Thousands call for full weed legalization at Tel Aviv rally

Knesset members join others urging public security minister to go beyond decriminalizing cannabis use
Times of Israel (Israel)
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Thousands of Israelis, including two lawmakers, demonstrated for the full legalization of cannabis, urging the government to go beyond the recently announced measures to decriminalize use of the drug. Protesters urged Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to enshrine in law recent changes he approved to hand out fines to offenders rather than prosecute them, and asked him to go further by fully legalizing the use of cannabis. Some called on the government to regulate the marijuana market to prevent sky-high prices.