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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...

  • Pat Robertson: Time to legalize marijuana

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 10, 2012 | 11:37 pm

    For once, televangelist Pat Robertson says something not crazy. Via the New York Times:

    “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, 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.”

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  • Ghosts, Spirits and My Kids’ Wild Imagination…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 23, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Ever since my Grandmother passed away twelve years ago, I have been feeling like I am never alone.  Even if the house is completely silent and free from all and any rambunctious/annoying children, I always feel like there is someone else in there with me.  Being pretty superstitious,...

  • 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...

  • California: Caught in the weeds?

    By Elissa Barrett

    November 1, 2010 | 2:15 pm

    This is the fourth piece of a weekly series in which the Progressive Jewish Alliance looks at the propositions on this year’s California ballot in light of the weekly Torah portion.

    After stone-throwing media ads from Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman this election season, you would...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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