Is it absurd to see cannabis as a religious sacrament? Does selling prerolls in your “holy” spot discredit your worship? Expect such questions of your budding cannabis church when the institutional press comes to town.
New York Times
- Big Bear’s Jah Healing Kemetic Temple of the Divine filed paperwork as a church in 2017. Within a year, the county was accusing it of being an illegal dispensary. Despite adding day care and homeless services, Jah Healing, like all cannabis churches, still faces government skepticism.
- “When government gets involved, the point that it must stop at is that sincerity. It can’t get into what the beliefs are,” said cannabis attorney Tom Pappas. “If we truly are the society that we’re supposed to be, the importance of that freedom is as important as anything else.”
- Nevada began investigating Certified AG Labs in August, for possible mold and yeast-levels violations. Then the lab found itself suspended under Nevada’s zero-tolerance policy on perceived manipulation of THC potency. Now the Certified Ag is fighting back.