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Jews and Pot

Hell, we discovered the thing

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Allen Ginsberg, probably high.(Prometheus Unbound)

Today, Tablet Magazine published Rebecca Spence’s dispatch from Berkeley, California, where a group of Orthodox Jews are inspired by their religion and spirituality to sell medicinal marijuana.

And yesterday, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published Sue Fishkoff’s dispatch from Oakland, California (the town next to Berkeley, for those who don’t know), about how most of the people who seem to be leading the fight in favor of Proposition 19, which would essentially legalize small amounts of marijuana (albeit in contravention of federal law), happen to be Jews. “Jews have a special affinity to marijuana,” says High Times columnist Ed Rosenthal. “It’s an intellectual drug, not a drug that takes you outside your senses like alcohol or opiates. And a lot of marijuana research comes out of Israel.” (Indeed, reports Fishkoff, “THC, the active hallucinogenic ingredient in cannabis, was first isolated in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam, now a professor of medicinal chemistry at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.”)

Bonus! Tablet Magazine contributing editor David Samuels hung out with the medicinal marijuana crowd in northern California and wrote about it for The New Yorker.

And let’s not forget that it was a Jewish guy who introduced marijuana to the Beatles.

Contact High [Tablet Magazine]
Plenty of Jews On Board with California’s Bid To Legalize Marijuana [JTA]
Related: Dr. Kush [The New Yorker]

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I know this link has nothing do with the Jewish Pot movement in the US, but I would love to see the Tablet editorial meltdown over this article from JPost.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?ID=192922&R=R1&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Cheers!

Your favorite wingnut.

There’s a rich history. For more info:

http://www.cannabischassidis.blogspot.com

Roll back to the first posts.

Adan Mcfarlin says:

I can’t know the details here, but I feel I know the main points of it and I’m with Dennis VanDerGinst.

The nail that sticks up most likely be hammered down.

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You know you want it! You know you need it! You know you can’t live without it! – Unix

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This is a perfect post. I like your writing style. Will look around your website

auri_98 says:

Charles Manson had a black dad and Allen Ginsberg was a member of NAMBLA. The Satanic Talmud book says: Jesus Christ was illegitimate and conceived during menstruation. Mother a Prostitute. – Kallah 1b. (18b)

This is why USA is fuck up!

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