The first cannabis café in Israel – level 2

17-03-2022 15:00

Karam Shbeeta opened the first cannabis café in Israel. The café was called Smoky Monkey, and it was in the town of Tira.

When the man opened the café, many people were scared. Some people wanted to kill the man or burn down the café. Then slowly, they started to understand.

Shbeeta knew many people who smoked marijuana, and they bought it illegally. These people had chronic pain, and Shbeeta wanted to help them legally.

Before visitors of the café can buy marijuana, they have to show their medical file. Then the staff decide if they will sell it to them. Most users are people with pain after work injuries, car accidents, and so on. They said that marijuana was the only thing which really stopped their pain.

Difficult words: cannabis café (a place where people can buy or smoke marijuana), chronic pain (a pain which last for a very long time, or it keeps coming back), medical file (documents with information about a person’s health).

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