Am Yisrael High: Cannabis in Jewish Tradition
“Leaves of cannabis make one happy,” said Rabbi ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, chief rabbi of Cairo in the 16th century. In November 2016, when Massachusetts voters said “amen” to legalizing recreational cannabis, many a Bay State Jew of my acquaintance uttered a delighted “Baruch Hashem!” Medical cannabis dispensaries have been operating here since 2013,