Likud MK's bill urges cannabis decriminalization

Bill keeps cannabis as a forbidden drug in the Dangerous Drug Ordinance and sets a fine for anyone who consumes it in public places or under the age of 21
Ynetnews (Israel)
Monday, January 25, 2016

MK Sharren Haskel says more than a million Israelis occasionally use cannabis and that decriminalization for personal use over the age of 21 will free up funds to be reallocated for education and public information campaigns. "More than a million Israelis occasionally consume cannabis, and the population that uses it is mostly not a criminal population," wrote Haskel. "These are normative people from all parts of society – academics, public representatives, and others, who consume cannabis in their leisure time.