Rabbi Peretz: Cannabis Use Will Lead To More Dangerous Drugs


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.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. With all due respect to MK Peretz. He is really misinformed about the Marijuana topic. Numerous studies have demonstrated that Marijuana is not a gateway drug for people who choose to use it for recreational purposes. The people who eventually end up going on to use harder drugs have serious underlying mental health issues that aren’t be addressed properly and they are resorting to medicating to num an cope with their emotional/mental anguish. On a side note marijuana legalizing could provide a nice boost to the Israeli economy that is really struggling since the Coronavirus began.

    • Gambling could also provide a nice boost to the Israeli economy but they’re still ilegal for a reason. Marijuana is Dangerous to kids, adults, anyone and everyone. Stop trying to push your taavas on other people. You want to kill yourself? Go right ahead but don’t murder numerous others on the way.


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