Indiana AG fights 'pot' church

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

marijuana leavesA judge in Indiana will decide whether marijuana smokers can use the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to use pot.

Since the passage of RFRA in Indiana, the First Church of Cannabis was formed on the basis that it's a religious right – even their duty – to light up.

But the Office of the Attorney General of Indiana says it's against state law to possess and or smoke marijuana.

A lawsuit was filed and the attorney general's office has become involved in the legal matter, AG spokesman Jeremy Brilliant tells OneNewsNow.

"Basically the attorneys at the Indiana Attorney General's office said that this was nothing more than a political stunt and a political crusade turned into a legal stunt," he says. "These were people who were clearly not members of an organized religion but they were using this law as an excuse to smoke pot."

The case is being heard in Marion County, home to Indianapolis.

Brilliant says the state's attorney general, Curtis Hill, will not tolerate the abuse of state law.

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