Thousands March in Tel Aviv to Legalize Pot


drugs-hafganahSome 2,000 people attended a support rally Thursday evening at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv calling for the legalization of cannabis.

The rally was organized ahead of a discussion at the Knesset next week on a bill proposal by MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) to put an end for difficulties faced by patients who use medical cannabis.

The Knesset will hold a discussion on another bill proposal by MK Tamar Zandberg, to stop prosecution of marijuana smokers, in a few weeks.

Demonstrators marched from Habima Square to Rabin Square calling “the people demand medical cannabis.”

Some were carrying massive signs with images of joints, while others dressed up as cannabis leaves.

“It’s time to stop this absurd policy of persecution of cannabis users,” Zandberg said. “Slowly but surely the truth comes out, and that is that cannabis is neither harmful nor addictive, at least no more than other substances that are completely legal.”

“Using cannabis is a part of a non-criminal, normative lifestyle, and a part of regular behavior by working, functioning adults,” she added.

Read more at Ynet News.

{ Israel}


  1. Jews that want to smoke pot illicitly are like bags of pennies that want to fall from the tower of freedom. It is a casualty of human indignity.

    No Pot for Israel.

  2. Those are the ones that want to legalize what is prohibited and make illegal what is our duty to do such as Torah and mitzvos!

  3. Perhaps pot smoking is a way for those that luck the clarity of Torah to make sense of the Kafkaesque reality of the modern Medinat Israel.

  4. Its a drug. It should only be for sick people.

    Why is it a big deal to legalize in medications. Its such a non issue.

    They were hacking about it in US for years.
    Most of the stuff in medications would be very harmful for human consumption except when created and prescribed in a specific manner. Why should this be any different.

    However for non ill, it should be illegal. It harms and has no reason to be legal just because other ‘advanced’ countries allow their citizens to use it.

  5. All of you have no idea what this plant is, besides since when do people have the right to legalize Hashem’s creations. You all lack understanding and should be more sensible to the people that suffer this absurdity money driven laws.