Religious Zionism guru Rabbi Shlomo Aviner calls on voters not to vote for parties that support the legalization of cannabis market in Israel, and calls the cannabis plant the "drug of death."
Aviner, founder of the Etzat Nefesh organization, which works to persuade religious homosexuals to change their sexual orientation and avoid masturbation, says that "the cruel drug must be fought with all force."
"Cannabis, also known as hashish, also called marijuana, and also called grass - depends on the form of preparation - is not an innocent green leaf," Aviner says, "but a very harmful and miserable substance."
According to Aviner, the effect of the THC component in cannabis causes disruption of neurons in the brain and damage to memory and reflexes, and it also leads to more fatal road accidents according to 2.
"The only ones who are not depressive [from using cannabis] are the cannabis dealers who raise hundreds of billions of dollars each year."
Aviner also wants to emphasize the theory, which has long been disproved, that cannabis allegedly causes cocaine and heroin, "the so-called 'springboard' theory," he says.
For persuasion, Aviner brings an example of life: "Think for yourself what will happen when cannabis is free: who will prevent a little boy on his way to school to suck a cannabis and chewing gum to chew cannabis in order to feel good."
Aviner turns to the IAA website, then abandons the scientific arguments and goes on to halakhic arguments. "There is no scholar who will permit this, and if you find one, then he is a single opinion and not among the great poskim will be considered," he writes.
In summary, he argues that even without scientific and halakhic explanations, "we have enough to see: poor people trapped in cannabis, people who enter debt to buy, families fall apart, it is a cruel drug, the drug of death. Woe to those who want to release him, and Asheri who fled from him. "
Aviner's words, And their inaccuracies, are not surprising. Similar arguments came from him More in 2015, Then said that "legalization is madness and evil and its supporters have been drugged with unreal arguments" and that "among Cannabis users there are times 8 Accidents, according to 5 suicides, according to 4 murder and violence."