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How do you say legalization in Hebrew? Academy of Language updated 1,400 expressions

Although Cannabis was careful to use the word "series" as a Hebrew expression for the word "legalization", the Academy of Hebrew Language chose "HaTara". Instead of "non-discrimination," according to academia, the term "criminalization" is used. The Academy rejected the request to amend the word "drugs" to the word "drugs".

The Hebrew Language Academy updated more than 1,400 with new terms in Hebrew, including the word "legalization" which has recently become more prevalent in Israeli discourse.

Instead of "legalization," according to the academy, the word "legalization" should now be used.

The word "permitting" is slightly different from that used in Cannabis magazine, for example.

Alongside the advantage of the word "legalization", which is automatically identified with the struggle to free cannabis consumers, this phrase also has a negative stigma among parts of the public.

Surveys conducted in Israel found that only 50% support "legalization", compared with 70% who support "regulation," although in fact it is the same thing.

In addition, the Academy stated that the term "criminalization" should be used instead of the accepted term "non-discrimination", since this term creates the impression of a criminal act that was decided not to be criminalized, and therefore was replaced by "criminal removal" , Because his criminalization was removed.

In contrast, the academy She declined The request of Cannabis magazine to update the word "drugs" and replace it with the word "drugs" or the phrase "Sami prescription".

Among the members of the committee who chose the new words: Judges Zvi Tal and Elyakim Rubinstein, Prof. Gabriela Shalev, Prof. Aviad Hacohen and Yehoshua Shofman. The Academy of the Hebrew Language was represented by Prof. Moshe Bar-Asher, President of the Academy.

To the list of new terms click here.


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