Government to expunge criminal records for cannabis use

The Minister of Justice called on members of the public to apply for expungement of criminal regords for cannabis use.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2020, 10:55 PM

Netanyahu backs legalization of recreational cannabis

PM says Justice Minister to look into following Canadian model on decriminalization of recreational cannabis.AFP, 2/23/2020, 8:20 PM

French justice protects criminals

The French justice system has lost its moral foundation in deciding that the murderer of Sarah Halimi is not fit to stand trial for temporary incapacity. Abraham Chicheportiche, 12/22/2019, 9:01 AM

Police: Driver was 'ticking time bomb'

Police say driver Yonatan Fadida, who ran over cyclists Tomer Weinstein and Yaniv Lugassi, was driving wildly while disqualified.Mordechai Sones, 12/19/2019, 10:34 AM

Belgian Jew launches Europe’s first mass-produced cannabis bread

Cannabread will be available for purchase in Carrefour supermarkets in Brussels and two other Belgian cities later in November.JTA, 11/7/2019, 7:55 PM

Rapper Snoop Dogg to promote an Israeli cannabis tech startup

The American rapper, an outspoken advocate of marijuana use, is the new brand representative for Israeli cannabis tech startup Seedo.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/23/2019, 9:26 PM

Barak: 'Cannabis industry positions waiting for Netanyahu'

Former Prime Minister Barak: 'After we relieve Netanyahu in week from post as Prime Minister, he has many vacancies just waiting for him.'Mordechai Sones, 9/10/2019, 10:19 PM

Vaping marijuana with CBD vape pen helps to avoid many diseases

Initial research suggests multiple health benefits of CBD compound found in cannabis, vaping marijuana avoids dangers of smoking it., 9/2/2019, 7:39 PM

Hezbollah's latest victims: Syrian high school students

Hezbollah members sell drugs to Damascus-area high school students, capitalizing on the trauma and distress, local residents say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2019, 9:40 AM

Growing weed - in a daycare

Marijuana plants, bag of cannabis, found in daycare in central Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 5:06 PM

Chinese medical firm teams up with Israeli cannabis company

China's Thalys medical tech company signs agreement with Israeli medical marijuana company.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2019, 6:09 PM

Israel partially decriminalizes marijuana

Israeli plan to partially decriminalize marijuana possession goes into effect.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/1/2019, 3:41 PM

The Cannabis Election

I haven’t smoked marijuana for 35 years. When I became a ba'al tshuva and discovered the joy of Torah, I didn’t need grass anymore. Opinion.Tzvi Fishman, 3/27/2019, 4:24 PM

From the Israeli Press: Weed and wisdom

A state should attempt to interfere as little as possible in the lives of its citizens, but still, governments forbid certain dangerous activities and behaviors. Is danger the real issue in smoking cannabis?Rabbi. Chaim Navon, 3/26/2019, 1:44 PM

Legalizing marijuana for non-medical use: A heaping pot of hypocrisy

Let's take a closer look as liberals blindly jump aboard the marijuana bandwagon and not a word of concern is to be heard. Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 3/24/2019, 10:49 AM

Dope-dealing ring on messaging app busted in Israel

Dozens of suspects in Israel and abroad arrested on suspicious of trafficking drugs.AFP, 3/12/2019, 2:38 PM

Smotrich: Feiglin is 'irresponsible'

National Union chair slams Zehut chair over cannabis legalization statements. 'If so, he won't enter government as long as it's up to me.'Hezki Baruch, 3/12/2019, 1:24 PM

'I won't support drug legalization just because it's popular'

Education Minister Naftali Bennett says 'soft drugs' must be proven to not be dangerous for him to support legalization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2019, 8:20 PM

Feiglin: Cannabis legalization non-negotiable

"No one will establish a government without legalization," Zehut chairman says, noting his party will demand finance, education portfolios.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 3/5/2019, 2:55 PM

Israeli Cabinet approves export of medical cannabis

Cabinet okays export of medicinal marijuana, paving way for sales to Australia, Germany, Austria, and Mexico.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/29/2019, 7:46 AM

Moshe Feiglin: 'Cannabis must be legalized'

