Kosher Cannabis Available for Medical Use in New York

Medical cannabis products designated as kosher

Kosher medical cannabis

On December 30, 2015, Vireo Health of New York became the first company in the world to receive kosher certification for its medical cannabis products from the Orthodox Union (OU), the largest and most well-known kosher certification agency. While many have questioned the OU’s action, the organization stands by its decision.

Update: Today, November 22, Vireo Health is opening the first medical cannabis dispensary in Queens. It is located at 89-55 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst. They are one of only five companies licensed to sell marijuana in New York State. Their White Plains dispensary opened on January 7, the first day of New York’s medical cannabis program. [Read more…]