Jun 22, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area

Israeli Government Proposes Legalizing Cannabis, Will Submit Bill to Knesset

The Israeli government’s Ministerial Legislation Committee on Sunday approved in principle two bills, one abolishing the criminalizing of holding up to 50 grams of cannabis for personal use, and the other permitting possession and purchase in regulated stores of up to 15 grams for personal use.

This is an unprecedented move by the Israeli government, after more than a decade during which Israel was lagging behind the majority of Western countries in maintaining an inflexible and punitive approach to cannabis use. Now, for the first time in its history, Israel is on a course of radically changing its policy.

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