Welcome to Times Will Tell, a weekly podcast from The Times of Israel. In honor of this week’s April 20 “4-20 Day” — the day that marijuana enthusiasts have adopted to raise awareness for the causes of cannabis legalization and medical marijuana — we’re speaking with Saul Kaye, who is a mover and shaker in Israel’s cannabis legalization and technology drive.
Kaye was trained as a conventional pharmacist prior to moving to Israel in the 1990s and establishing a pharmacy in Jerusalem. But around a decade ago, he began opening his mind to the use of medical marijuana when a severely ill friend had exhausted all other options.
We speak about how the brains and brawn of Startup Nation are still largely untapped, and so is the some $1 billion potential economic boost that deregulation could provide.
After our conversation with Kaye, we will hear a special report from Dubai brought to us by The Times of Israel’s Ops and Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag that was first broadcast on TLV1’s Promised Podcast.