Igros Moshe has a tshuva regarding smoking Marijuana. He forbids it for several reasons:
It damages the body. Moreover, even if people claim that people are not harmed, their intellect is harmed, which is a worse damage than damaging the body. It prevents one from understanding Torah, Davening, and keeping mitzvos properly.
One gives himself extra cravings, ...
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Some have also suggested that a natural product, derived from the
Cannabis plant, for a life-threatening condition, does not require
certification. This is factually incorrect. The OU certified product
comes in three forms: pills, oils and vapor. While the cannabis plant
is inherently ...
Reb Moshe answers NO
you may not smoke marijuana Here are the list of his reasons:
Firstly like the Ben Sorer Umoreh the rebellious son. A Ben Sorer Umoreh steals meat and wine and scarfs it down. He is addicted to physical pleasures, he will come to do anything to support his habit robbing and killing too. In order to prevent this we kill him before it ...
As far as I know, your making an incorrect assumption about marijuana.
However, assuming that you're correct in saying that smelling marijuana makes one feel good, then it should have the same rule as smelling 'tabak', a longstanding Jewish custom, which does not require a bracha. The Aruch Hashulchan (216:4) explains that smelling something for an ...
Another question on this site asks about whether or not one makes a bracha of marijuana. Most people who I've spoken to have told me that it smells terrible, or at least the smell is not pleasant in and of itself. (This is also the conclusion of
, and one paper for the journal of clinical psychology assumes that it's reasonably close to the ...
Shulchan Aruch 216,1 writes that one can make a bracha only on pleasant aromas.
There is some question as to whether the smell of marijuana is particularly pleasant (both fresh or burnt) and this may depend on the particular variety. Many describe it as skunk like or reminiscent of body odor and, if so, it cannot be used for besamim.
If the smell is ...
Not a drug
First of all, we are not arguing about a drug. It was given that name by modern society. Is a plant made by G-d to be a food for us:
כט וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, הִנֵּה נָתַתִּי לָכֶם אֶת-כָּל-עֵשֶׂב זֹרֵעַ
זֶרַע אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי כָל-הָאָרֶץ, וְאֶת-כָּל-הָעֵץ אֲשֶׁר-בּוֹ
פְרִי-עֵץ, זֹרֵעַ זָרַע: לָכֶם יִהְיֶה, לְאָכְלָה.
ל וּלְכָל-חַיַּת ...
Generally, things that do not have the tradition of being kitnyot, are not kitnyot. A good example of this is quinoa. It is similar in many ways to other types of banned kitnyot, yet the generally accepted halakhic authorities do not classify it as kitnyot, partly because it was not included in the original custom. Based on the tradition of kitynot, there ...