from Cannabis Chassidis

Monday, July 25, 2005

Medicine is not holy. It’s better!

And the other reason no psak can ever prohibit marijuana is… and this is one of the deepest halachic principles EVAR…

Rabbis have no authority over medicine. It’s just not their field.

How do we know this? The gemara in Brochos is chock full of folk cures for different conditions, olive oil soup with beets for fevers, incantations for choking on bones… And a pious person might think, he’s required to use these particular treatments for such conditions… Or at least that our tradition, given us by the Lord God Himself, would have the correct thing to do for any sickness, right?

The story continues here