Say What?!: Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Declares Medical Marijuana Kosher for Passover

Ultra-Orthodox-rabbi-declares-medical-marijuana-kosher-for-PassoverBNEI BRAK, Israel – An ultra-Orthodox rabbi announced an addition to the list of substances approved as kosher for Passover: medical marijuana.

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a Belarusian rabbi living in Bnei Brak, Israel, responded to a question from pro-marijuana group Siach with a confirmation that medical marijuana is kosher to be smoked or eaten during the eight-day Passover festival, which has its own set of dietary rules.

Kanievsky is widely considered to be the current leading authority on ultra-Orthodox Halakha, or Jewish law.

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