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Notes on
Drug Law in Israel
1.1 May 12, 2011
The following are collected notes about drug laws and are not intended to be definitive.
  • Notes on Drug Law
    The Israeli drug law (Dangerous Drugs Act of 1973, new edition) does not define different classes for different drugs. All drugs which are controlled are illegal to posses, manufacture, sell, export, import and, of course, use.

    There are other laws regarding controlled medical uses of drugs, but they never fall under the same sanctions as the substances listed in this particular law.

    -- KrazyPhrick May 2006
    As of July 2010, a new rule was put in place that bans four families of drugs and their derivatives: cathinones, methcathinones, amphetamines, and methamphetamines. See

    In May 2011, Israel banned a list of synthetic cannabinoids. See Israel Controlled Substances Update May 2011.