Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, on the south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories (or State of Palestine) comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the east and southwest respectively, Egypt to the south.
While technically illegal, cannabis used in a personal capacity is mostly tolerated by law enforcement who, given the country's instability issues, have more important things to concern themselves with. Most first time offenders are let off with a small fine or none at all. There are cases in Israel of legal dispencing of cannabis.
- Israel at Marijuana Travels
- Studying Marijuana and Its Loftier Purpose by Isabel Kershner (January 1, 2013), The New York Times
- PhD in Weed: Meet Israel’s cannabis scientist by Noga Tarnopolsky (August 26, 2013), GlobalPost
- Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana by Simone Wilson (October 2, 2013), Jewish Journal
- Medical marijuana use up 30% in 2013 by Gavriel Fiske (November 28, 2013), The Times of Israel
- Israeli weed smokers choked by border fence with Egypt (January 30, 2014), Chicago Tribune
- State begins extensive medical marijuana study by Gavriel Fiske (March 23, 2014), The Times of Israel
- Israel is Allowing Soldiers to Use Medical Cannabis While In Service (August 22, 2014), Ladybud
- Family Doctors In Israel To Prescribe Medical Marijuana by Johnny Green (September 18, 2014), The Weed Blog
- Cannabis legal status vault – Israel (February 17, 2011), Erowid.org