Orthodox Jews in New York might eventually be able to celebrate the high holidays – actually high – under doctors’ orders.
With collaboration from a Colorado drug firm and a Jewish group that offers kosher certification, cannabis could be available to Orthodox Jews in the Empire State by next year. The group, the Orthodox Union, could offer certification to start selling legal, edible marijuana with a kosher stamp of approval, The Jewish Daily Forward reported on Monday.
The marijuana plant doesn’t need to be kosher; the aspect is for patients to ingest marijuana in food, drinks, or capsules.
Many Orthodox rabbis have accepted the use of marijuana for medical treatment because of health reasons. But most of the Jewish leaders continue to feel strongly about continuing to prohibit the drug for recreational use. [Read more at MSNBC.com]