This article by Amna Shamim was originally published on The Medical Cannabis Community, and appears here with permission.

While some modern Jews may be skittish about cannabis, ancient Israelites were not. In May 2020, Israeli archeologists identified cannabis residue on artefacts which came from an ancient temple in the south of Israel. This showed that ancient Jews were using cannabis as part of their religious rituals. We don’t know if they got stoned from it but the optimist in me hopes they did.

If you want to celebrate the High Holidays this year in the spirit of those ancient Jews, you have several good options for doing so (some of these will require familial cooperation or hosting your own seder.)

You can:

1. Make an apple pipe

There are so many apples at every Rosh Hashanah celebration that one or two going missing is unlikely to be noticed. You can make a traditional apple pipe with just an apple and a pen or if you’re feeling more creative, you could go for a hollowed apple pipe. The smoking experience is about the same whichever apple pipe you choose and neither one will make your smoke apple flavored (sorry!)

Need help? How to make apple pipes instructions here

2. Infuse honey for your apples and honey

If you’d prefer to eat your cannabis, you could infuse your honey and share it with your entire family or seder. Edibles are nice because they won’t set off …

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