Opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich, head of the Labor party, acknowledged that she tried marijuana in her youth. In an interview program on the Knesset Channel, she responded that "when I was young, I smoked recreational drugs a few times. The last time I did it was 16 years ago." She expressed her opinion that seriously ill patients should be allowed to smoke cannabis to alleviate medical conditions.
MK Yachimovich has been a Member of Knesset since 2006. Prior to her political career she was a successful journalist and popular talk show host and radio personality.
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