Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage Rabbi Rafi Peretz clarified his opposition to a bill blocking legal prosecution of individuals for cannabis use proposed by Education, Culture, and Sports Committee Chairman MK Ram Shefa (Blue and White) and Likud MK Sharren Haskel.
“I supported the legislation of the law on non-incrimination,” he said. “You can’t just press charges against youngsters that end up sticking with them for the rest of their lives for every small infraction,” he explained.
“However, I’m opposed to the parts of the law proposed by MK Ram Shefa,” he stated. “We cannot abandon our youth to a future filled with drug abuse. It starts with marijuana and ends with much more serious drugs,” noted Rabbi Peretz.
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