Lansing Church holds first Marijuana Service

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on June 27, 2016.

Aiming to combat the stigma associated with marijuana, the Lansing Herbal Farmer’s Market on Sunday hosted the inaugural service for the First Marijuana Church of Logic and Reason. Approximately 50 people gathered on the occasion.

The service was led by 34-year-old Jeremy Hall, an ordained minister and state-licensed medical marijuana patient.

 “We are trying to bring nature back into our lives in such a positive way and doing that change in the name of cannabis.” Hall said. “Marijuana can be a part of a religious experience because it can help those in pain and create a sense of belonging.”

He further said, “You are consuming something that is breaking down all these preconceived notions and barriers and provides an outpouring of love”.

Hall also revealed that he intends to conduct weekly services and provide a space where people can be spiritual, but also feel safe to take any of their medications. He encouraged both medical marijuana users and non-users to visit the non-profit, agnostic place of worship and bring an open mind with them.

Michigan voters approved marijuana use for some chronic medical conditions in 2008.

However, the voters in Lansing passed a City Charter amendment in 2013 that says nothing in the city's Code of Ordinances applies to use, possession or transfer of less than one ounce of marijuana on private person who is at least 21.

Since the church is on private property, the worship services will not violate any city or state laws.

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