No, Indiana’s religious freedom law won’t let you start a marijuana church

Sorry, Hoosiers, but you probably can’t use Indiana’s religious freedom law as an excuse to smoke marijuana — although residents like Bill Levin, founder of the First Church of Cannabis, are certainly trying.

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which takes effect on July 1, allows people to challenge laws that “substantially burden” their religious practices.

Following the RFRA’s passage, the Washington Post‘s Sarah Bailey and Huffington Post‘s Matt Ferner reported that Levin founded the First Church of Cannabis, which considers marijuana a sacrament, in an attempt to bypass the state’s laws prohibiting marijuana for any purpose.

“It’s a new religion for people who happen to live in our day and age,” Levin told the Huffington Post on Monday, while discussing his church. READ MORE HERE………………

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