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Pot-Infused Jewish Foods Bing Readied For Colorado Cannabis Shops

COLORADO: In recent years, marijuana has undergone a serious image overhaul, leading to, among other things, its legalization in several states. With pot no longer relegated to back alley use, shouldn’t marijuana edibles get an upgrade too? Do you really always want a brownie or candy bar? Why not release an entire line of savory pot-packed food?

Grub Street recently spoke to Josh Pollack, who has been working to bring marijuana-infused lox to the market in Colorado. He originally created the buzz-inducing salmon for a 4/20 stunt at the Denver restaurant he owns, Rosenberg’s Bagels. After receiving an enthusiastic response, he decided to focus more seriously on marijuana-infused Jewish foods.

But thanks to new laws intended to make edibles safer, Pollack has had a bit of trouble getting into pot shops. All edibles have to be packaged into specific THC servings, and for salmon, potency has been an inexact science.

Rabbi Says It’s Kosher To Smoke Weed During Passover

Passover begins tonight, April 3, and continues through April 11, which means that a large portion of the Jewish population won’t be consuming anything made with grains. While beer and liquor drinkers may be out of luck, those who smoke cannabis are in the clear.

New York City-based rabbi Ben Greenberg, who was head of a Denver-based synagogue when the state of Colorado legalized marijuana, explains that “there are really two different layers of prohibitions during passover. One of them is specific to the Ashkenazi Jew community, and the other one is the biblical prohibition, which is that you can’t have any leaven—no grains. The additional layer of prohibition is that European Jews, about a hundred years ago, added that you can’t have anything that might look like a grain. So they don’t eat beans or rice on Passover.”

Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp Of Approval

NEW YORK:  Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders.

Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana.

The move comes as legalization of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes spreads across the country, with many of the leading pro-legalization activists, philanthropists and entrepreneurs drawn from the Jewish community.

Medical marijuana is legal in about half of U.S. states today. A handful of states have legalized recreational marijuana use.

Israeli Rabbi: Medical Marijuana Is Definitely Kosher

ISRAEL: While pork may not be condoned by Orthodox rabbis, at least one has given the green light to cannabis. Israeli Rabbi Efraim Zalmanovich has confirmed that, in his holy scripture, consumption of cannabis medically is by all means “Kosher.”

In fact, this rabbi (an Orthodox and the most conservative type of Jewish Rabbis) went so far as to call medical marijuana a “Mitzvah,” proving that even this world’s most devout religious leaders realize the plant’s powers transcend religion. Zalmanovich told The Times Of Israel that while pot shouldn’t be abused recreationally, he states that the 11,000 Israelites smoking medical marijuana are well within the boundaries of religion. [Read more…]

Israeli Rabbi: Medical Marijuana Is Definitely Kosher

ISRAEL: While pork may not be condoned by Orthodox rabbis, at least one has given the green light to cannabis. Israeli Rabbi Efraim Zalmanovich has confirmed that, in his holy scripture, consumption of cannabis medically is by all means “Kosher.”

In fact, this rabbi (an Orthodox and the most conservative type of Jewish Rabbis) went so far as to call medical marijuana a “Mitzvah,” proving that even this world’s most devout religious leaders realize the plant’s powers transcend religion. Zalmanovich told The Times Of Israel that while pot shouldn’t be abused recreationally, he states that the 11,000 Israelites smoking medical marijuana are well within the boundaries of religion. [Read more…]

10 Concentrate Strains Perfect For Vaping

By Marisa T

It is a well-known fact that concentrates are high in THC and CBD. They are super potent and have amazing healing and calming qualities. However, the best way to enjoy your concentrates is by vaping them with a vape pen.

Here are 10 of the best concentrate strains to use with your vape pen. For a comprehensive list of some of the best vape pens available today – check out TheVape.Guide’s best dab pens list.

1. Gorilla Glue

Among weed strains, Gorilla Glue has been known to top the charts as being one of the strongest strains in the market today so you can imagine that making a concentrate from this would yield some impressive results. Many companies have made concentrates from this strain and it has been known to yield between 76% to 97% THC – making it a super potent concentrate for vaping.

