Likud’s answer: YesThe Knesset plenum approved in preliminary reading the amendment bill to the Dangerous Drugs Orders Law that will allow the export of medical cannabis.
The measure that was initiated by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) passed 33-0.
“One of our duties as lawmakers is to act on issues that seem a bit groundbreaking and in places that the government has yet to set foot in,” Kisch said before the vote.
“On the one hand, we see that farmers here in Israel are going through rough times, and on the other hand, we see that the whole topic of medical cannabis is gaining steam all over the world,” he said. “After analyzing the global cannabis market, it seems that the potential annual profit of exporting cannabis is around NIS 1 billion.”
The explanatory notes of the bill say the purpose of the bill is to create a clear distinction between trading cannabis that is labeled as a “dangerous drug” and exporting cannabis for medical use.Source
Yesh Atid [political party]’s political stances on marijuana
Yesh Atid [political party]’s answer: No, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders"I follow what is happening now in the United States, which is a huge experiment in legalization," Lapid said. "I am against it right now, because as long as it is illegal in Europe, drug traders will move from here to there. But let's see in a...Source
Meretz [political party]’s political stances on marijuana
Meretz [political party]’s answer: Yes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offensesWhile Zionist Union, Kulanu, Meretz and yes, the Joint List, are all for medical marijuana, only Kulanu and Meretz support decriminalizing the wacky...Source
Labor Party’s answer: Yes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offensesWhile Zionist Union, Kulanu, Meretz and yes, the Joint List, are all for medical marijuana, only Kulanu and Meretz support decriminalizing the wacky...Source
The Jewish Home’s answer: Yes, but only for medical useלפני כחצי שנה הצהיר שר החקלאות אורי אריאל כי היצוא יחל 'בעוד שנתיים' לדבריו, כלומר רק בשנת 2018 לערך.
הצעת החוק זכתה מראש לתמיכה של שר האוצר משה כחלון ושל שרת המשפטים אילת שקד שדחפו לאישורה.Source
United Torah Judaism’s political stances on marijuana
United Torah Judaism’s answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing itDuring an address to the Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Litzman said the current system of dispensing medical marijuana to patients was unbalanced.
“Today pharmacies give out all kind of drugs, including narcotics such as morphine, and it’s done in a perfectly orderly fashion. So marijuana will be handled the same way,” he said.
“It will be prescribed and monitored by the same standards as other medications,” he added.
Litzman, who heads the United Torah Judaism party, said the move would ease pressure on the overcrowded medical marijuana dispensaries that struggle to serve thousands of Israelis prescribed the drug.Source
Kulanu [political party]’s political stances on marijuana