Jewish Journal


April 20, 2010

Happy 420!


Since today is 4/20, we’ve compiled marijuana-Jewish-related reading material:

Books: Pot-smoking antihero proves cathartic for her creator

By Naomi Pfefferman
Twenty-nine-year-old Dahlia Finger, the antihero of Elisa Albert’s debut novel, “The Book of Dahlia,” has an inoperable brain tumor and an attitude.

Burglary, raid, mezuzah underscore pot law issue

By Brad A. Greenberg
A mezuzah with the scroll removed and the plastic wrapper undone at the Karma Collective, a Van Nuys medical marijuana pharmacy. Karma operators claim police pulled the mezuzah off a doorpost and removed the scroll during a raid.

Marijuana could reduce PTSD stress, Haifa study finds

Posted by Adam Wills
Researchers at the University of Haifa report they have stumbled onto a medical treatment that could limit the release of stress hormones in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it’s increasingly available in L.A. storefronts.

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