Welcome to Rabbi B Initiatives.
Baruch HaLevi (aka "Rabbi B") is a Social Entrepreneur, Spiritual Guide, Israel Advocate and Motivational Speaker.
Rabbi B Initiatives is where you can find his insights, initiatives and inspiration.
Although the War on Drugs is not over, society has turned the page to a new chapter as the legalized cannabis market emerges. Through both the rise of this industry in general, and the birth of cannabis social equity in particular, there is a renewed sense of hope, purpose and revolution brewing in the communities most negatively impacted.
Is marijuana moral? I'm asked this question in 50 different ways all the time. Earnest employees within the industry sometimes struggle with it when having to defend their elected profession to their parents. Conscientious investors have worried about it, not just from a legality perspective, but also is it the right thing in which to invest.
So what do Fab Five Freddy (you may remember him from Yo MTV Raps back in the day), Kosher Cannabis (my upcoming talk in San Francisco) and California Love (Dr. Dre & 2Pac's mega hit) have in common? They all have something to say about the shameful history behind the War on Drugs (which I'll be blogging about soon).
Check out this amazing documentary about the failed War on Drugs. It’s time for a change. It’s time for cannabis social equity.
Join Rabbi B in San Francisco, April 30th as he discusses Kosher Cannabis & Applying The Jewish Values of Tikun Olam (Repairing the World) to the Cannabis Social Equity Market.
Recently I returned to Swampscott, MA where I served as a rabbi for ten years. Although it was mostly pleasant reunions with my congregants, there were more than a few people who had something to say about my involvement in the cannabis industry.
As part of the cannabis industry, Rabbi B sees all social equity applicants as part of his congregation— It’s his hope that we utilize this opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and write a responsible and inspirational history for this industry.