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Medicinal Cannabis Use

Question:
From a patient with their permission-

hello,

I live in a country where medicinal/recreational cannabis use is illegal. I suffer from a chronic condition which responds very well to cannabis. In fact if I lived in another country where medicinal cannabis use is legal doctors would prescribe this for me. The only access I have to cannabis in my country is by purchasing it illegally and smoking it. Am I permitted to do this halachically or not?

many thanks.

Answer:

Yes, this would be permissible from a halachic standpoint.

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