Cannabis constituency? Israeli election rivals warm to pot


JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Marijuana is becoming an election issue in Israel now that an upstart far-right party that favours legalising the drug seems to be drawing voters away from conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Opinion polls originally showed the party, Zehut, would fail to win even a single seat in parliament in the April 9 ballot. But its ultranationalist leader’s focus on decriminalising cannabis has resonated with voters.

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