Cannabis activists challenge police ban on 'smoking rally'

Israeli cannabis activists have legally challenged a police ban on a Marijuana Day rally, in which people publicly smoke the substance in protest of its illegal status every year.
But the Israel Police notified the activists that any such rally in Tel Aviv would not be tolerated, and refused to authorize the event, saying it constitutes a blatant violation of the law.
The activists, represented by the Dor Emet (Truth Generation) interest group, placed a High court appeal against the decision.
The High Court has asked the police to explain its decision within two weeks, before coming to a final decision on the case, a Dor Emet statement released on Tuesday said.
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