Selon les nouvelles propositions, les auteurs d’une première infraction ne seraient pas poursuivis pénalement. Pour en savoir plus, en Anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.

By Toi Staff

A plan pushed by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan would cut down on prosecution for recreational use, imposing fines, other penalties instead. The Public Security Ministry on Tuesday published draft legislation that would decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana. Under the proposal backed by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, first-time offenders would be charged a NIS 1,000 ($265) fine but would not have a criminal case filed them. That sum would be doubled on the second offense. Those caught for a third time could still evade prosecution on the condition they accept a number of possible measures, including loss of their gun or driving license and participation in a rehabilitation program. Only those caught smoking in public on a fourth occasion would be subject to criminal charges. The plan would also see minors under the age of 18 criminally prosecuted if they refused a rehabilitation program. Among Western countries, Israel already has one of the highest per capita rates of legal marijuana use, with over 21,000 people medically licensed to use the drug.