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Israeli held in Belarus on suspicion of smuggling in 2.5 grams of medical marijuana

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An Israeli woman is being held in Belarus on suspicion of having tried to smuggle some 2.5 grams (under a tenth of an ounce) of medical marijuana into the country.

Maya Rayten-Stol, a lawyer who holds an Israeli Health Ministry medical marijuana license, was arrested in Minsk airport, on her way into the country, three weeks ago, her family told Channel 12 Saturday night.

Upon her arrest, she reportedly stressed to Belarussian authorities that the cannabis in her possession was licensed by the Health Ministry and tried to show documents to prove her assertion, but was ignored.

Held in the notorious Pishchalauski Castle prison, known as the country’s main re-trial detention center where arrested political activists are detained, Rayten-Stol has only been granted one phone call in three weeks, her family said.

“My daughter, my only, my beloved, was arrested in Belarus for something that, according to Israeli law, is fine — but not with them,” Rayten-Stol’s mother,........

© The Times of Israel

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