About 25 thousand people in the country are eligible for medical marijuana.
The Israeli Cabinet approved the decriminalization of marijuana use.
According to the proposal put forward by the ministries of public security and justice, the man who was caught consuming marijuana in a public place should be fined, not prosecuted.
The penalty would be about 270 dollars. When re-arrest it will be doubled.
The third time the offender will be under the supervision of the authorities, but after a relatively short period will be completely free.
Only in the case of the fourth caught will be prosecuted. Funds received from fines will be directed to education programmes on drug use.
Israel was the first country in the middle East, where decriminalized the use of marijuana. This country is a world leader in the study of the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
According to Professor Raphael Meshulam of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, studying the benefits of cannabis “as with chemical and pharmacological point of view.”
According to the official data of the Israeli Ministry of health, about 25 thousand people in the country are eligible for medical marijuana. Many of them are suffering from cancer, and cannabis is one of the few tools, which, according to its prescribing physicians, they can temporarily relieve pain and nervous tension.
There are those who smoke marijuana on the recommendation of psychiatrists. In a country where a stressful situation is not uncommon, people often seek psychological help.
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