Cannabis and Liberty

By: Moshe Feiglin

MK Moshe-Feiglin

MK Moshe Feiglin

Everyone in Israel is talking about cannabis: who smoked and who did not, how many leftist MKs admit to smoking as opposed to how many rightist MKs. When I expressed my opinion on this issue over a year ago, I had no idea that I had climbed atop such a potent barrel of social dynamite. Today, it is clear to me that the medical marijuana issue touches upon layers far deeper than the prohibition or permission to use this amazing plant. (Some identify cannabis as the Biblical k’nei bosem – perfume reed – that was used in the anointment oil [see Exodus 30:23] as well as in the incense in the Holy Temple.)

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