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.
Date And Time
Tue, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM PDT
Moishe House Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA 94109
Moishe House Nob Hill is partnering with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) to present an evening of expanding our perspective on cannabis. We will be joined by an industry expert, experienced speaker, and learned Jew: Rabbi Dr. Baruch HaLevi.
Contrary to popular belief, cannabis is not “the Devil’s Weed.” It is not dangerous, nor is it immoral. Rather, this plant (like all plants) is sanctioned as kosher by the Torah and deemed holy within the Book of Exodus. In fact, it is mentioned throughout the Talmud and utilized by famous rabbis such as the Rambam and Nahmanidies. This backdrop provides a context in understanding why Israel is the birthplace of medical cannabis andworld leader in cannabis R&D. It also sheds light on why this industry - investors, operators, owners and advocates - are disproportionately Jewish. Ultimately, the morality of cannabis is determined by what we do with it. With the rise of the legalized cannabis and prominence of both Jews and the Jewish homeland within this development, we have the opportunity to utilize it as a force for good within the world.
Rabbi Dr. Baruch HaLevi is the Director of Corporate Responsibility for ONE Cannabis Group (OCG), a Colorado based, vertically integrated cannabis operator and the country’s largest cannabis franchiser. Baruch has brought to OCG his passion for social justice and “conscious capitalism,” applying these values to the industry in what he calls, “Conscious Cannabis.” He’s achieving this through OCG’s Social Equity and Economic Development (SEED) venture, where states and cities are awarding cannabis licenses to those who have been negatively affected by racially biased cannabis laws in the past.