There’s more than one way to make money in this budding business they call the weed industry. Believe it or not, looking good alone can earn you some serious cash these days. Just ask the 420 Nurses, a social network full of hot babes smoking on the Mary Jane. And making an honest living while doing so. But it’s not just a place for sexy women to share a puff. In fact, it’s more like a home. A place where you never feel alone. And yes, they’re hiring.
420 Nurses who get paid to smoke weed and look good
When people think of jobs in the green scene, they think of budtenders, growers, and medical providers. But there’s another way to make a living in this booming industry. And you can even start today.
Getting paid to smoke pot and look good sounds like a pipe dream. But believe it or not, it’s legit. Just ask the 420 Nurses, a social network group full of gorgeous models whose success is determined by passion.
It all began in 2009 in Los Angeles, California. A group of motivated young women wanted to create a home where girls can be themselves and make money while they’re at it. Now, more than seven years later, the website has thousands of women who are earning a decent income to both model and smoke weed.
While the ladies aren’t there to sell you any bud, they are always ready to party. If you have an upcoming event, convention, or something of the sort, you can pay these ladies not just to model, but also budtend, and even rep your brand.
You can be a 420 nurse, too
The 420 Nurses community just so happens to be hiring. In fact, they welcome newcomers on a daily basis. That means you too can become one. And start now. The best part of all, there’s no experience necessary. Even if you’ve never modeled a day in your life, it doesn’t matter. They’ll show you how it’s done.
Whether you aspire to become a model, makeup artist, or photographer, 420 Nurses can help get you there. Or rather, you can get you there.
Since 420 Nurses believes in achieving your goals through self-motivation, it’s up to you how far you want to go. Yes, signing up is easy. But just like with any other career, if you want to move up, you need to make it through the stages first. So yeah, there is some effort required.
You don’t have to live in a state where weed is legal, either. In fact, you can live anywhere in the world and still become a 420 Nurse. All it takes is passion, dedication, and love for the 420 Nurses lifestyle.
If you want to join these ladies today, just head on over to the 420 Nurses’ website to sign up. There is even a starter kit for $79.99 to help get you started, and instantly bump you up to intern status. It includes 1000 business cards, three tank tops, access to photo shoots and events, and much more.
Don’t let the name of the print fool you, as the new collab from Supreme x Vans x Andres Serrano is cooler than you’d expect.
Supreme x Vans x Andres Serrano
Earlier this week, the preview of the Supreme and Vans collab kicks made its way online, which gave the world its first look at the Blood and Semen Pack.
So, how did the collab get its name? The Supreme x Vans Blood And Semen Pack is a part of a capsule collection, which features the artwork of photographer Andres Serrano, who is known as one of the most controversial artists in modern art.
That reputation came from his past pieces, such as the Piss Christ photograph, which is one of his most infamous images. Serrano is known for creating one-of-a-kind images out of unorthodox materials, which obviously includes religious iconography and bodily fluids, which is inspired by his strict Roman Catholic upbringing.
For the collab, Supreme and Vans chose to go with one of Serrano’s most infamous works, his Blood and Semen series. The Supreme x Vans x Andres Serrano pack includes the Vans Old Skool, Vans Chukka and the Vans Sk8-Hi. All three of the models come with a print from one of Serrano’s images, entitled “Blood and Semen II.” The print is paired up with black accents throughout the upper while sitting on top of a white vulcanized sole.
It’s not just kicks, though, as the capsule collection also includes apparel from Supreme. The collection is now on sale.
In an effort to keep cannabis-infused products out of the hands of small children, Colorado has new edibles regulations going into place, which take effect on October 1.
Rules and regulations
Mike Hartman, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, said the regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input, which is focused on public safety and legislative intent.
Marijuana products in shape and branding should not be enticing to children, and we want consumers to be educated about the potency of the products they are buying. These rules ensure that to be the case.
So, from October 1, dispensaries will no longer be able to sell cannabis-infused edibles that are in the shape of a human, animal or fruit. That includes shapes that resemble or contain characteristics of a realistic or fictional human, animal or fruit, as well as artistic, caricature or cartoon renderings. But edibles made in geometric shapes, and are fruit flavored, will still be allowed.
