FOOD & WINE: OY VEY! THERE IS NOW KOSHER CERTIFIED MARIJUANA

Kosher-certified marijuana is now a thing – but before you have the chutzpah to bring weed-laced Hamentaschen to your grandma’s Purim celebration, take heed: It’s currently only available to those with a medical need.

According to a report in the Jerusalem Post , Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of the Orthodox Union’s kashrut department, said in a statement that the new medical cannabis products from Vireo Health “were developed to alleviate pain and suffering in accordance with the New York State Compassionate Care Act.” The statement adds, “Using medical cannabis products recommended by a physician should not be regarded as a ‘chet,’ a sinful act, but rather as a mitzvah, an imperative, a commandment.”

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