Jewish Journal

  • Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana

    by Simone Wilson

    October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

    Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering...

  • 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,...

  • Is there a place in religious life for marijuana? Ask Yoseph Needelman

    by Chavie Lieber, JTA

    December 10, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    After graduating from a Modern Orthodox high school in New York, 30-year-old author Yoseph Needelman moved to Jerusalem to explore the use of marijuana...

  • A career in cannabis

    By Larry Derfner

    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...

  • 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...

  • Jews’ view of the pot initiative? Mixed

    by Idan Ivri, Contributing Writer

    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...

  • Pico-Robertson’s pot prince

    by Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 27, 2010 | 11:50 am

    In a way, medical marijuana dispensary owner Matthew Cohen is just another small businessman.

    For the past five years, he has been working diligently to...

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