One local canna-business owner, Kevin Fisher, who actually helped shape some of the state’s first weed laws, said to The Aspen Times that the rule is not intended to keep cannabis out of the hands of kids who knowingly want to use it. The new regulation is intended to make the edibles less attractive to young children that don’t know what the products are.
We’re trying to create another level of safety for them. – Fisher
The new edibles regulations
Fisher, the owner of Rocky Mountain Remedies, believes that many of the products that will be affected by the new rules have already been phased out. Along with the edibles not being able to be shaped like a human, animal or fruit, there is another rule taking effect, which relates to how potency is labeled on products.
Now, products must be labeled either in a font size that is at least two font sizes larger than the surrounding label text, not less than 10 point font, and be bold and enclosed within an outlined shape such as a circle or square or highlighted with a bright color such as yellow.
Although, any inventory with the old labels will still be able to be sold after October 1.
The no-so-Golden State
It’s not just Colorado, either, as less than four months out from the January 1 date of legal weed in California, the state’s lawmakers are putting in place more laws that also includes the banning of edibles that resemble particular shapes of candy.
The measure, which prohibits California companies from selling edibles that are produced in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit, was given final legislative approval and has been sent to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration.
Seeking a strain with a long and lasting high? Sour OG may not always be the most potent bud on the shelf, but this flower packs some serious power. Sour OG offers consumers a mind-warping and euphoric high with a calming body effect. This bud can come on strong, kicking off with a creative cerebral sensation. As things wind down, this intoxicating flower can lull herb lovers into a deep state of relaxation.
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Sour OG is a winning hybrid cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Both parent strains have forever earned their places in the cannabis hall of fame. OG Kush is perhaps the most popular and well-known strain in the world. Sour Diesel follows close behind, with a signature diesel-fuel aroma and energizing high.
The resulting cross, Sour OG, is a happy-go-lucky kind of bud with decent amounts of THC. While this strain can produce upwards of 25 percent of the psychoactive with expert cultivation, this bud is more likely to produce between 17 and 20 percent on average. Due to the high levels of THC in this flower, having some experience with cannabis is recommended before trying this herb.
Sour Diesel fans will love the aroma of its offspring. Sour OG has inherited much of the pungent diesel-fuel smell of its parent, combined with a hefty dose of crisp and earthy pine. While sweet-scented buds are more popular than ever these days, it has inherited a striking and savory aroma that only the cannabis plant can create.
The Sour OG experience
It’s no surprise that Sour OG has won awards for its good looks and impressive high. This strain is fast-acting and mentally upbeat, providing consumers with a cerebral and engaging experience. While mind-oriented, this strain may not be the best selection for getting things done.
The mental experience can be quite strong, cultivating a spacy and almost dream-like euphoria. Sour OG might be used for activities like painting and other creative projects, however focusing on complex or tedious tasks might be a bit challenging. With this flower, a friendly conversation or recreational activities will likely seem far more appealing Though, expert consumers may enjoy this flower as a daytime bud should they stick to low to moderate doses.
While Sour OG does provide a substantial head high, it often leaves consumers in a state of blissful relaxation. The effects of this strain can come on strong and fast, yet toward the end of the experience, you may find yourself a little tired or simply feeling mellow and collected. All in all, Sour OG is a mind-warping bud that provides a pleasant body balance.
Why do people use Sour OG?
Sour OG is strong. Recreationally, this strain is often beloved by those who prefer to feel a substantial cannabis high. Though this strain does have energizing mental effects, it is often saved for the evening due to its strength. This would be a great bud to pass around while watching a movie or participating in a weekend smoke circle with friends. In high doses, however, this strain can cause some dizziness and anxiety.
Medical cannabis consumers often pick up Sour OG when they’re in need of some strong medicine. This strain has a sedative effect, deeply calming the body. It is generally well-liked for ailments like chronic pain, headache, and migraine. However, those in need of relief from depression and extreme stress also tend to like this pungent bud.
Cannabis news and culture outlets like us here at HERB do our very best to cover groundbreaking information related to our precious flower. This is especially true when it comes to medical science breakthroughs, as therapeutic uses of pot are both numerous and vital when it comes to the well-being of our society. Yet, the struggle for cannabis acceptance means that some of the data will slip through our fingers if mainstream or independent cannabis outlets are not made privy to the developments for a myriad of reasons. So, to maintain our due diligence, here are two significant anti-cancer medical cannabis studies that went largely unnoticed.
