A worker tends to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company near the northern city of Safed August 31, 2010. In conjunction with Israel's Health Ministry, the company currently distributes cannabis for medicinal purposes to over 1800 people to help relieve pain caused by various health conditions.photo by Abir Sultan/Flash 90  *** Local Caption ***  ÷àðáéñ âøàñ øôåàé îøéçåàðä çåìéí îøéçåàðä øéôåàéú øôåàä

A worker tends to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company near the northern city of Safed August 31, 2010.

Dr. Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv’s Bone Research Laboratory and the late Prof. Itai Bab of Hebrew University’s Bone Laboratory discovered the connection between our bodies’ cannabinoid receptors and the stimulation of bone growth, which may be used for future research into the use of marijuana to treat not only broken bones but also osteoporosis and other skeletal diseases…

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