Lawmakers have high hopes for cannabis decriminalization

Joint left-right support for rehashed bill makes green light likelier than ever for recreational use
The Times of Israel (Israel)
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Newly proposed legislation could see Israel decriminalize cannabis for recreational use. Under the move spearheaded by freshman MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home party), the plant would be legal for private use, with individuals allowed to keep small amounts of cannabis and derivative products in their homes. Similar bills have been shot down in the past, but legalization activists have high hopes this time, after a group of eight Knesset members from across the political spectrum indicated they would support the budding proposal.