Israel’s state comptroller has recommended that marijuana smoking by government ministers be made compulsory during meetings of the country’s security cabinet.
The government voted on Sunday to decriminalize personal use of the noxious weed.
“I am of the firm opinion that being stoned will help the members of the security cabinet see things that they don’t otherwise see,” Comptroller Yosef Shapira told journalists this morning.
“For instance, they may finally see the explosive humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. They may even see that the settlers are stealing Palestinian land left, right and center.”
“I’ve never tried the stuff myself,” Shapira continued, “but I understand it gives a sensation of euphoria and calm. That may be a step too far for Israeli politicians, but it could be a worthy goal.”
In his report on the 2014 Gaza War, issued last week, Shapira castigated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the security cabinet for ignoring clear signs of desperation and distress from Gaza before the war.