Upon her election as chairperson of the Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Monday, MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) said that alongside the continued fight against hard drugs, it would be right to examine new ways that would make it possible to legalize soft drugs and prevent the incrimination of users.

Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, who took part in the committee`s meeting, said the time has come to examine the medicinal qualities of light drugs. ”We must bring about a change on the ground,” he said. ”This is a social, medical and legal issue.”