The Madrid study
The Nature Cancer Review Journal published a 2000 study conducted by researchers in Madrid, Spain which found that incurable brain tumors in rats were completely eradicated by THC injections. Manuel Guzman, lead researcher of the study discovered that cannabinoids impeded tumor growth.
These compounds have been shown to inhibit the growth of tumor cells in culture and animal models by modulating key cell-signaling pathways. Cannabinoids are usually well tolerated, and do not produce the generalized toxic effects of conventional chemotherapies.
The finding was significant since cancer cells multiply exponentially. Cannabinoids cause cancer cell death, while also inhibiting angiogenesis – the formation of new blood vessels that can keep tumors growing strong. This study was not covered by any major news outlet in the U.S.
The Virginia study
A previous effort to tie cannabis to effective cancer treatment was conducted in 1974 at the Medical College of Virginia. At the time, the National Institute of Health funded the study in order to uncover evidence that THC had a detrimental impact on the immune system.
However, the opposite impact was found when researchers concluded that THC decelerated the growth of a variety of cancers in rodents (including leukemia). The only article to cover a small portion of the research appeared in the local section of the Washington Post that same year.
The active chemical agent in marijuana curbs the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice and may also suppress the immunity reaction that causes rejection of organ transplants, a Medical College of Virginia team has discovered.
The researchers “found that THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent,” read the piece.
A scheme of the highest magnitude
Going further than a mere media blackout, the DEA ultimately stepped in and ended this study. It is reported that President Gerald Ford demanded that pharmaceutical companies had exclusive rights to cannabis research in order to develop synthetic versions of THC.
Eventually, a compelling article titled, “Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in ‘74’ was published in the San Antonio post detailing the Virginia study and how it was suppressed by the mainstream media.
Call it a conspiracy if you want, but media blackouts of important cannabis research are bound to happen in a country where harmful, for-profit prescription drugs are placed at the forefront of healthcare. You don’t have to be high to connect these dots, that’s for sure.
Patients in every one of the U.S.A.’s 29 medical marijuana states – along with those in D.C. – are required to have official authorizations from doctors in order to qualify for cannabis. But a DC Council member wants to change that. Under Councilmember David Grosso’s plan, introduced on Tuesday, the Medical Marijuana Improvement Act of 2017, patients would be allowed to self-certify as qualifying for medicinal cannabis.
Councilmember David Grosso wants change
The process of meeting with a physician, completing paperwork and waiting for the DC government to issue a medical marijuana card is not only time-consuming for patients; it’s also costly.
Under Grosso’s plan, patients could simply visit dispensaries, present a signed affidavit affirming they use marijuana “explicitly for medical purposes,” are over 21 years old, and are aware of local and federal cannabis laws.
Medical marijuana has been shown to be a viable alternative to the prescription of opioid painkillers, which can set people down the path to addiction. While we have made significant improvements to our medical marijuana program here in D.C., there is more we can do to improve access for patients and reduce opioid reliance and overdose. – DC Councilmember David Grosso
Grosso on Thursday also introduced separate legislation that would remove current penalties for possessing drug testing kits that allow consumers to measure the purity of substances they are using. The same bill would also allow needle exchange programs to operate in more areas of the city to avoid the spread of diseases.
Separately, Grosso also wrote to DC health officials asking them to consider safe injection sites where consumers could take intravenous drugs under medical supervision.
Despite the expansion of medical cannabis programs in the United States, there are many myths regarding medical cannabis. 29 US states currently have medical cannabis programs. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of these states, don’t let any of these medical cannabis myths stop you from taking advantage of the plant.
1. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis hasn’t been studied
This is entirely untrue. In fact, Israel has supported medical cannabis research since the 1960’s.
In the 1990’s, the country approved the use of medical cannabis for those suffering from pain-related illnesses. Decades later, US companies now invest in research being conducted in Israel. There is a depth of research on the topic, waiting for you to seek it out.
2. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis has no proven medical use
29 US states have medical cannabis programs. Many other countries have government-run medical cannabis programs. This alone, as well as the number of registered medical cannabis patients worldwide, prove that medical cannabis has medicinal value.
3. Myth Busted: The United Nations has banned medical cannabis
This myth refers to a report filed in the 1960’s. Despite common misconception, the report states, “the use of cannabis for other than medical and scientific purposes must be discontinued.”
4. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis leads to more drug use
In the 1970’s, cannabis became known as “the gateway drug.” This could not be further from the truth. In fact, medical cannabis is now being used as a way to address the expanding opioid epidemic in the United States. Rather than prescribing addictive pharmaceuticals, studies suggest medical cannabis as a safer alternative.
5. Myth Busted: You can overdose of medical cannabis
There are zero deaths attributed to cannabis overdose in the United States. Literally zero. This number is in stark contrast to the numbers of deaths seem due to FDA approved pharmaceuticals.
6. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis leads to teen cannabis use
Medical cannabis programs in the US are incredibly strict. That being said, the implementation of these programs has enabled the public to more openly discuss cannabis use with teens. A number of studies suggest that medical cannabis programs do not lead to teen cannabis use.
7. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis leads to increased crime
In fact, the entirely opposite is true! According to a study conducted by the University of California Irvine, closing medical dispensaries actually increases crime.
8. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis is a threat to workplace safety
Individuals seek the benefits of medical cannabis for various reasons. Medical cannabis should be dosed currently, just as any prescribed medicine should be.
9. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis is an excuse to get high
Medical cannabis provides relief to those suffering from a number of serious illnesses. Additionally, some forms of medical cannabis, like CBD, do not have psychoactive effects. It’s about relief, not a high.
10. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis can cure everything
While medical cannabis continues to prove its worth in the medical sphere, it is not a cure-all miracle plant. Using medical cannabis provides relief for so many people, but should not be mistaken for curing every condition or disease.
It’s been one bumpy ride. But it’s safe to say weed is now part of the mainstream. Of course, the journey is far from over as there’s still plenty of progress to be made. Still, there’s no denying that we’ve come a long way. Not only is the public acceptance of the herb growing day by day, but states are legalizing and decriminalizing it left and right. And it’s all thanks to the people. From the hundreds of entrepreneurs cashing in on the booming industry to the activists that are risking it all to have their voices heard, we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the people. To give credit where credit is due, here’s Herb’s Hollyweed impact list.
1. Cory Booker
There’s plenty of folks who want to put a stop to weed prohibition. But Cory Booker deserves a Hollyweed star. On August 1st, he bravely introduced the Marijuana Justice Act, calling to remove the herb from the schedule I class and punish states that wrongfully prosecuted people for petty weed charges.
2. Whoopi Goldberg
If there’s anyone that knows the struggle of a painful period, then it’s your girl Whoopi Goldberg. During 2016, she and Maya Elisabeth created Whoopi & Maya, a line of topical pot products designed to relieve menstrual cramps.
3. Willie Nelson
For over 50 years now, Willie Nelson has spoken up about legalization. Since he lives by the philosophy “my stash is your stash,” he decided to share it with the world in 2015 when his own line of cannabis Willie’s Reserve rolled out in Colorado. Now, it’s taking over Oregon, Washington, and Nevada as well.
4. Kathy Bates
You might know her from Netflix’s American Horror Story, but there’s a new comedy series that she’s a part of, one you’ll want to see. It’s called Disjointed, where she stars as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, a cannabis legend that hires her son and other young budtenders to help her run a dispensary in LA. Also a patient, Bates developed breast cancer in 2012, which opened her eyes to the medical potential of cannabis. Now, she’s a believer and doesn’t mind making that known.
In 2015, B-Real became licensed to own a dispensary in Santa Ana, but he’s been a legalization advocate for far longer. He’s also quite the grower and says many of his strains have won Cannabis Cups. Makes sense, considering his nickname happens to be Dr. Greenthumb.
6. Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge is a longtime medical cannabis advocate. During 2004, she became diagnosed with breast cancer and found that it helped with her nausea that came from undergoing chemo. She’s also planning to launch Etheridge Farms soon, her line of weed products.
7. Snoop Dogg
We could write a book on all of Snoop’s weed-related achievements. But just to name a few, he’s a proud owner of Leafs by Snoop, a line of delicious flower, edibles, and more. He also has a line of water pipes called Pounds to boot. And he’s also a massive investor in startups like Eaze, a weed delivery service. As you can tell, the man sure does love the green stuff.
8. Cedella Marley
If the name isn’t a giveaway, Cedella is the only daughter of musical legend Bob Marley. She and her family have a line of pot products called Marley Natural, available in California. Also, she’s an author, and is responsible for “Cooking With Herb: 75 recipes for the Marley Natural Lifestyle.”
9. Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom, a huge backer of Prop 64, is racing to become California’s next governor. Although he doesn’t smoke the herb and never has, he’s one of the first statewide officeholders to support legalization of recreational use, according to the Los Angeles Times. Considering a number of growers, retailers, and others have contributed more than $300,000 towards his campaign, it’s clear who the cannabis industry wants to see win.
10. Seth Rogen
Of course, who can forget Seth Rogen? After all, he did appear in your favorite stoner flick Pineapple Express. But he’s also an investor in Merry Jane, a digital media platform whose primary focus is weed. There, he has a series of his own called Talking Buds, featuring animated weed strains.
11. Damian Marley
Damian Marley is the youngest son of Bob Marley. In addition to co-owning a dispensary in Stony Hill, Marley is a partner with Ocean Grown Extracts, too. In 2016, he and the company announced that they would be converting an old 77,000 square foot California prison into a cannabis grow space to cultivate medical marijuana for state dispensaries.
12. Montel Williams
Once a TV talk-show host, Montel Williams is both a user and supporter of medical cannabis. He has multiple sclerosis and is the founder of Lenitiv Scientific LLC, a line of high-quality medical marijuana products for patients that he introduced on July 26th at Bud and Bloom dispensary in Santa Ana.
13. Doug Benson
Doug Benson’s career practically revolves around pot. First, came The Marijuana-Logues, an off-broadway comedy show in New York City. Then, Super High Me, where he stops smoking for 30 days and then smokes consistently for 30 more, came about in 2008. And ever since 2013, he’s been working on the web series Getting Doug With High. Also, earlier this year, he showed up on Comedy Central’s The High Court With Doug Benson.
14. Ted Chung
Ted Chung is the longtime business manager of the one and only Snoop Dogg. Not to mention, he heads the Cashmere Agency, a branding firm in LA. Speaking of LA, Chung also delivered a keynote at the 2016 Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo. And he helped Snoop launch Leafs By Snoop, which is now up for grabs at more than 120 retail stores in Colorado and Washington State.
15. Brendan Hill
Brendal Hill, also known as the drummer of Blues Traveler, is co-owner of Paper & Leaf dispensary, Bainbridge Island’s first premier recreational cannabis boutique. In fact, the weed shop is so exceptional that it made its way onto High Times’ “best cannabis dispensaries in America” listicle.
16. Wiz Khalifa
Where to begin? For starters, Wiz Khalifa is a well-known rapper with his own strain, Khalifa Kush. On 4/20, he launched Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, a mobile app game where you can grow your own bud, sell it, and make money, just like a real grower in the weed biz. Apparently, he’s also getting his own ganja-themed show on Merry Jane, which has yet to be named.
17. Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal, aka the “Guru of Ganja,” is an expert at teaching people how to grow pot. Also, he’s the author of multiple books that also instruct you on how to cultivate Mary Jane, including the Marijuana Grower’s Guide.
18. Tommy Chong
Of course, you know who Tommy Chong is already. Not only is he part of the famous stoner duo Cheech & Chong, but he also owns Chong’s Choice, a line of pot products sold in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. He’s still to this day touring with Cheech and is even planning on releasing a web series called “The Search for the Most High.”
19. Bill Maher
While he’s not part of the cannabis business yet, Bill Maher talks about pot all the time on his show Real Time and during his stand-up performances as well. He’s even come up with a strain name for himself, Maherijuana.
20. Jon Phillips
At the present time, Jon Phillips manages Silverback Music, whose lineup includes Fishbone, Slightly Stoopid, and Dumpstaphunk. But his music managing career started with Sublime and Skunk. To point out an interesting fact, he made a whole album out of hash in 2016. As for now, he’s in the works of launching a line of pot products inspired by Slightly Stoopid.
Tupac is alive. Of course, you’ve heard that one before. Probably a million times since the rapper’s passing. But since this claim is coming from Suge Knight, perhaps it’s more believable now. Or not. Awhile back, Suge said that he knew who exactly killed Pac. And he was also apparently there when it all went down. But now, he is revealing a different story entirely. And come Sunday, September the 24th, a US TV special will be airing, which will dig further into one of the most disputed deaths of all time.
