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IDF bolsters anti-drug guidelines

IDF bolsters anti-drug guidelines

According to the new set of rules, soldiers smoking marijuana may be placed on trial and lose their financial benefits.ILTV, 27/07/2021 20:43
Police raid 89 marijuana sites

Police raid 89 marijuana sites

Israeli officers map, mark, and destroy infrastrucutre at 89 smuggling sites.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 08:15
Is medicinal marijuana safe for children?

Is medicinal marijuana safe for children?

New Israeli meta-study on use of medical marijuana treatment on minors finds it effective - but what long-term effects can it have?Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 14:49
Massive drug lab uncovered in haredi town near Jerusalem

Massive drug lab uncovered in haredi town near Jerusalem

Police uncover drug lab spanning multiple apartment units in Jerusalem suburb.David Rosenberg, 09/03/2021 13:32
Marijuana plants seized from Argentine synagogue’s courtyard

Marijuana plants seized from Argentine synagogue’s courtyard

Mayor of rural Argentinian town says synagogue not responsible for marijuana plants on its property, says others took advantage of pandemicJTA, 24/11/2020 09:01
Raining Marijuana? Drone drops hundreds of bags of marijuana in Tel Aviv

Raining Marijuana? Drone drops hundreds of bags of marijuana in Tel Aviv

Two men arrested after drone drops hundreds of bags of marijuana in Tel Aviv.Marcy Oster, JTA, 03/09/2020 19:34
'Bring my daughter back home'

'Bring my daughter back home'

Mother of Israeli imprisoned for drug smuggling asks Pres. Putin to pardon and release her daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2019 22:18
'Naama is a hostage in a Russian jail'

'Naama is a hostage in a Russian jail'

Attorney for Naama Issachar says his client is 'completely innocent,' hopes Putin will pardon her.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2019 10:01
'My daughter is innocent'

'My daughter is innocent'

Mother of Naama Issachar, jailed for bringing marijuana into Russia, claims her daughter is being punished unfairly.Chana Roberts, 29/10/2019 14:48
President Putin, in honor of Tolstoy, please let her go

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, 28/10/2019 22:15
In Tel Aviv, 200 protest Naama Issachar's sentence

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, 19/10/2019 21:01
Russian hacker would even be prosecuted in Russia

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, 15/10/2019 14:26
This is what Naama Issachar said just before her arrest

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, 12/10/2019 21:57
Naama Issachar's mother: 'I pleaded with Netanyahu to help us'

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, 12/10/2019 19:37
Naama - held hostage by the Russians

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, 11/10/2019 15:12
US teen arrested in Russia for medical marijuana

US teen arrested in Russia for medical marijuana

Film student traveling with mother arrested, charged with possession of marijuana.AFP, 04/09/2019 14:57
Israeli woman has 'no idea' how marijuana got into her bag

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, 30/08/2019 09:58
Growing weed - in a daycare

Growing weed - in a daycare

Marijuana plants, bag of cannabis, found in daycare in central Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2019 17:06
Israel partially decriminalizes marijuana

Israel partially decriminalizes marijuana

Israeli plan to partially decriminalize marijuana possession goes into effect.Marcy Oster, JTA, 01/04/2019 15:41
Daily use of pot increases risk of psychosis, study finds

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, 21/03/2019 19:32
Israeli Cabinet approves export of medical cannabis

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, 29/01/2019 07:46
Israel moves towards decriminalizing marijuana with Knesset vote

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, 09/03/2018 12:45
Report: Israel froze marijuana exports at Trump's request

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, 09/02/2018 10:27
Misunderstanding leads to deportation of Israeli man from US

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, 01/02/2018 19:07
Erdan against exporting medical marijuana

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, 14/08/2017 14:59
Marijuana in the IDF's firing line

Marijuana in the IDF's firing line

Border Police find marijuana greenhouse in southern Israel.Ido Ben Porat , 11/06/2017 09:05
Drugs smuggled in children's puzzle sets

Drugs smuggled in children's puzzle sets

500,000 shekels worth of marijuana found concealed in children's puzzle sets.Reut Hadar, 16/05/2017 11:32
Pro-marijuana protest outside Knesset

Pro-marijuana protest outside Knesset

Annual protest calls for legalization of pot smoking.AFP, 20/04/2017 22:46
'Israel - the nexus for cannabis innovation'

'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, 03/04/2017 11:50
Israel partially decriminalizes marijuana

Israel partially decriminalizes marijuana

Restrictions on use of cannabis eased, criminal penalties reduced.AFP, 05/03/2017 19:30
Israel moves towards decriminalization of marijuana

Israel moves towards decriminalization of marijuana

Justice Ministry endorses proposal to substitute prosecution with fines and treatment for pot users.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2017 21:38
Cops order pizza, get drugs as topping

Cops order pizza, get drugs as topping

Pizzeria owner sprinkles marijuana on cops' pizza 'to annoy them a bit,' gets indicted.Chana Roberts, 04/01/2017 09:31
IDF to ease up on pot-smoking soldiers

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, 21/12/2016 10:02
California legalizes marijuana

California legalizes marijuana

New law in California legalizes possession and recreational use of marijuana.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2016 12:45
Pot producers busted in Har Nof

Pot producers busted in Har Nof

Suspected dealers used rented apartments to grow hundreds of marijuana plants.David Rosenberg, 28/06/2016 09:02
Decriminalization of marijuana - coming soon?

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, 01/06/2016 18:35
Rabbi Kanievsky rules pot kosher - even for Pesach

Rabbi Kanievsky rules pot kosher - even for Pesach

Leading haredi rabbi declares marijuana kosher for Passover, just months after Orthodox Union certifies cannabis as kosher.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2016 21:41
Cop walks free after drug conviction

Cop walks free after drug conviction

Judge cancels sentence, frees man accused of drug offenses after learning he is volunteer police officer.David Rosenberg, 18/02/2016 08:33
Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized?

Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized?

Deputy Health Minister Litzman tells Knesset specialists will be allowed to prescribe medical cannabis.Gil Ronen, 27/07/2015 12:02
Lapid: I Could Support Legalizing Marijuana

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, 20/01/2015 08:15
Smuggler Caught With Cocaine Soaked Clothes

Smuggler Caught 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, 01/10/2014 13:33
Washington DC Gives Marijuana The Green Light

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, 02/04/2014 10:46
Amid Drop in Polls, Lapid Admits to 'Messing Up'

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, 14/03/2014 09:33
Hebrew Press: Cannabis as a Symbol

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, 19/10/2013 22:20
Minister: Law Would Turn Doctors into Drug Dealers

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, 18/10/2013 11:23
Report: Eleven More MKs Join Knesset 'Pot Party'

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, 13/10/2013 20:49
Marijuana Nursery Found in Hareidi Girls' School

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, 19/05/2013 19:49
Green Leaf: We'll Tell All on Pot-Using MK's

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, 13/01/2013 15:40
Voters Backed Changes in Western Values

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, 07/11/2012 14:46
 Washington, Colorado OK Recreational Marijuana

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, 07/11/2012 10:17