Church Of Cannabis Holds First Service, Marijuana Smoking Nixed Due To Arrest Threats By ...

The First Church of Cannabis in Indiana has attracted dozens of patrons adorned in tie-dyed clothing and shirts with marijuana leaf emblems. The recently formed Indianapolis church was reportedly formed as a test case for the new Religious Freedom and Restoration Act in the state. The church was founded in March by members seeking to legalize marijuana in the state of Indianapolis as a religious liberty, according to TIME.

The first service was held at the First Church of Cannabis on Wednesday. The attendees reportedly opted to celebrate the opening of the Indianapolis church without smoking pot during the service because government authorities threatened to arrest anyone toking on marijuana during the rites.

Some neighbors of the cannabis church object to the formation of the group because it is not a good fit for the area and noted the...

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