Get chai: Israel moving toward marijuana legalization


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/27/get-chai-israel-moving-toward.html


#2

Is decriminalization a step toward legalizations? I guess, in the case of my own home state that was around a 35-40 year step.


#3

The “treatment” strikes me as being a sop towards hard-liners who don’t want to do any of this. As usual, policies have to evolve gradually to meet with any political success.

I would expect these rules to disappear as they inch closer to full legalization.


#4

Ugh, fine, earthlings, have your weed, buuuut also take these fascist dictators and asshole hard-liners.

–The Universe, apparently


#5

What’s this about marijuana-infused chai?


#6

1000 shekels (about $265)

Or about 300 clams…


#7

Bhang maybe?

I’m confused. And I’m no even high.


#8

Sounds about right.

But the title of this thread is “Get chai”, not “Get bhang”.


#9

Doesn’t appear to be a translation from Yiddish or anything…

Hey @pesco why is chai?


Some kind of phoneme sound-alike?


#10

I do believe it is simply for the pun.


#11

But what it is a pun upon? Inquiring minds want to know!


#12

Get high?


#13

*blinks


#14

Have you followed my instructions which will allow you to decode the pun yet?


#15

Is chai a big thing in Israel?

*blinks twice, really slowly


#16

You must be high.

Which is not pronounced chai.


#17

It’s a pun. Chai is a Hebrew word (and popular necklace charm) that means “life.” Its actually pronounced like “high” but with guttural H like you’re hawking up a loogie. You may have heard the toast “L’chaim” which means, “To life.”


#18

Is it the same ch as in loch?

If so, I can pronounce that.

Properly.


#19

As with many things in Jewish law, it depends which legal authority you ask/what traditions you adhere to.


#20

1000 shekels, you must be joking …

http://www.montypython.net/scripts/LOB-hagglescene.php. I’ve never been able to take the shekel seriously as a currency, precisely because of this scene.