Israel may be making moves towards marijuana decriminalization. It appears that the Israeli Green Leaf party (Ale Yarok), whose platform essentially boils down to getting both Israelis and Palestinians high and hoping they’ll mellow out (kidding, kidding), may actually land itself a seat in the Knesset. It’s probably the most sensible thing to be done in 20 years, come to think of it. More on this subject in The Village Voice and The New York Times.

Be on the lookout for our forthcoming feature on Jews & Drugs, due later this year.