Yo, check it out, fam! Israel has been straight up killin’ the game when it comes to scientific research on that dank herb – marijuana. They’ve been leading the pack for decades now, no cap. And it was this dude named Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli chemist, who first discovered THC and figured out that it’s the main compound in ganja that gets you high. This dude literally put weed on the map back in 1965. Talk about a legend, amirite?
But here’s the deal, my peeps. Israel is light years ahead of any other country when it comes to studying weed and all its medicinal properties. I’m talking about that cannabis research, baby. Even the US can’t touch what Israel is doing because our government still thinks weed is the devil’s lettuce and puts it in the same category as meth and heroin. They be trippin’, man. But Israel? Nah, they got their priorities straight.
So you might be wondering, “Yo, Dan, what’s Israel up to in the psychedelic game?” Well, lemme tell you, they ain’t slacking off over there either. They’re right there with us in this psychedelic revolution that’s going down in the US of A.
First up, we got this Israeli startup called Madrigal Mental Care. These dudes are all about studying psychedelics like psilocybin, ketamine, and ecstasy. They’re tryna find a cure for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is no joke. According to this clinical psychologist named Doek, who works at Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva, there ain’t no real treatment for PTSD right now. The meds they be prescribing only treat the symptoms, not the root cause.
So these Madrigal Mental Care peeps came up with this nasal spray that delivers psychedelics straight to your brain. No cap, it’s like magic. And get this, the spray only uses a tiny amount of psychedelics, so you ain’t gonna be trippin’ balls or anything. They’ve even tested it and it’s safe, bro. They’re planning on testing it on humans next year, and if it works, it could be a game-changer for treating PTSD and other mental disorders.
Next up, we got this Israeli startup called Nextage Therapeutics. These dudes are all about using psychedelics to treat severe pain. And get this, they’re getting their psychedelics from frogs. That’s right, the Colorado River frog has some special substance called 5-MeO-DMT that can help with pain relief. It’s like nature’s painkiller, man.
These Nextage Therapeutics cats are tryna develop psychedelic and cannabinoid-based meds to help folks with conditions like fibromyalgia and endometriosis. These diseases be causing mad pain for millions of people, so finding a solution is hella important. But they’re also making sure to do it right. They know that psychedelics can be risky if not used properly, so they wanna make sure there’s proper supervision and treatment involved. They’re waiting for the FDA to give ’em the green light, but hopefully, it won’t take too long.
Last but not least, we got this Israeli biotech company called Clearmind. These dudes have come up with a substitute for alcohol using psychedelics. Yeah, you heard me right. A freakin’ alcohol substitute! I know what you’re thinking – why would anyone want to replace alcohol? Well, for one thing, alcohol addiction is a real problem that’s messing up lives left and right. In the US alone, almost 30 million people have alcohol use disorder. That’s some crazy numbers.
So Clearmind developed this molecule called MEAI that’s derived from psychedelics. It’s supposed to give you that euphoric feeling without all the nasty side effects of alcohol. They just got a patent for it, so it’s a big win for them. They’re hoping to tap into the alcohol substitute market in the US, which is huge. I mean, who wouldn’t want a safer alternative to alcohol?
So there you have it, fam. Israel is doing some dope things in the psychedelic field. They’re on top of their game when it comes to cannabis research, and now they’re making moves with psychedelics too. It’s exciting to see what they’ll come up with next. Keep your eyes peeled, ’cause Israel ain’t playin’ around when it comes to pushing the boundaries of science and medicine.
And remember, stay woke and stay high, my friends! Peace out!