Bill Levin, the founder of First Church of Cannabis, states on his Facebook page that the church has received approval from Indiana Secretary of State.
Folks…. I have GOOD NEWS. Together we will Pray as CANNATAERIANS.
WELCOME TO MY CHURCH!
THE FIRST CHURCH OF CANNABIS INC. – Status: Approved by Secretary of State of Indiana – “Congratulations your registration has been approved!”
Now we begin to accomplish our goals of Love,Understanding and Good Health.
Our first goal is to lease a building to pray in. Creating THE CHURCH.
Ultimately I see a HOUSE OF HEMP built with Love by Hoosiers for all to participate in. We will offer family services to help those in need. We will reach our hands out to those that need it. We will love, honor and respect each other.
We will celebrate “ONE UNIVERSAL LOVE” in our daily lives.
LOVE is the cornerstones of this church. ALL WELCOMED!
Levin is asking for donations of $4.20 toward his non-profit chruch. No word on how much of that will be set aside to defend against the lawsuits that are undoubtedly coming.
This is being noted as an unintended consequence of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA). Is a church’s right to smoke weed as a “religious sacrament” protected under the RFRA? This puts Republican Gov. Mike Pence in a difficult and embarrassing position of defending RFRA while at the same time figuring out a way to exclude the First Church of Cannabis from protection under the same.
In their rush to “protect” religious freedom, the Republican governor seems to have created the very slippery slope that conservatives always tout as a reason not to allow basic freedoms.
(Addicting Info Article: “Indiana Religious Freedom Law Unwittingly Ushers In First Church Of Cannabis For Weed Worshipers“)