Drug Laws get in the way of the Church’s Rituals

Indiana has a new church. The First Church of Cannabis is newly recognized and now wants to really shake things up. Weed is not their god, but founder Bill Levin would like to use it as a sacrament during their service.

He took it to court and a judge ruled against him saying that police aren’t trained to tell if someone is sincere in their religious beliefs and since marijuana is against the law there would be an arrest.

Undeterred, Levin is going to try again to use the new state Religious Freedom Restoration Act to make smoking pot a religious exemption. Hallelujah?

Source: NBC 4

 

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