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  • A career in cannabis

    November 14, 2010 | 11:08 am

    In nearly 50 years of researching the legendary powers of cannabis, Raphael Mechoulam, an 80-year-old chemistry professor at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, says he’s only sampled the stuff himself once. That was in 1964 at his home in Tel Aviv.

    “My wife baked a cake and my...

  • Prop. 19 goes up in smoke [VIDEO]

    November 3, 2010 | 10:15 am

    From LATimes.com:

    After taking a serious look at legalizing marijuana, Californians voted Tuesday to reject Proposition 19, which would have made the state the first to allow the drug to be sold for recreational use.

    The measure drew strong support from voters younger than 25, as...

  • Jews’ view of the pot initiative? Mixed

    October 27, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    Marijuana is everywhere. Smokers come from every walk of life — from the college student to the cancer patient, from the wealthy older couple to the heroin addict who started out just smoking weed.

    Jews care about this issue because Jews, like every other group, can be found...

  • Allison Margolin, L.A.’s dopest attorney

    October 27, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Allison Margolin, 33, is speaking rapidly and interchangeably into two phones. Scribbling notes with her right hand and gesturing with her left, she punctuates points by emphatically tapping her 3-inch-stiletto-heeled boot on the floor.

    It’s 10 a.m., and Margolin, dressedin...

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  • Researchers still exploring science behind medical use of marijuana [VIDEO]

    October 27, 2010 | 11:23 am

    Doctors who write recommendations for medical marijuana have developed an unfortunate reputation. Ask any Angeleno how easy it is to get the drug and you’ll likely hear about storefront practitioners who pointedly ask clients about “back pain.” Wink, wink.

    It’s a notion,...

  • Plenty of Jews on board California’s bid to legalize marijuana

    October 26, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    Ed Rosenthal has been working to legalize marijuana in California since he moved to the state in 1972.

    Vindication may finally be at hand for the Bronx-born former yippie.

    On Nov. 2, California voters will consider Proposition 19, a ballot initiative to legalize the cultivation and...