Company Claims To Offer The ‘First Kosher Certified Medical Marijuana’

I am not Jewish, but I have quite a few friends that are.

I always like learning more about Jewish culture and traditions. Admittedly, there is a ton more that I need to learn. I’m semi-familiar with kosher requirements, but again, there’s a lot I don’t know. Recently a company announced that it is the first to certify its medical marijuana products as kosher. Per NBC News:

A New York company says it will soon offer the first certified kosher medical pot.

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

Vireo says it’s the first time a medical cannabis product has been deemed kosher.

The announcement of the certification resulted in some instant criticism on social media. My friend Claire had the best tweet I think:

What do TWB readers think about the announcement? Does the certification matter? Is it just a marketing ploy, or is it a vital certification? Again, I don’t know a lot about this topic, but I’m definitely interested to learn more. I look forward to reading your comments.