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Bill to decriminalize marijuana fails in Knesset vote due to Ra’am opposition

Illustrative: A young Israeli smokes  marijuana in Jerusalem, on April 20, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Illustrative: A young Israeli smokes marijuana in Jerusalem, on April 20, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

New Hope MK Sharren Haskel’s bill to decriminalize recreational marijuana use fails to clear a snap vote in the Knesset plenum due to opposition from lawmakers in the coalition’s Ra’am party.

A previous vote on the bill had been delayed due to the opposition of Ra’am.

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