Thousands Protest in Israel in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Thousands of people marched in Tel Aviv Saturday night in support of epanding the Israeli medical marijuana program.

Protesters were marching in support of a bill proposed by federal legislators that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

The protest has two goals, to change the public conception of cannabis and to support the bill proposed by MK Moshe Feiglin  and MK Tamar Zandberg. We demand reasonalization (not legalization per se), because the current situation is devoid of any reason if a law abiding citizen who causes no harm to anyone will constantly live in fear and persecution because he smokes a joint after a long day at the office. – Shahaf Brendker, protest organizer

Saturday’s march was a joint protest between those who support the proposed bill and others who want full legalization.