The medical marijuana bill was turned down unanimously - 10 voted against, 3 abstained.
Unlike the forecast, not one of the ministers voted for the bill to reclassify Cannabis as a substance with medical qualities.
The members of the minister committee gathered on Sunday (June 16 2013) to discuss the new bill introduced by MP Tamar Zandberg to classify Cannabis as a substance with medicinal value. The bill failed to pass with 10 voting against and 3 abstaining.
*The article lists the names of those who voted against, but since no one here ever heard of them I really don't want to translate the names of those assholes. I am deeply ashamed of my government today.
I will edit with more information as it becomes available, this is just the first publication.
It should be mentioned that many people do receive medical marijuana, but they need a "special permit to use an illegal substance" as Cannabis is defined by law as a substance with no medical benefits. Recently the new government made many new restrictions for medical cannabis patients, and so this bill was introduced.
It will go for a second vote in Parliament on Wednesday but I don't want to get my hopes up really.