2. Kandy Kush

This wax strain tastes similar to lemon candies with its sugary, sweet flavor. It is great for giving your mood that much needed boost and for relieving minor pain. It is a cross between two other strains – OG Kush and Trainwreck.

3. Cheese Quake CO2 Oil

This oil concentrate is based out of the state of Washington and reaches around 88% THC concentration. It is grown by a local cultivator and is an indica-dominant hybrid. Expected effects include a mild body high as well as some euphoric qualities.

4. Durban Poison

This strain is sativa-dominant straight from South African. It is quite popular and is perfect for concentrates since the flower has a good amount of resin and terpenes. Users can expect a decent high that still allows for productivity and focus throughout the day.

5. True OG by Dandy

This concentrate comes out of Southern California by Dandy and is an indica-dominant strain. It yields around 82% THC making for a rather potent concentrate. You can expect a relaxing effect from this strain as well as an overall happy mood – it also perfect for helping you get some much needed sleep.

6. Goji OG

This one comes in a few different flavors like licorice, strawberry, and cherry – making for a sweet vapor quality. It is a sativa strain, however, it is also a dominant hybrid. The great thing about Goji OG is that growers have success in growing decent crops making for a good amount to make concentrates.

7. T-Rex Concentrates Predator Pink

Here is another strain based out of Washington and is just as potent – with a THC concentration of around 92% so it will definitely knock you off your feet. This concentrate contains a few terpenes like myrcene and humulene which creates an aroma of musk and spice.

8. Strawberry Lemonade

This strain first appeared at the 2015 Denver Cannabis Cups and is one of the best sativa concentrates around. It is purely 100% sativa, making it perfect for creating lots of energy and motivation for any concentrate user. After only seconds, one can enjoy its sweet terpenes.

9. Grape Ape Solventless Clear

It shouldn’t be surprising that Washington is leading the way in concentrate strains – this one boasts yet another potent THC concentration at 92%. This strain is indica based – leading to some pain-relieving qualities and sedative like effects. If you vape this one, expect to spend some time lying down.

10. Kosher Tangie

This strain is just right for medical cannabis users with its ability to create a happy, balanced effect. It is a cross between Kosher Kush and Tangie with a blend of hybrid and indica dominant strains. It’s flavor is unique – attributed to a skunk.

Final Thoughts

No matter the strain, using a vape pen lets you get the most flavor and effects from your concentrates.

While these are only a handful of concentrate strains out there, these are a great mix for anyone to start out with. Any concentrate is perfect for vaping but these on this list are ones to check out. Which ones are your favorite?

 

A Rap About Putting Pot In Your Latkes Will Get You In The Hanukkah Spirit

Everyone knows that latkes are the single greatest savory holiday food. It’s an undisputed fact. The oily, fried, delicious potato pancakes are traditionally served during Hanukkah, and everyone looks forward to them.

Since the ingredient list to make latkes is fairly short, it’s easy to spice them up with a little something extra. You might make your latkes with cheese, onions, or sweet potatoes — but musician Abby Dorsey would encourage you to add some weed.

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Preacher's Daughter Aimee Curry Says Marijuana Is 'Gift From God'

As two U.S. states have legalized the use of recreational marijuana, one woman, a preacher’s daughter, said in a recent interview that the plant-derived drug is a “gift from God.”

Aimee Curry, a 39-year-old daughter of a minister, swears by marijuana’s ability to heal pain. The woman told CNN in a recent interview that although her father would disagree with her use of the recreational drug, she believes it is a “gift from God” due to its ability to relieve the painful and lasting back spasms she experiences as a result of a 1992 car accident that nearly killed her.

Curry told CNN recently that when she was first presented with marijuana by a friend, she denied it, saying, “I can’t do that, it’s bad,” but she was quickly convinced to take her first puff. Since her first inhale, Curry has become pro-marijuana. [Read more…]