Cannabis opponents take a hit as top ethicist calls for legalization – Asa Kasher tells Knesset committee that Israel should ease red-tape on medical marijuana, allow regulated recreational use

Raoul Wootliff

Portrait of Professor Asa Kasher, in 2014. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)

Portrait of Professor Asa Kasher, in 2014. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)

Israel’s preeminent expert on ethics and philosphy voiced support Tuesday for easing limits on the use of medical marijuana and — with appropriate regulation — legalizing the drug for recreational use.

Speaking to the Knesset Committee on Controlled Substances, Professor Asa Kasher said restrictions on the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes went against the principles of medical ethics, and argued doctors should be given the freedom to prescribe the pain relieving drug even if other options have not been explored.

 

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