Middle East

Developers say genetic ID can lead to better plants, help resolve IP issues

Israeli company Tikun-Olam Cannbit said it has developed Cannabis Genetic Fingerprinting (CGF) technology, a system to identify and track cannabis…

February 2, 2021

Israeli company pursuing deals with suppliers on plant-based ‘meats’

Israel-based Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Ltd. (Roots) said it is entering the plant-based meat business, and has established a new…

December 24, 2020

Mechoulam honored with Israeli prize

Legendary cannabis researcher Raphael Mechoulam has earned Israel's Harvey Prize for his innovative research into the components, mechanisms and implications…

December 15, 2020

Israel, Yunnan plan hemp tech initiative

Development of industrial hemp technology is among cooperative initiatives planned between Israel and the Chinese province of Yunnan, representatives of…

November 26, 2020

Israeli researchers report successful ‘genome editing event’

Israeli researchers say they have detected a successful "genome editing event" in the cannabis plant. The development came during an…

November 19, 2020

Israeli company approved for startup

Israeli medical cannabis company Canonic said it received approval from the Israel Medical Cannabis Agency to start operations. The company…

November 14, 2020

Lebanon sees hemp as economic driver amid harsh times

Lebanon's Parliament has passed legislation to legalize cannabis growing for medical and industrial purposes. The new law clears the way…

April 28, 2020