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Fatwaa ID: 1448

Is cannabis use prohibited in Islam? How about if it is being used to treat depression or medical use?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Cannabis itself is a plant, thus pure. If the cannabis plant itself or something cannabis based is eaten or externally applied, then that is permissible provided that it is not infused with THC and it does not contain any haraam ingredient. As for medicinal use, if there are no alternative medicines available and a qualified upright physician prescribes a cannabis based medicine infused with THC, then one will be excused to use it as prescribed.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

12/20/1444 AH – 07/08/2023 CE | 466

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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