Allow me to introduce our newest friends, Tikun Olam. Here is an excerpt about them from their website and video of their work below.
For more information about Tikun Olam visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/TikunOlamLTD
Tikun Olam is the first and foremost supplier of medical Cannabis in Israel and the flag bearer for the medical use of Cannabis in Israel.
Since the day of its founding the company has stood for dedicated quality care for its patients while developing professional standards for growing medical grade Cannabis.
In the field of production – emphasis is put on special methods which focus on increasing production of the active ingredient (mainly THC and CBD) so that medical grade plants may be grown.
The medical Cannabis is produced in a careful and sterile way, beginning with the stages of planting, harvesting, processing and until it reaches the patient.
In the field of treatment – the company has developed a unique treatment method (on a global scale) which views treatment with medical Cannabis as a central part of a caring, compassionate and humane treatment for its patients who are coping with a terrible disease, whether chronic or terminal.
Tikun Olam has vast accumulated experience (perhaps the most extensive in the world) in personal instruction of patients in safe and effective use of medical Cannabis.
Over the years Tikkun Olam has initiated and maintained cooperation and working relations with doctors, scientists, department heads, nursing facilities and other medical institutes in Israel and abroad.
The company continuously strives to increase awareness among the patients, doctors and the general public.
The company’s facilities (growing and processing) are located in the northern part of the country and are secured according to the highest standards.
In 2007 the Ministry of Health gave license to the Cohen family to grow approximately 50 plants for patients who were given permits for the use of medical Cannabis, all on a voluntary basis.
Half of their home in [unclear] became a greenhouse for the growing and processing the medication and simultaneously the system for treatment and dispensing began to form.
The treatment with Cannabis gained momentum, both because of the high quality of the treatment and immediate feedback from patients and because of the media campaign which the Foundation and the patients embarked on.
During this time (in September 2009) Channel 2 aired the documentary film “Grass by doctor’s orders” directed by Tzach Klein and hosted by television presenter and journalist Avri Gilad.
In 2010, by decision of the Ministry of Health and after five deliberations at the Knesset’s Labor Welfare and Heath Committee, a monthly cost of 360 NIS per patient was set. (Today the price is 370 NIS).
In light of this decision Tikkun Olam Ltd. has opened the first store in Israel for the sale and distribution of medical Cannabis and its products to those possessing legal permits.
The store was opened at 138 Ibn Gabirol St. in Tel Aviv, and to this day it is the only store of its kind in Israel.
In 2012 the company was granted a standards association mark, the first of its kind, ISO 9001 in the field of growing, production, sale and distribution of medical Cannabis and instructing patients.