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Moderate Drinking Can Sharpen Sense Of Smell

By John Lavitt

Israeli researchers have found that a few drinks improved an individual's ability to smell, though too many had the adverse effect. MORE  

Medical Marijuana Is Deemed Kosher

By May Wilkerson

An Israeli Orthodox Rabbi declares MMJ okay under Jewish law, but smoking it for fun is forbidden. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 10, 2013

By Bryan Le

Los Zetas drug cartel throws childrens' parties, China pledges to step up drug war efforts, and NY cops make accidental tomato crop bust. MORE  

Cigarettes Deemed Kosher for Passover

By Ben Feuerherd

Rabbis approve certain brands of cigarettes for smoking during the holy week. MORE  

Jewish Group Rescues Drunk Girls From Abuse

By Ben Feuerherd

During this weekend's Purim festival in Israel, volunteers will swoop in and drive "at risk" girls to safety. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Israel fights eating disorders, a new medicine could "sober you up in seconds," and country singer Mindy McCready found dead at 37. MORE  

Sober Birthright for Recovering Jewish Addicts

By McCarton Ackerman

A NYC-based non-profit sponsors sober heritage trips to Israel for young Jews in recovery. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 2, 2013

By The Fix staff

Israel provides new marijuana insights, Russia bans street sales of beer, and Coloradans ring in 2013 at new official pot clubs. MORE  

Israel Trains Mice to Sniff Out Drugs

By May Wilkerson

The rodents' tiny size and powerful nostrils could make them traffickers' worst nightmare. MORE  

Iran VP Blames Drug Trade On "Zionists"

By McCarton Ackerman

Mohammad-Reza Rahimi makes anti-semitic claims at an international drug conference. MORE  

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