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Israeli Police Chief Looking Into New Cannabis Policy

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Israeli Police Chief Insp. Gen. Yohanan Danino is looking making medical marijuana use legal in Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.org – Israel Police Chief Insp. Gen. Yohanan Danino said he has decided to establish a professional committee to investigate the cannabis policies of other western nations and look into the ramifications of medical marijuana use in Israel

“What will eventually happen here [in Israel] is that anyone with money will be able to get a permit [for medical marijuana], and anyone who doesn’t have money will be trying to get [cannabis] on the streets,” Danino told Israel Hayom. “Things are happening in the world, so we can’t stick our heads in the sand. We need to deal with this issue.”

Danino said that four years ago, some 400 Israelis had secured medical marijuana permits, “but in no time, there are 20,000 permits today.”

“Throughout the world, this has been a method of making [cannabis] legal,” he said. “In California you can walk around in plenty of places and see signs offering a fake permit for medical marijuana for $50. We in Israel don’t want that. Because if we really want to change the law and decriminalize [cannabis] use, or make some drugs legal, let’s do it properly.”

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