Israel is getting high, legally

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 13: An activists smokes a marijuana joint prior to marching in the annual Hemp Parade (Hanfparade) on August 13, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. German proponents of cannabis legalization are hoping that the legalization in several states in the USA in recent years will increase the likelihood of legalization in Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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The Israeli cabinet recently voted on and passed a law decriminalizing the recreational use of cannabis. Politicians are praising this decision worldwide. Under the new policy, first time offenders caught using the drug in public will be fined $250, but will not face criminal charges. The money will be used for rehabilitation and education programs.

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