Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pot church of Indianapolis: Is it a real religion?

By Stephanie Wang and Michael Anthony Adams

INDIANA---By filing its highly anticipated religious liberty claim Wednesday, the First Church of Cannabis has put the question everyone's been wondering about in the hands of the court: Is this a real religion? And does it have a protected right to practice legitimate beliefs? Some legal experts remain skeptical that the cannabis church's challenge of Indiana's marijuana laws will survive for long in front of a judge. But the case focuses on — if a bit unusually — some of the weighty complexities of religious liberty claims and raises lingering questions over how Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act can and can't be used. [link]