News Kosher medical marijuana to go on sale in New York

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    There were apparently some people in New York for whom the idea of medical marijuana- in one local parlance - simply wasn’t kosher. Now they can rest easy.

    This week it was announced that a company is set to start selling what is believed to be the first certified kosher medical cannabis and target the the dietary and medical needs of the largest Jewish community in the US.

    Vireo Health said its non-smokable medical cannabis products have been certified as conforming to the Jewish dietary law by the Orthodox Union (OU).

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    The Orthodox Union's symbol will appear on all the products


    “Being certified kosher by the OU will not only help us serve the dietary needs of the largest Jewish community in the United States, but also combat unfortunate stigmas associated with medical cannabis,” Ari Hoffnung, the company’s CEO, said in a statement.

    “Today’s announcement 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. Patients should never feel guilty or ashamed for using a product recommended by their physicians.”

    The Orthodox Union said it awarded certification after inspecting Vireo’s facilities to ensure the marijuana was grown and processed according to kosher standards.

    Rabbi Menachem Genack, chief executive officer of OU Kosher, said that his group was pleased to grant certification.

    “Judaism prioritises health and encourages the use of medicine designed to improve one's health or reduce pain,” he said.

    “Using medical cannabis products recommended by a physician should not be regarded as a chet, a sinful act, but rather as a mitzvah, an imperative, a commandment.”

    The New York Daily News said Vireo Health was one of five companies chosen by the state to grow and distribute medical cannabis as New York’s programme begins in January.

    Politicians and Governor Cuomo had approved the use of medical marijuana in New York in 2014, but gave the local health department 18 months to set up the new scheme.

    Having obtained the certification, the company said its oils, vaporisation cartridges and other products would now bear the OU symbol
     
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    Emily Stern is stoked out of her mind right now.
     
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    Can Howard have some weed now?
     
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    Them Jews are smart. They got their hands into everything. To bad the Italians weren't bright enough to tie their organized crime into their religion and pile up the shakedown money.
     
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    Thats funny Jewish weed
     
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    one day soon when I retire ( maybe this year ) I'm getting a happy smoke card.
     
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    After you smoke it you have 2 bowls of chicken soup instead of one
     
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    And two portions of almonds.
     
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    You no how many cops go out early just to smoke
     
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    Can they roll a joint on Saturdays, or is that considered work?
     
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    It was Roger Waters fault that we didn't have this until now ~ right Robin
     
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    from a previous work injury caused by a Phx. cop I'm 25 % disabled.
    I should have no problem getting a card.
     
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    *switching religions as we speak*
     
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    I just had a beautiful portion of Sour Diesel ~Robin
     
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    that is so cool.

    some day, all of you will be able to walk into a store like i did this morning, and walk out with this -

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    :leaf:
     
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    "medical" marijuana. Please, just legalize this shit already. Who are we keeping it illegal for? The rubes who are old enough to remember seeing "Reefer Madness" when it first came out in theaters?
     
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    Only a portion at a time. :happy:
     
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    you need to be able to show that you were having problems for a year before you can supposedly get a card. for example, if you wanted to claim that you "need" it for pain, you should have some doctor records showing that you have complained about pain...something like that. you then provide those med records to the pot doc and shazam!

    some of the pot doctors (usually holistic healing kind of folks) have a way to get around this but i'm not sure how. nor am i sure if it's kosher! :)
     
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    KKK
    Kosher Khalifa Kush
     
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    Saw a chick on The Wheel last night named Kosha. Sajak inquired about her name and she said "my Dad ate kosher pickles the whole time Mom was pregnant, so he dropped the er and added an a".
     
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