As pharmaceutical pioneer Eyal Barad explained last year on the WeedWeek podcast, Israel is the worldwide leader in researching the uses of marijuana as a potential cancer treatment. Now, California is turning toward that nation for direction.
- At the state-run Volcani Institute, Israeli plant scientist Nirit Bernstein studies whole plants. In S.Francisco earlier this month, she addressed the California Israel Chamber of Commerce’s CannaMed/Tech Summit.
- Bernstein is working on how to use light, heat, fertilizer and growing conditions to standardize the compounds in cannabis. “If you want to treat [cannabis] as a drug, you have to standardize it to an acceptable level,” she said.“Cannabis is not a tomato!”