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This Jewish Scientist Discovered The Magic of THC

By On April 12, 2017

In the early 1960s, a Bulgarian-born scientist named Raphael Mechoulam was caught carrying five kilograms of, as he called it, “superb, smuggled Lebanese hashish” on a bus from Tel Aviv to Rehovot. But… Read More


The Original ‘Hollyweed’ Prankster was a Jewish Art Student

By On January 10, 2017

  Earlier this week, 30-year-old Zachary Cole Fernandez was arrested for a prank that Los Angelenos woke up to on New Year’s Day: The iconic Hollywood sign that hovers over the city’s… Read More

The Colorado Foodie Putting the "Pot" into Pot-zah Balls

The Colorado Foodie Who’s Putting the Smoke in Smoked Salmon

By On April 20, 2016

The wise child, the wicked child, the simple child, and the child too stoned to ask? Yes, this Passover, you may hear a lot more giggling around the seder, especially if you’re… Read More

"There's Pot in the Latkes" Goes Viral

“There’s Pot in the Latkes” Music Video Goes Viral

By On December 10, 2015

  What is the true message of Hanukkah? According to one breakout Jewish rapper, that Jews can lace latkes with cannabis without fear of reprimand from the Christmas marketing machine. And also… Read More

Jews Ask Here’s Your Hemp, What’s Your Hurry

Jews Ask: Here’s Your Hemp, What’s Your Hurry?

By On March 6, 2015

“Drug policy reform is [already] a Jewish value,” says Le’Or, the Portland-based Jewish nonprofit spearheading the Jewish community’s push for marijuana legalization in the US. Not to worry, you could be excused… Read More


Another Kind of ‘Green’ Judaism

By On January 24, 2012

“Is marijuana kosher?” The book Cannabis Chasidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs is an insightful, if puzzling, exploration of what Jewish sources think about drugs and chemical experimentation. The author, Yoseph Leib, hails from a… Read More


Drugs, Homelessness, and Hasidim

By On June 6, 2011

The Hasidic sect known as Chabad is famous for doing “outreach,” trying to introduce Jewish practice to unaffiliated Jews. But, as the short documentary Aliya shows, the goal of the Aliya House in the Chabad neighborhood of Crown Heights is to… Read More