Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Moshe Feiglin to Knesset: Support my Medical Cannabis Legislation


Last week, I took advantage of the "speak for one minute" option in the Knesset, dedicating my words to veterans of the Yom Kippur War (1973) suffering from Combat Stress Reaction, who were demonstrating outside the Knesset (pictured).
"Today we mark 40 years since the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War," I said. "Outside the Knesset, veterans of that war who suffer from Combat Stress Reaction are demonstrating. They do not receive the treatment that they need, suffering indescribable agony because the State of Israel makes it nearly impossible for them to be treated with medical cannabis. This is just one example of a plethora of cases of people suffering from a broad range of severe illnesses and pain, who are not able to take advantage of this natural plant to receive the simple treatment that they need. On Sunday, the Ministerial Legislative Committee will deliberate on my proposed law that simply says that when a doctor prescribes cannabis for a patient, the State should allow him to access the medicine that he needs. I call upon the ministers and MKs to support this proposal and to bring relief to the suffering of tens of thousands of Israelis."

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