First-time offenders will face $270 fine if caught using marijuana in a public place, but criminal charges will only be brought if person re-offends four times.
Expected change follows expected change in enforcement policy toward civilians.
Last month, Israel moved toward decriminalizing small-scale personal use of marijuana and authorities are supportive of research.
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The additions also include drugs for lung disease, heart disease, vascular disease, diabetes and neurological diseases.
Proposed new treatments would cost an estimated 2.5 billion shekels a year; additional 450 million shekels allocated for this year.
The more lenient policy, expected to take effect in early 2017, replaces current orders calling to court martial any soldier caught possessing any narcotics.
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