Zehut conditions future political agreements on legalization: 'One who broke law to acquire medicine he needs will receive my full backing.'Mordechai Sones, 12/27/2018, 12:15 PM

Global leaders in cannabis gather at Tel Aviv conference

Cannabis recognized as effective form of medication in treating pain and diseases; Tel Aviv cannabis conference shows best on offer today.Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2018, 1:10 PM

South Africa Highest Court legalizes cannabis use

South Africa's top court rules private and personal cannabis use legal in climax case; public use and sale remains illegal.Mordechai Sones, 9/18/2018, 4:56 PM

Watch: Raid on cannabis farm

Border Police raid hydro farm in Kiryat Gat, arrest three suspects; remand extended until Sunday.Mordechai Sones, 8/29/2018, 3:00 PM

Study: Cannabis oil 80% successful in helping autistic children

Israeli research shows CBD has 80% success rate in reducing problematic behavior among children with autism spectrum disorders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2018, 6:30 PM

Bill reducing penalty for pot use approved

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves bill decriminalizing marijuana use. 'This is a step forward for full legalization.'Tzvi Lev, 2/18/2018, 7:42 PM

Report: Israel froze marijuana exports at Trump's request

Report claims PM Netanyahu canned plan to export marijuana due to pressure from US Pres. Trump.JTA, Arutz Sheva, 2/9/2018, 10:27 AM

How did Israel become a world leader in medical marijuana?

How Israel has taken the world to new 'highs' when it comes to medical marijuana research.Tzvi Lev, 9/19/2017, 12:00 PM

California, Tel Aviv firms to jointly develop cannabis therapies

Israel 'at forefront of cannabinoid-based research in world' and therefore is 'perfect place to start development of these products.'Mordechai Sones, 7/19/2017, 12:31 PM

New research center focuses on the effects of cannabinoids

Hebrew University launches multidisciplinary center for cannabinoid research.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2017, 2:22 PM

'Israel - the nexus for cannabis innovation'

Watch: Participants of CannaTech 2017 speak about the developing field in which Israel is one of the leading countriesILTV, 4/3/2017, 11:50 AM

'We're setting goals for the ministries'

PM Netanyahu speaks about regulation of cannabis, economy, and the goals government ministries set for themselves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2017, 1:03 PM

US company buys Israeli medical cannabis startup

“Kalytera” pays over $10 million for Israeli “talent biotechs” firm - renowned for cannabis-based medical therapies.ILTV, 2/23/2017, 2:04 AM

Teva to market, distribute medical cannabis inhaler in Israel

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to become the first major medical company to market and distribute a cannabis inhaler.JTA, 11/30/2016, 3:53 AM

Be careful, Californians: Grass can kill

A warning to the states that legalized marijuana. Tzvi Fishman, 11/13/2016, 6:59 AM

'Dr. Cannabis' gets 46 months in jail

Tel Aviv district court sentences Dr. Avraham Dotan to 46 months in jail and 18 month suspended sentence for cannabis-related crimes.Shlomo Piotrokowski, 9/8/2016, 5:06 PM

Bag of cannabis found in Knesset bathroom

'Who's been smoking grass in the Knesset bathroom?'Tal Polon, 7/20/2016, 6:03 PM

Health Minister supply cannabis only to deserving

In a Ger-Hasidic convention, MK LIitzman discussed his cannabis reform, child allowance fund.Artuz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2016, 3:47 PM

Is pot kosher? If it's medicine, it doesn't matter

Following the OU’s certification, Canada’s Kashruth Council says medication need not be kosher.Shoshana Miskin, 1/11/2016, 12:14 PM

Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized?

Deputy Health Minister Litzman tells Knesset specialists will be allowed to prescribe medical cannabis.Gil Ronen, 7/27/2015, 12:02 PM

Minister: Law Would Turn Doctors into Drug Dealers

Medical marijuana debate continues, with Health Minister concerned over doctors’ role if drug is made easier to obtain.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2013, 11:23 AM

Washington, Colorado OK Recreational Marijuana

For the first time in history, the states of Washington and Colorado voted Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 11/7/2012, 10:17 AM