In an interview Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Benny Gantz clarified for the first time his position on the question of regulation of the cannabis market in Israel (legalization).
Ganz avoided giving a clear answer as to whether he supports or opposes permitting the use of cannabis for adults and gave a generic statement similar to that of his party partner Yair Lapid.
"We are examining this matter and if we find a conservative and responsible model, we will advance it," he said in response to a question posed to him by newscaster Tamar Ish-Shalom.
Gantz's answer leaves an opening for the possible support of the Blue and White party for legalization in the next Knesset and similar to that Who gave Prime Minister Netanyahu last week.
As we have shown previously, the Blue and White Party has so far refused to support legalization And agreed only To express some support for medical cannabis and non-incrimination, as first revealed in Cannabis magazine.
It should be noted that Ganz's party also includes some well-known Cannabis opponents such as Yair Lapid (No. 2 on the list), Bogie Ya'alon (No. 3), Yael German, Aliza Lavie and others. Ya'alon Said recently That "socialization" is a "worrying phenomenon," he said.
At the very least, it is evident that the discourse on the legalization of cannabis in Israel has ceased to be entertaining and hilarious and takes place seriously, which alone constitutes remarkable progress.