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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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.”

For Berkeley Jews, Medical Cannabis Is Ethical Imperative

CALIFORNIA: If you want to traffic in stereotypes, Elie Green, Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal — the founders of Doc Green’s, which makes healing cannabis ointments and lotions — look pretty much like what you might imagine when you hear, “Berkeley-based medical marijuana collective.”

That is, of course, until they open their mouths and tell you they’re observant Jews.

“It’s been interesting dealing with [appearances at] weekend festivals,” says Rubin, 36, over an almond milk latte at a Berkeley café. “Being shomer Shabbos, it means just working on Friday and Sunday … it’s a constant balance between serving our own religious needs, doing keruv [outreach], telling people about what we’re doing with cannabis and how it could help them.”

The company’s co-founders, who have been producing lotion made from marijuana plants grown in Northern California and selling the product online and through dispensaries for more than four years, say the average customer is an older person who suffers from chronic pain such as sciatica. [Read more…]

For Berkeley Jews, Medical Cannabis Is Ethical Imperative

CALIFORNIA: If you want to traffic in stereotypes, Elie Green, Ramona Rubin and Daniel Kosmal — the founders of Doc Green’s, which makes healing cannabis ointments and lotions — look pretty much like what you might imagine when you hear, “Berkeley-based medical marijuana collective.”

That is, of course, until they open their mouths and tell you they’re observant Jews.

“It’s been interesting dealing with [appearances at] weekend festivals,” says Rubin, 36, over an almond milk latte at a Berkeley café. “Being shomer Shabbos, it means just working on Friday and Sunday … it’s a constant balance between serving our own religious needs, doing keruv [outreach], telling people about what we’re doing with cannabis and how it could help them.”

The company’s co-founders, who have been producing lotion made from marijuana plants grown in Northern California and selling the product online and through dispensaries for more than four years, say the average customer is an older person who suffers from chronic pain such as sciatica. [Read more…]

Legalizing Pot In Israel

ISRAEL: Currently the Knesset is debating the issue of legalizing pot. To be more accurate, it is debating legalizing pot for medical reasons. This is a position that has already found favor in 20 States in the USA.Furthermore, the states of Washington and Colorado have actually legalized recreational pot, even if the Federal government has not! But that’s the USA for you. [Read more…]

Legalizing Pot In Israel

ISRAEL: Currently the Knesset is debating the issue of legalizing pot. To be more accurate, it is debating legalizing pot for medical reasons. This is a position that has already found favor in 20 States in the USA.Furthermore, the states of Washington and Colorado have actually legalized recreational pot, even if the Federal government has not! But that’s the USA for you. [Read more…]