Cannabis Goes Kashrut: Israel and Orthodox Conversion

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Israel is the most advanced medical cannabis market in the world thanks to the ground-breaking research of Israeli scientists. And now, thanks to the rabbinical approval in Israel of a cannabis medicine, that conversation can happen globally. Is Cannabis Kosher? Cannabis as medicine had not been certified as kosher—or kashrut—before in Israel (although burgeoning attempts exist in the U.S.). But so far, modern Orthodox, or even slightly less observant Jews—both in Israel and beyond—have been leery of taking cannabis, even as medicine.

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Israel is the most advanced medical cannabis market in the world thanks to the ground-breaking research of Israeli scientists. There are over 100,000 patients with valid cannabis licenses. Beyond this, there is evidence that Jews have used cannabis for religious reasons for thousands of years

But so far, modern Orthodox, or even slightly less observant Jews—both in Israel...

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