Some 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.