Suge Knight reveals that Tupac is alive in upcoming TV special
On September 7th of 1996, the entire world felt pain when hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur tragically lost his life. Ever since the drive-by shooting took place, which led to the passing of Pac a week later, people have been debating whether he’s really gone, or still alive.
A lot of folks want to say yes, and just put the whole thing to rest. However, there have been multiple conspiracy theories floating around, and some even say that they’ve spotted the rapper a time or two. For that reason, people can’t help but wonder what’s true and what’s make-believe.
Now, there’s a new claim coming from the former CEO of Death Row Records, aka Suge Knight, that’s about to spark up controversy. And perhaps maybe give some people hope. The claim is that Tupac is alive. And well at that.
If you remember, Suge also said that he was there when Pac died. Also, he admitted that he knew who exactly killed the rapper that night. On top of that, he mentioned that he too was injured during the attack while talking to Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien for a Fox TV special entitled Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?, TMZreports,
When Pac died… if he really did you know? I mean, when I left that hospital me and Pac was laughing and joking, so I don’t see how someone can turn from doing well to doing bad.
Is Tupac really alive?
At the time, Suge was still behind bars when talking to Ice-T and O’Brien. The pair dug a little deeper by asking Knight some questions regarding his suspicions, which led to the following response,
I’m going to tell you that with Pac, you never know.
Towards the beginning of the year, Suge, who is still serving his sentence for another murder, confirmed the theory that the same bullet that hit Pac was intended for him. The idea was also featured in this year’s documentary Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton. Not to mention, in 2014, the former Death Row Records CEO said that no one ever received charges for Tupac’s death. That’s because he never died in the first place he says, according to TMZ.
The TV special Who Shot Biggie & Tupacwill air Sunday, September the 24th. It will not only show both Ice-T and O-Brien attempting to discover the truth about the mysterious murder of Tupac, but it will also reveal new accounts of the shooting from key witnesses.
Once and for all, the world may finally get the answer they’ve been waiting years for: Is Tupac dead or alive?
There are numerous strains and forms with which you can consume cannabis. With something for everyone, it’s hard to find yourself looking for something new. Who knew though, that you could find Kosher weed? For the Jewish community, this is huge news. If you’re confused or don’t understand the distinction, we’re here to answer the question: what’s the difference with Kosher cannabis?
What does Kosher cannabis mean?
By definition, the word kosher means “appropriate” or “fit.” Under religious law, Jews keep kosher as it pertains to food.
A food is deemed Kosher if the animal was raised a particular way and prepared a certain way. Additionally, a Rabbi must give the production process a “seal of approval” in order for a food to be officially Kosher. Lastly, dairy and meat products must be kept separate in order to be Kosher.
Traditionally, the Jewish faith follows these guidelines. Perhaps you’ve seen Kosher deli’s, which provide individuals with Kosher-certified meats.
Is weed Kosher?
The Jewish community has discussed this question quite often. Israel is a huge supporter and researcher of cannabis, particularly medical cannabis, so the topic has been discussed extensively
As one rabbi said in an interview, “Cannabis isn’t not Kosher.” So what does that me? Traditionally, something only needs to be certified kosher if your plan on eating it. Smoking and eating are not the same thing. Is your plan to consume weed, and your strive to keep Kosher, that’s a whole other ballgame.
As Jewish tradition and cannabis culture collide, creating kosher weed is a must. Luckily, cannabis companies have been working to create Kosher weed products. Just a few days ago, in time for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, a Canadian company announced the release of their certified Kosher weed products.
Hydropothecary Corporation took every measure to ensure the manufacturing process, as well as additives, were Kosher. Certified by Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum, the line of cannabis products will have the Kosher-certified stamp on its packaging.
More to come in Israel
As Israel continues to expand their medical cannabis program, there’s no telling how the demand for Kosher-certified cannabis will fluctuate. Since Israel just decriminalized cannabis, chances are it will be more in demand.
Additionally, as the nation continues to be the hub for cannabis research and development, Kosher practices are sure to permeate as studies continue.
More to come in the US
While Vireo Health or New York, a New York medical marijuana manufacturer has received Kosher-certification, will it stop there? Probably not. The cannabis community is notoriously inclusive, and by providing Kosher-certified products they are welcoming new traditions and catering to everyone’s medical cannabis needs.
It will be interesting to see how Kosher-certified products expand to every medical and recreational state.