Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announces support for new policy for enforcing marijuana use, which favors fines and educational initiatives, with criminal prosecution only as a last resort.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said on Thursday that he supports the decriminalization of marijuana use.

The minister said he is adopting the conclusions of a panel he tasked with reviewing the matter. The new policy would still require the cabinet's approval because it should be coordinated with other government ministries, Erdan said.

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Yaniv Kubovich ~ Haaretz.com ~

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