Thursday, 5 May 2016

Leading Orthodox rabbi rules marijuana kosher for Passover

This was the title of this post on the New York Daily News. Please see

To them, it was just sensationalism -- but to us it was a real shaila as evidenced that it was presented to HaRav Chaim Kanievsky and was thus serious.

The issue was actually the use of medical marijuana on Pesach and, when it comes to Pesach, any new item of consumption always becomes a question. Just look at the issue of quinoa. (Perhaps one of the issues of quinoa is this very fact itself -- but that still is the reality.) This was also not just about recreational marijuana but its use for medical purposes.

I found it actually to be a clip worth the few seconds spent watching it -- for reasons actually beyond the sensationalism seen in it by the Daily News. I do wonder, though, why someone taped it.


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