Judge drops suit of Church that wants Marijuana be a sacrament
Posted by Sagar Satapathy on July 09, 2018.
Judge drops suit of Church that wants Marijuana be a sacramentIn a setback for an Indianapolis church that wants marijuana to be recognized as a sacrament, a judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the pot-smoking church.
According to the Indianapolish Star, the First Church of Cannabis filed the lawsuit 3 years ago in Marion Circuit Court, which was dropped by Judge Sheryl Lynch on Friday.
The First Church of Cannabis had filed the lawsuit on grounds that pot was considered a sacrament under Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Dismissing the suit of the church, Judge Sheryl Lynch said that the church’s love for marijuana does not count as practicing a religion.
This apart, the Judge also said that if the use and possession of illegal marijuana is allowed it would have negative impact on the society.
On the other hand, the pro-cannabis church group argued that the government has no right to decide which religious beliefs should be protected.
The church’s attorney had told The Star last week he plans to appeal should the church lose the case.comments powered by Disqus