Top anti-drug body recommends pot decriminalization

But public security minister remains strongly opposed to easing guidelines on possession of up to 25 grams of cannabis
Times of Israel (Israel)
Monday, December 12, 2016

israel-cannabisMinister of Public Security Gilad Erdan is expected to deliver a formal dressing down to the heads of Israel’s leading anti-drug organization after the latter, at a Knesset meeting, came out in favor of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Speaking at the Knesset’s Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, top representatives from the Israel Anti-Drug Authority recommended that the possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana should not be treated as a criminal offense. (See also: Is Israel on the way to decriminalizing marijuana?)