Quebec medical marijuana producer certified ‘kosher,’ just in time for High Holidays

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A Quebec medical marijuana producer says its processed products have been certified as kosher, just in time for one of the High Holidays on the Jewish calendar.

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The Hydropothecary Corp. (TSXV:THCX) says the certification by Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum comes just in time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, celebrated from Wednesday night to Friday night.

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It says the certification covers its ready-to-consume marijuana powder product line, cannabis peppermint oil and milled products and includes an audit of cleaning protocols, kosher compliance review and on-site inspections.

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In a release, the Ottawa rabbi says kosher certification is relied upon by vegans, vegetarians and people who are careful about what they consume as well as those who follow Jewish dietary laws.

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He says certification means that consumers can be assured that the products “adhere to the highest standards of kosher purity.”

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Medical products are eligible for kosher certification, the rabbi says, but marijuana for recreational use, expected to be made legal next year, may not qualify for kosher designation.

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