Passover is just around the corner, and for those who celebrate, part of the holiday means major dietary restrictions. While there are many great options you can serve at your Seder dinner and enjoy throughout Passover, most marijuana edible recipes include ingredients that aren’t kosher. If you consume cannabis edibles, you may be wondering how to continue to medicate with cannabis during Passover.
This cannabis-infused take on the classic unleavened bread is kosher, as long as you consider cannabis itself to be kosher. This may differ depending on your tradition. However, in 2013, Orthodox rabbi Efraim Zalmanovich ruled that consuming marijuana for medical purposes is kosher. That said, using marijuana for fun or as an escape isn’t considered to be kosher.
If you’re consuming cannabis for medical purposes, and your tradition allows for its use, try out this marijuana-infused matzo recipe to stay medicated throughout Passover.
Ingredients for Marijuana-Infused Passover Matzo
- 1 tsp cannabis-infused extra virgin olive oil, or more if desired*
- 1 tsp all-purpose Passover flour for dusting**
- 1 cup all-purpose Passover flour**
- 1/3 cup water, or more if needed
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt (optional)
*You can make your own cannabis-infused extra virgin olive oil with this easy recipe.
**Flour for matzo must be approved for Passover, as it can’t have been in contact with liquids.
How to Make Marijuana-Infused Passover Matzo
- Place an oven rack near the top of your oven and preheat to 475 degrees F; place your heavy baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
- Moving to your clean work area, dust the surface and your rolling pin with 1 tsp of flour, or more if needed.
- Add 1 cup of flour into a mixing bowl and start a timer for 18 minutes. Pour the water into the flour, one tablespoon at time. For the matzo to be kosher, it must get into the oven in less than 18 minutes from when it comes into contact with the water, so keep an eye on time as you move through the next steps.
- Using your fork, stir the water and flour together, mixing the dough into a ball. Bring the ball of dough to the flour-dusted work surface and knead the dough quickly until smooth.
- Next, pull apart the dough into eight equal pieces, rolling each piece into a ball. Using the rolling pin, roll out each ball of dough into a flat circle. Then, let them rest for a few seconds before rolling them out into even larger circles. Repeat this process until the dough is very thin.
- Using your fork, poke holes into the dough 25-30 times before flipping it over and doing the same on the back. This will prevent the matzo from rising.
- Take the hot baking sheet out of the oven and place the dough circles on it; return the baking sheet to the oven.
- Cook for 2 minutes and then flip the matzo, cooking for another 2 minutes on the other side. The matzo should be lightly browned and crisp when done.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Brush with marijuana-infused extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt to taste.
Marijuana-Infused Matzo Recipe Variations
Matzo is a must-have at any Seder dinner, but not everyone wants their matzo to be medicated with cannabis. This recipe provides enough for around four people, but if you’d like to make a smaller personal batch, you can cut this recipe in half.
Another easy option is to make the matzo as directed, but use half cannabis-infused olive oil, and half non-medicated olive oil. This is a great option if guests would like to try a low-dose of medicated matzo and won’t require you to bake two separate batches. Just be sure to have the medicated and un-medicated versions separated and labeled before serving and keep any marijuana-infused matzo away from pets and children.
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