Ministers nix decriminalization of cannabis

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee on Legislation rejects a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, Walla says.

According to an online Israeli cannabis magazine, the bill submitted by Likud MK Sharren Haskel and five other lawmakers sought to allow the possession of up to 5 grams of cannabis for personal use.

The 12-strong panel, which includes Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, Culture Minister Miri Regev and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, rejects the bill even after the removal of clauses regarding growing cannabis plants for personal use.

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