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What We Know About the Northern California Marijuana Raids

What We Know About the Northern California Marijuana Raids

What We Know About the Northern California Marijuana Raids

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.

Court Rules Native American Church Not Exempt From MJ Laws

Court Rules Native American Church Not Exempt From MJ Laws

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.

Church Sues Indiana

The First Church of Cannabis Sues Indiana

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.

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First Church of Cannabis Wins Tax-Exempt Status

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.


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