Moshe Feiglin: Medical Cannabis will Eventually be Legal
In a television interview on Friday, Moshe Feiglin said that there are apparently two things preventing Israel from legalizing medical cannabis. One is a liberty issue: It is easier for the government to control the populace when so many normative citizens know that they can be arrested at any time for the ‘crime’ of using cannabis. The second issue is money. “The drug industry is second only to the military industry,” Feiglin noted. “If cannabis solves so many medical problems, the drug companies stand to lose. Approximately one third of our medicine cabinets would become unnecessary.”
Feiglin assured the moderator that getting medical cannabis to the people who need it would be accompanied by extensive education to ensure responsible use of the substance.
“Ultimately,” said Feiglin, “the wall blocking the use of medical marijuana will fall. Medical cannabis is now legal in many places around the world, with positive results, and that trend will continue.”