Israel to expunge cannabis convictions

The Justice Minister of Israel, Amir Ohana, has announced that criminal records for personal use and possession of cannabis will be expunged, and has called on the public to initiate the process by completing a form on the “Pardon Department website”. Ohana stated that he will personally approve all requests for a pardon and that he will establish a committee to instigate legalising recreational cannabis following a Canadian model.