Smoking marijuana isn’t a crime
The old-fashioned myth, that using cannabis leads to hard drugs and a life of crime, has long since been debunked by experts.
Israel Police spends some NIS 690 million ($190 million) annually in its efforts to enforce laws related to cannabis. Most of the criminal cases involve use and possession, while only a minority − 16 percent − are related to trafficking. This data was presented in the introduction to a bill submitted by MK Tamar Zandberg, which determines that cannabis users will not be deemed...
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