Company Claims To Offer The ‘First Kosher Certified Medical Marijuana’

By The Weed Blog

I am not Jewish, but I have quite a few friends that are. I always like learning more about Jewish culture and traditions. Admittedly, there is a ton more that I need to learn. I’m semi-familiar with kosher requirements, but again, there’s a lot I don’t know. Recently a company announced that it is the first to certify its medical marijuana products as kosher. Per NBC News:

A New York company says it will soon offer the first certified kosher medical pot.

Vireo Health says its non-smokable medical cannabis products have been certified as conforming to the Jewish dietary law by the Orthodox Union.

Vireo says it’s the first time a medical cannabis product has been deemed kosher.

The announcement of the certification resulted in some instant criticism on social media. My friend Claire had the best tweet I think:

All cannabis (like broccoli) already is #kosher by default. Duh. The evolution is in the obligation to end suffering.

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