Friday , August 23 2019
  • Loading stock data...

Home / Legal / Marijuana is part of its religion, says California church fighting to stay open

Marijuana is part of its religion, says California church fighting to stay open

By David Downey

An Inland church that uses marijuana to worship is embroiled in a bitter dispute with Jurupa Valley, which alleges the Vault Church of Open Faith is primarily a pot store and has been trying to shut it down for more than a year.

An association representing the church and about 15 others like it fired back Friday, April 13, filing a claim against the city seeking $1.2 million in damages and alleging harassment and discrimination. Church leaders say they smoke marijuana or eat edibles as part of spiritual meditation as a religious sacrament, but city officials say they’re using religion as a front for selling pot.

City Manager Gary Thompson said Jurupa Valley’s city attorney is reviewing the claim. Such a claim is often a precursor to the filing of a lawsuit.

Read more at the San Jose Mercury News

About admin

Check Also

Cannabis Consumers Want Hollywood To Abandon Marijuana Stereotypes

By Mike Adams If Hollywood plans to capitalize on the average cannabis consumer, a new …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CONTACT US
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
* we never share your e-mail with third parties.