Likud MK proposes decriminalizing use of marijuana

Possession of cannabis for personal use would no longer go on a person’s criminal record, if legislation proposed by MK Sharren Haskel on Monday becomes law.

According to the bill, which is supported by MKs in the coalition and opposition, anyone over 21 who grows one marijuana plant, or has 15 or fewer seeds or up to five grams of cannabis may do so without criminal liability.

However, cannabis use would remain illegal, and doing so in public or when under age 21 or owning more than the permitted amount would carry a fine.


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