President Putin, in honor of Tolstoy, please let her go

Tolstoy's merciful spirit made him the most popular Russian among all Russians. Today it is your chance, your turn. Jack Engelhard, 10/28/2019, 10:15 PM

In Tel Aviv, 200 protest Naama Issachar's sentence

Protesters call to 'free Naama' at two simultaneous demonstrations in New York and Tel Aviv.Hezki Baruch, 10/19/2019, 9:01 PM

Russian hacker would even be prosecuted in Russia

Alexei Burkov's lawyer: Even if he goes to Russia he will be prosecuted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2019, 2:26 PM

This is what Naama Issachar said just before her arrest

New recording reveals Israeli woman's phone conversation just prior to her arrest by Moscow police.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019, 9:57 PM

Naama Issachar's mother: 'I pleaded with Netanyahu to help us'

Mother of Israeli caught with marijuana in Moscow says she 'doesn't know' how the family will get over prison sentence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019, 7:37 PM

Naama - held hostage by the Russians

Israeli source confirms Israel's refusal to swap Russian hacker for Israeli arrested for marijuana possession.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2019, 3:12 PM

US teen arrested in Russia for medical marijuana

Film student traveling with mother arrested, charged with possession of marijuana.AFP, 9/4/2019, 2:57 PM

Israeli woman has 'no idea' how marijuana got into her bag

Israeli woman has been held in Russian jail for months on marijuana charge.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 8/30/2019, 9:58 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

Israel partially decriminalizes marijuana

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

Daily use of pot increases risk of psychosis, study finds

The research study was published by the journal The Lancet Psychiatry on Tuesday.Sara Rubenstein, 3/21/2019, 7:32 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

Israel moves towards decriminalizing marijuana with Knesset vote

Knesset votes unanimously for bill replacing jail time with fines and volunteer work for marijuana possession.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 12:45 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

Misunderstanding leads to deportation of Israeli man from US

Family says misunderstanding led to deportation of Israeli researching medical marijuana. Immigration officials label man 'drug trafficker'.Debra Nussbaum Cohen, A7 Staff, 2/1/2018, 7:07 PM

Erdan against exporting medical marijuana

Internal Security Minister warns that shipments liable to be diverted to criminals, after Health Ministry recommends allowing it.Tzvi Lev, 8/14/2017, 2:59 PM

Marijuana in the IDF's firing line

Border Police find marijuana greenhouse in southern Israel.Ido Ben Porat , 6/11/2017, 9:05 AM

Drugs smuggled in children's puzzle sets

500,000 shekels worth of marijuana found concealed in children's puzzle sets.Reut Hadar, 5/16/2017, 11:32 AM

Pro-marijuana protest outside Knesset

Annual protest calls for legalization of pot smoking.AFP, 4/20/2017, 10:46 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

Israel partially decriminalizes marijuana

Restrictions on use of cannabis eased, criminal penalties reduced.AFP, 3/5/2017, 7:30 PM

Israel moves towards decriminalization of marijuana

Justice Ministry endorses proposal to substitute prosecution with fines and treatment for pot users.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2017, 9:38 PM

Cops order pizza, get drugs as topping

Pizzeria owner sprinkles marijuana on cops' pizza 'to annoy them a bit,' gets indicted.Chana Roberts, 1/4/2017, 9:31 AM

IDF to ease up on pot-smoking soldiers

New regulations would end court-martials and criminal prosecution of soldiers found to be using marijuana.David Rosenberg, 12/21/2016, 10:02 AM

California legalizes marijuana

New law in California legalizes possession and recreational use of marijuana.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2016, 12:45 PM

Pot producers busted in Har Nof

Suspected dealers used rented apartments to grow hundreds of marijuana plants.David Rosenberg, 6/28/2016, 9:02 AM

Decriminalization of marijuana - coming soon?

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked looking to remove the stigma of drug use for 'soft drugs' as alternative to full legalization.Tova Dvorin, 6/1/2016, 6:35 PM

Rabbi Kanievsky declares pot kosher - even for Passover

Leading haredi rabbi declares marijuana kosher for Passover, just months after Orthodox Union certifies cannabis as kosher.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2016, 9:41 PM

Get out of jail free card? Cop walks free after drug conviction

Judge cancels sentence, frees man accused of drug offenses after learning he is volunteer police officer.David Rosenberg, 2/18/2016, 8:33 AM

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

Lapid: I Could Support Legalizing Marijuana

Surprise turnaround for former finance minister, after Lapid vehemently denied being involved in or promoting drug use in 2013.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2015, 8:15 AM

Drug Smuggler Caught at Ben Gurion With Cocaine Soaked Clothes

Creative criminal nabbed by police after trying to run liquid cocaine through Ben Gurion Airport, as Netivot marijuana farm busted.Ben Shaul, Ari Yashar, 10/1/2014, 1:33 PM

Washington DC Gives Marijuana The Green Light

Possession of up to an ounce in US capital decriminalized in new bill, fines drop from $1,000 to $25.Ari Yashar, 4/2/2014, 10:46 AM

Amid Drop in Polls, Lapid Admits to 'Messing Up'

Listing mistakes in year as finance minister, Lapid admits arrogance, denies smoking pot. 'I'm full of defects, but didn't smoke grass.'Ari Yashar, 3/14/2014, 9:33 AM

Hebrew Press: Cannabis as a Symbol

Likud MK shares his feelings on a controversial bill to legalize medical marijuana, which has hit the headlines in Israel this past week.MK Moshe Feiglin, 10/19/2013, 10:20 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

Report: Eleven More MKs Join Knesset 'Pot Party'

According to a report on Channel Ten, at least 12 of the 120 members of the Knesset have smoked marijuana at some point in their livesDavid Lev, 10/13/2013, 8:49 PM

Marijuana Nursery Found in Hareidi Girls' School

Teachers and students at southern school did not recognize the funny smell from the bomb shelter.Gil Ronen, 5/19/2013, 7:49 PM

Green Leaf: We'll Tell All on Pot-Using MK's

Green Leaf – more commonly known as the “Pot Party” - said that it had plenty of information about Knesset members who use marijuanaDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 3:40 PM

Voters Backed Changes in Western Values

Obama was not the only victor Tuesday. Some states backed gay marriage and marijuana, mirroring a change in traditional values. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/7/2012, 2:46 PM

Washington, Colorado Legalize Recreational Use of 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