The vast majority of Utah voters support legalizing medical marijuana. According to a new poll by UtahPolicy.com, approximately 73% of registered Utah voters either strongly or somewhat support legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
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A recent round of Northern California marijuana raids has resulted in numerous arrests, including that of Heidi Grossman-Lepp, leader of the Sugarleaf Rastafarian Church that claims marijuana as a religious sacrament.
Pennsylvania Pastor Shawn Berkebile knowingly allowed his church members to break the law when they confessed to him that they were going to use medical marijuana to treat their sick daughter.
Cut Video had a priest, a rabbi, and an atheist smoke weed together.
On Nov. 28, 2016, the United States Supreme Court refused to take up an appeal filed by a Native American church in Hawaii that was seeking exemption from federal marijuana laws, upholding a previous decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
On Aug. 8, 2016, Gallup released the results for its latest poll on marijuana use in America, finding that one in eight American adults currently smoke marijuana, which is almost double the percentage calculated in 2013.
Federal law does not protect the right of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry to distribute large amounts of marijuana for their religious practices.
In Israel, a leading haredi rabbi has declared that the use of marijuana during the Passover holiday is kosher.
On Feb. 5, 2016, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement to the Salt Lake Tribune, officially opposing SB 73, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Some New Yorkers will soon be able to partake in medical marijuana without having to worry about it clashing with their religious beliefs.
David Daily, a 35-year old businessman and owner of Grav Labs, a manufacturer of “high quality scientific glassware,” has combine his love of Judaism with his life’s work to create “the Grav Menorah,” a fully functional glass bong with room for eight night’s worth of candles as well as the shamash, which is used to light the others.
The highly publicized First Church of Cannabis has filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis. The church claims that anti-cannabis laws violate its members’ religious beliefs, which it claims is protected by the First Amendment and more specifically Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Bill Levin is the founder of The First Church of Cannabis, a newly formed religion in Indiana following the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The church is dedicated to using cannabis as its holy sacrament.
In 1986 the Oregon Supreme Court decided that Oregon’s controlled-substance statutes violated the “free exercise” clause of the U.S. Constitution in that they outlawed the use of certain drugs, including peyote, while allowing no safe harbor for their religious/sacramental use.
Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law has been widely criticized and condemned by many, but an innovative marijuana activist in the state is using the bill’s legal protections as a means to set up a new religious sect — the First Church of Cannabis.
In a surprise move, one Texas legislator is leading the fight for cannabis reform in the Lone Star State and he’s doing it with a Bible firmly clutched in hand.