Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis Bless Kosher-for-Passover Marijuana

Celebrating 4/20 for a week – guess that’s what Passover was missing. Don’t believe us? Watch this video for yourself!

According to Forward:

Pot is kosher for Passover when used for medicinal purposes, a leading Israeli ultra-Orthodox rabbi ruled as he pronounced a blessing over the plant’s leaves.cannabis-leaf-outline

Although cannabis belongs to the category of kitniyot, legumes and pulses that Ashkenazi Jews traditionally avoid on Passover, marijuana is allowed due to its medical benefits, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky declared.

According to the ruling, Jews of all backgrounds can consume medical marijuana, and the plant can be either smoked or eaten, the Times of Israel reported.

In the below video, Kanievsky and another prominent Israeli rabbi, Yitzchok Zilberstein, are presented with cannabis leaves, which they are told have a “healing fragrance.’

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