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  • Israeli rabbi: Weed is kosher if it’s medicinal

    June 28, 2013 | 9:04 am

    An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana is kosher, but using weed for fun is forbidden.

    Efraim Zalmanovich, the rabbi of Mazkeret Batia, a town south of Tel Aviv, made the distinction in a recent halachic ruling, NRG, the news site of the...

  • Israeli scientists invent marijuana ‘without the high’

    June 3, 2012 | 12:09 am

    Israeli scientists have cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn’t get people stoned in a development that may help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

    According to the Maariv daily, the new cannabis looks, smells and even tastes the same, but...

  • Montel Williams in Israel looking at medical marijuana practices

    October 31, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    Former talk show host Montel Williams praised Israel’s stance on dispensing medical marijuana and is visiting the country to learn more about its medicinal cannabis policies.

    Williams, an outspoken advocate of legally sanctioned marijuana use to control pain from his multiple sclerosis, will meet in Israel with legislators, scientists and physicians. Diagnosed in 1999 with MS, Williams told reporters that he takes marijuana on a daily basis to ease pain.

    He formerly hosted the popular long-running talk show “The Montel Williams Show.”

  • Bibi’s wheels, two ladies dancing, popping the question

    November 8, 2010 | 10:52 am

    Here are some recent stories from Israel that you may have missed:

    Bibi’s million-dollar ride

    Few luxury cars come with an anti-grenade defense system or bulletproof tires, nor other serious security features such as a bulletproof armored cabin and an automated fire extinguishing...

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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Briefs: Weiss proposes city funds divestment; D.A. rejects marijuana raid case

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss Proposes City Funds Divestment

    If Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss has his way, Los Angeles soon will join a growing list of American communities divesting from companies that do business in Iran.

    "We are referring to it as a terror-free investment policy," said Weiss,...
  • Burglary, raid, mezuzah underscore pot law issue

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Alex Grabiner was not a particularly religious Jew, but when he and a few friends opened a medical marijuana pharmacy last year in the San Fernando Valley, they invited an Orthodox rabbi to install three mezuzot in hopes that God would bless their business.

    "We wanted to create a...
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