Israel has exported cannabis seeds abroad for the first time. Israel's Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that seeds from crop science company BetterSeeds have been sent to the United States. They will be examined there, after which more exports will probably follow.
The Israeli government last year changed its medical cannabis export regulations to allow for the export of cannabis seeds. The ministry wants to diversify its exports, boost domestic agriculture and expand the medical marijuana industry by exporting cannabis seeds, according to The Times of Israel.
Sustainable cannabis seeds?
BetterSeeds uses genetic engineering technology to grow crops. The goal of the centrally Israel-based company is to grow crops in a sustainable way with less arable land. medical marijuana is a growing industry in Israel and some companies have recently reported large profits. Marijuana for recreational use is also quite common in Israel. It's not legal, but has been somewhat decriminalized recently. There is mounting pressure to fully legalize the drug in Israel.
Source: al-monitor.com (EN)