Government committee said set to recommend full cannabis legalization

Recommendation reportedly to be released in coming days, after Health Ministry changed tack to back recreational use
The Times of Israel (Israel)
Monday, November 9, 2020

A governmental committee tasked with reviewing Israel’s cannabis laws is reportedly set to recommend full legalization in a report. The inter-ministerial committee made up of representatives from the Israel Police, the Public Security Ministry and the Health Ministry will recommend that the government continue efforts to decriminalize cannabis on the way to full legalization. The recommendations come after a change in tack from the Health Ministry, which was previously opposed to legalizing the drug beyond medical use, the report said. In June, two linked bills to legalize cannabis use passed preliminary readings in the Knesset ahead of the three votes required for them to become law. (See also: Israel lays out plan to legalize recreational cannabis, looking to Canada as a blueprint)