for cannabis in 2019, which affords personal use rights for small amounts in the home. The term ‘small amounts’ was defined by the Anti-Drug Authority as 15 grams. Public use and possession still results in a fine of 1000 NIS, or $307 (by today’s conversion), though this is a vast improvement from what it was before, when offenders could be required to pay as much as 226,000 NIS, or $69,479 (by today’s conversion). The 1000 NIS is just for a first offense, and doubles with the second offence, and turns into a criminal act on the third. This comes with the loss of a drivers’ license and/or gun as well. Minors under the age of 18 who reject a treatment program when caught, can still be subjected to jail time.

By 2025 it’s expected that cannabis cosmetics will account for about 15% of all cosmetic sales globally. By 2026, its expected that nutritional supplements containing CBD will generate $345 billion in just the US, with Israel seeing approximately $120-150 million in revenue accordingly from that time period, in that field. In terms of foods and beverages containing CBD, its expected that in five years from the start of the policy, that the market will bring in $18-36 billion a year for Israel.