Police Fine Church Member Who Brought Marijuana To Park

Three members of a church that uses marijuana in its ceremonies have been ticketed for possessing a controlled substance at a National Park.

RHODE ISLAND:  Three members of a church that uses marijuana in its ceremonies have been ticketed for possessing a controlled substance at Roger Williams National Memorial.Police moved in Tuesday and issued $100 citations after members of the West Greenwich-based Healing Church lit a glass pipe they referred to as a chalice.Anne Armstrong, deaconess of church, Read the full article…

Whoops: Indiana’s Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Act Opens The Door For The First Church of Cannabis

Levin’s new church may need the money: It’s still looking for a place to lease so it can hold its first church service on July 1, when Levin promises that worshippers “will light up” and fill the sanctuary with marijuana smoke.

INDIANA:  In a classic case of “unintended consequences,” the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for the establishment of the First Church of Cannabis in the Hoosier State. While Governor Mike Pence (R) was holding a signing ceremony for the bill allowing businesses and individuals to deny Read the full article…

Is It Moral To Use Marijuana Recreationally? Portland-Area Faith Leaders Weigh In

Leaders of The Healing Church of West Greenwich have using marijuana for prayer and anointing daily since last Thursday at the Roger Williams National Memorial.

OREGON:  Recreational marijuana might be legal in Oregon come July 2015, but is smoking pot moral? That’s a question many Oregonians of faith are already wrestling with, including religious leaders in the Portland area. While some faith leaders surveyed in the aftermath of Measure 91‘s passage took a stand against any recreational drug use, most identified the issue of Read the full article…

Easter On 4/20, Pot Holy Day; Pastors Reach Out

Yet amid the online cracks about worshipping a "higher" power, tutorials on how to make a joint shaped like a cross and photos of Easter baskets piled with pot-filled eggs, a handful of churches nationwide are using the unfortunate coincidence to make much bigger points.

CALIFORNIA: Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear. Yet amid the online cracks about worshipping a “higher” Read the full article…