MARCH 6, 2017 - ISRAEL MAKES IT OFFICIAL: CANNABIS IS NOT A CRIME
decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, at its
weekly meeting on Sunday in a move hailed by politicians from across
Under the new policy,
first-time offenders caught using marijuana in public will be subject
to a fine of approximately $250, but will not face criminal charges.
The money will be used for drug rehabilitation and education. A
second offense will be subject to a fine of approximately $500, while
a third offense may require rehabilitation, education and a suspended
driver's license. A fourth offense will be subject to prosecution and
a possible prison term.
Liebermann and Kara Fox, edition.cnn.com 6 March 2017