Cabinet Approves Marijuana for Medical Purpos

The Cabinet approves the use of marijuana for medical and research purposes. No suggestion was made to legalize the weed for the public.

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu ,

Marijuana plants
Marijuana plants
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The Cabinet Sunday approved the use of marijuana for medical and research purposes. No suggestion was made to legalize the plant's use for the general public.

The Cabinet noted that “the medical use of cannabis is necessary in certain cases” and mandated the Health Ministry to work with the police and the Israel Anti-Drug Authority to oversee the use of marijuana.

The agencies also will be responsible for supplies from imports and local cultivation.

Attempts made in the past to legalize marijuana have failed. The Green Leaf party has been able to garner pre-election success in polls, with prospects of  winning the required minimum number of votes to win at least two seats in the Knesset.

However, the voters seemed to go up in smoke when elections were held, and the cause was left without any representation.

Marijuana has been found to be beneficial, in some cases, in the rehabilitation of people under psychiatric treatment. 




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