Cannabis activist drinks two bottles of THC-rich cannabis oil at Israeli Knesset

The oil consumed by the Israeli cannabis activist was highly psychoactive

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

Israel’s medical cannabis rules were the topic of discussion at a recent committee meeting.

According to the Jerusalem Post, rumored changes in the country’s cannabis laws would increase the price of medical cannabis strains. What’s more, lawmakers could banish specific strains of cannabis from the market.

The meeting, which was held inside the Israeli Knesset, saw a man knock back two bottles of high-THC oil in a display of activism worship.

His bold move astonished lawmakers at the heated debate, where committee members were being briefed on cannabis’ health effects and safety. To their surprise, the cannabis activist recited a blessing, before guzzling an entire bottle of cannabis oil containing 30 percent THC.

Raphael Mechoulam is the Israeli scientist who isolated this particular compound from the plant for the very first time in 1964.

Israel’s medical cannabis reform laws discussed at the open health committee in Israel remains illegal. However, the plant is legally permitted for certain medical usages. In fact, Israel was among the first countries in the world to legalize the plant for medical use.

Nowadays, the country is a world leader in cannabis research, where scientists are busy conducting over 100 clinical trials to explore the benefits of cannabis as a treatment and/or cure for numerous medical conditions, including asthma, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.

The cannabis activist who drank the high-THC oil was discussing the effects of the plant when in the blink of an eye he stood up and drunk the concentrate.

“I have here cannabis oil at 30 percent potency and it’s a ‘dangerous drug,” he said.

The oil consumed by the Israeli cannabis activist was highly psychoactive, what with it being rich in the mind-altering cannabis compound, THC.

“You can’t overdose on medical cannabis oil,” was one of the translations from the video, which you can watch here.

Guards swiftly moved in to stop the man, who bolted in the opposite direction, drunk a second bottle of cannabis oil and jumped over a table. The intense moment came to an almighty end when he was escorted out of the committee meeting by guards.

Israeli cannabis activist uses cannabis to treat PTSD after serving in the military, why did this Israeli cannabis activist drink high-THC oil?

Based on a report by The Times of Israel, the former soldier relies on cannabis as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After developing PTSD as a result of serving in the military, the man began consuming cannabis to relieve his symptoms.

He wasn’t the only person to voice his opinion at the recent meeting, where a woman was also removed from the premises for using the word “heartless” to describe Health Minister Yaakov Litzman.

“Cannabis is a drug. It was I, and not my predecessors, who proposed reforming the field. It is not easy,” said Litzman.

“We want to prevent leakage from the growers; we want only eligible people to receive the cannabis with dignity in the pharmacies. We added doctors who can prescribe cannabis for patients, and we will add more. This reform is good, but there are difficulties here and there. There is a problem of expensive prices for the heavy users, and that too will be dealt with,” he added.

Attendees were reassured by Litzman that the Ministry of Health will not stop medical cannabis patients from accessing certain strains in Israel. He also announced that they were addressing cost issues.