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First Church of Cannabis

At first I thought this was an April fools joke, but the original article was published in the Washington Post on March 30, so I assume it is legit.

In the wake of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration act, which prevents the state from “substantially burdening” a person’s exercise of religion (even if it violates the law), Bill Levin has created the First Church of Cannabis. The Secretary of State approved the church as a religious corporation, even though cannabis is listed as the church’s sacrament.

Marijuana is currently illegal in Indiana, even for medical use. Does this conflict with Levin’s religious freedom? Stay tuned by checking in to the church’s Facebook page.

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