September 18, 2015 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm #1100332
I have not been too happy for this rush to make a hashghcha for Medical Marijuana. I am not sure a plant needs such a hashghcha , but even if it does is there really a need to publizie it in the NY Post and Kashruth magazine, do it quietlySeptember 18, 2015 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #1100333golferParticipant
Zahavasd, I’m admitting that I’m not quite sure what you’re talking about, but your post has me confused. Someone is suggesting a hashgacha for MEDICAL marijuana? Why? Is there a hashgacha on medications taken for high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic pain, bacterial infections, seizures, hypothyroidism etc? If someone needs to take marijuana to help cure or manage an illness, does it need a hashgacha?September 18, 2015 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #1100334TalmidchochomParticipant
Drug Problem? NaaaaaaaaSeptember 18, 2015 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #1100335
yes they are suggesting Hashcgha for what they say is “medical Marijuana”, It was in and Issue of Kashruth magazine and the NY Post. but if you ask me it was actually using as a gateway to Hashghcha on Marijuana in general when it becomes legal in states where jews live (NY, NJ and FL) which will happen soon.
The OU has said they want to put hashghca on medical MarijuanaSeptember 20, 2015 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #1100337lesschumrasParticipant
Last Pesach a charedi hashgacha declared a cigarette brand kosher for pesach so I guess at this point nothing in the kashrus business surprises meSeptember 20, 2015 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #1100338lesschumrasParticipant
Medical marijuana has been shown to ease the side effects of chemotherapy and reduce eye pressure for pts with glsucomaSeptember 20, 2015 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm #1100339
I dont have a problem with Medical Marijuana, I have a problem the way the kashruth Agencies are broadcasting they are doing it. Is there a need to put an article in the NY Post or Kashruth Magazine. Can anyone ever remmebner a product that got so much press when it became kosherSeptember 21, 2015 11:44 am at 11:44 am #1100340nishtdayngesheftParticipant
That is not your problem because kashrut agencies did no such thing. What happened was that Rabbi Elefant responded to a question from a reporter. And he said that they would be open to certifying canabis infused products for medical usage. Such items would need hashgocha and the OU was approached by the producer and the producer told such to the media.
Of course, the so called Jewish Reporter at the NY Prust made the story into something else, which swallowed and are now regurgitating.
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