Yoav Giladi is a renowned cannabis researcher, born in Israel. Yoav’s background is phytopathology and plant breeding. For the past six years, Yoav has bred and grown industrial hemp in licensed fields and was the first Israeli breeder who successfully registered a cannabis seed variety in the United States. In 2018, Yoav worked at the Agricultural research organization Department of Phytopathology as a research engineer leading the cannabis research and development in the institute. During that time Yoav and colleagues discovered a novel disease affecting cannabis, that was unknown to the scientific community.