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The burning bush is about to be joined by the burning kush.

A company from Colorado is working with rabbis in New York on a plan to start selling legal, edible marijuana products that are certified kosher, The Post has learned.

The pot concoctions would give new meaning to the “high holidays” if they are made available to New York Jews under a state law allowing medical marijuana. The program should be in effect next year.

 

“They know there are patients who are Jewish and follow the kosher dietary laws,” said Rabbi Moshe Elefant of the Orthodox Union, which runs a kosher certification program.

His group was approached several weeks ago by a firm with several marijuana factories in Colorado, where even recreational cannabis is legal.

 

Elefant wouldn’t identify the pot peddlers or specifically say what kind of food the divine doobage would be placed in. But he said company reps flew to New York to discuss getting “kosher supervision” if they’re selected to grow, manufacture and distribute state-approved medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act signed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

 

Elefant said he has “no personal experience with marijuana,” but was receptive to the presentation.

“We found it fascinating actually, and we believe there’s room for this in the world of kosher certification,” he said.

As a plant, marijuana doesn’t have to be certified kosher, but when it comes to edibles, “the other ingredients are the issue.”

The act lets people with debilitating ailments score medical marijuana, but bars them from lighting up.

 

Instead, under regulations proposed by the state Health Department, manufacturers will have to convert their weed into liquid or oil preparations, capsules or “any other form and route of administration approved by the [health] commissioner.”

 

The proposed regulations require special permission to put pot into “edible food products,” and Elefant said the company reps he met with were confident of winning that approval.

 

http://nypost.com/2015/02/24/company-aims-to-sell-kosher-marijuana-in-new-york/

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smh.

 

 

http://www.jewfaq.org/kashrut.htm

 

General Rules

Although the details of kashrut are extensive, the laws all derive from a few fairly simple, straightforward rules:

  1. Certain animals may not be eaten at all. This restriction includes the flesh, organs, eggs and milk of the forbidden animals.
  2. Of the animals that may be eaten, the birds and mammals must be killed in accordance with Jewish law.
  3. All blood must be drained from meat and poultry or broiled out of it before it is eaten.
  4. Certain parts of permitted animals may not be eaten.
  5. Fruits and vegetables are permitted, but must be inspected for bugs (which cannot be eaten)
  6. Meat (the flesh of birds and mammals) cannot be eaten with dairy. Fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables and grains can be eaten with either meat or dairy. (According to some views, fish may not be eaten with meat).
  7. Utensils (including pots and pans and other cooking surfaces) that have come into contact with meat may not be used with dairy, and vice versa. Utensils that have come into contact with non-kosher food may not be used with kosher food. This applies only where the contact occurred while the food was hot.
  8. Grape products made by non-Jews may not be eaten.
  9. There are a few other rules that are not universal.
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smh.

 

 

http://www.jewfaq.org/kashrut.htm

 

General Rules

Although the details of kashrut are extensive, the laws all derive from a few fairly simple, straightforward rules:

  1. Certain animals may not be eaten at all. This restriction includes the flesh, organs, eggs and milk of the forbidden animals.
  2. Of the animals that may be eaten, the birds and mammals must be killed in accordance with Jewish law.
  3. All blood must be drained from meat and poultry or broiled out of it before it is eaten.
  4. Certain parts of permitted animals may not be eaten.
  5. Fruits and vegetables are permitted, but must be inspected for bugs (which cannot be eaten)
  6. Meat (the flesh of birds and mammals) cannot be eaten with dairy. Fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables and grains can be eaten with either meat or dairy. (According to some views, fish may not be eaten with meat).
  7. Utensils (including pots and pans and other cooking surfaces) that have come into contact with meat may not be used with dairy, and vice versa. Utensils that have come into contact with non-kosher food may not be used with kosher food. This applies only where the contact occurred while the food was hot.
  8. Grape products made by non-Jews may not be eaten.
  9. There are a few other rules that are not universal.

 

 

As an ardent "Self-determinist" I have to remain pragmatic and compliment the collectivist thought that generated these rules so long ago and helped a specific sect of people grow in number and resources. I'll bet there was an individualist who swam against the stream to convince the shaman the problem wasn't "evil spirits" but something in the food. Maybe not.

 

To me this is nothing more than an instruction manual of how to avoid gastrointestinal issues in a time before effective sanitation. Live by these rules and your chances of survival increase as opposed to the "non-believers" who face uncertain futures because of bacteria and mold in their food.

 

Kosher standards likely qualify as the oldest "Health Code" in continual existence the world has known. Like the aliens gave someone a Food Pyramid chart from USDA. Perhaps that's why the Egyptians built those pointy structures.

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