Canada’s Cronos Starts Growing First Cannabis Seedlings on Israeli Soil
The Nasdaq and Toronto-listed cannabinoid company signed a partnership with northern Israeli Kibbutz Gan Shmuel in 2017
Tzally Greenberg | 10:07 13.11.2019
Nasdaq and Toronto-listed cannabinoid company Cronos Group Inc. has started to grow its first medical cannabis seedlings on Israeli soil, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity. In 2017, Cronos signed a partnership with Kibbutz Gan Shmuel, which has an advanced cannabis operation in northern Israel. The planting of 180 seedlings is the first step medical cannabis growers need to perform to receive regulatory approval in Israel according to the country’s recent reform. As export from Israel has yet to start, market estimates are that Cronos will take on existing Israeli growers first.