The Houston Chronicle has an article about another certified kosher product that doesn’t require kosher certification. But how can the OU resist getting in on the marijuana bandwagon when there is just soooooo much money to be made on it?
Perhaps they won’t be so interested in pre-washing our lettuce now that there are ‘greener pastures’ to move onto.
If medical marijuana arguably is the puff that comforts, ailing Jewish New Yorkers with prescriptions for the drug now may indulge without worrying about succumbing to “pot culture,” the world’s first marketer of Orthodox Union kosher-certified weed is telling potential customers.
Pot purveyor Ari Hoffnung recently introduced the certified weed at his Queens dispensary, saying the certification “sends an important message to New Yorkers of all faiths and backgrounds that using medical cannabis to alleviate pain and suffering does not in any way represent an embrace of ‘pot culture.'”
While the Orthodox Union admits marijuana inherently is kosher, it notes that the drug could be adulterated with during processing. [Ed: -bold]
I recall a Chabad shliach telling me years ago how their Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, okay’d the use of alcohol, but not marijuana. I imagine it’s only a matter of time before that little tidbit goes down the memory hole, and Chabad gets into the kosher dope business too with their own hechsher (kosher certification symbol).
‘It’s Yom Tov! Fire one up from an existing flame and say l’chaim!’