Israel moves towards decriminalizing marijuana with Knesset vote

The Knesset voted unanimously Wednesday to back legislation reducing the punishment for recreational use of marijuana, dropping jail sentences for most users of the drug. Last month, the bill, drafted by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), was adopted by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, guaranteeing coalition support. On Wednesday, the Knesset passed the bill unanimously…