MKs boycott meeting on cannabis legalization

Most members of the Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse boycotted a meeting Tuesday on "progressive cannabis policies," in light of the panel’s chairwoman Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) being pro-legalization.

MK Eli Cohen (Kulanu) wrote a letter to Zandberg in the name of six other committee members out of 10 total, saying that they will not attend in protest of her "turning [the committee] into the caucus to promote cannabis..instead of the goal for which the committee was formed – to fight drug use and drug-related crimes, rehabilitation of users and public campaigns to prevent drug and alcohol use in general and especially among youth.

"Israel is not Colorado yet, and even if you want to promote your personal agenda to legalize soft drugs, it would be better if you formed a caucus for it," he added.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/MKs-boycott-meeting-on-cannabis-legalization-408959

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