Israel to ease punishment for pot-smoking soldiers

Israel's army is to relax its disciplinary action against soldiers accused of smoking cannabis while on leaveIsrael’s army is to relax its disciplinary action against soldiers accused of smoking cannabis while on leave, a general overseeing the reform said Wednesday. Offending soldiers will no longer be systematically court marshalled nor receive prison sentences of up to two months, Danny Efroni told military radio. Cannabis use is illegal in Israel except for medical purposes.

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