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Israel officially decriminalizes marijuana use

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who led the reform, said that “the government’s approval is an important step on the way to implement the new policy, which will emphasize public information and treatment instead of criminal enforcement.”

MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz), the chairwoman of the Knesset Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, said that “this is an important step, but not the end of the road. It sends a message that a million of Israelis who consume marijuana aren’t criminals. We will carry on following the details in the committee and ensure that the change is implemented.” Erdan is set to attend a special committee discussion on the decriminalization reform on Monday. The proposal was based on the conclusions of a committee headed by Public Security Ministry Director General Rotem Peleg, with the recommendations accepted by Erdan.

Original Article (Haaretz):
Israel officially decriminlizes Marijauana Use
Artwork Fair Use: Original design by Max and Gabriel Shamir; Tonyjeff, based on national symbol. (symbol created in 1948)

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