Israel Gives Green Light to Decriminalize Marijuana Use

Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use

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The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

“On the one hand we are opening ourselves up to the future. On the other hand, we understand the dangers and will try to balance the two,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet in broadcast remarks.

Criminal procedures would be launched only against those caught repeatedly with the drug.

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