Meet Alex and Shifra Klein of Los Angeles, California, who produce kosher-certified cannabis edibles for medicinal use in the Orthodox-Jewish community.
From the Jerusalem Post:
It has been nearly two years since Shifra and Alex Klein first began exploring medical cannabis to treat two of their children.
When they realized how much the drug had changed their lives for the better, they felt the need to share their knowledge and expertise with the wider community.
So a few months ago they opened Mitzva Herbal in Los Angeles, which offers marijuana edibles including brownies, cookies and candies to those with a valid prescription. All of their products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, making them only the second-ever medical marijuana producers in the OU’s ranks.
But unlike the first company, Vireo Health NY, which sells pills, vapors and oils, Mitzva Herbal offers appealing, low-dosage treats. It is also based in California, where, on January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana will become legal in the state.
But both the Kleins and the OU say their focus is entirely on medical usage of the plant.