INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It could be the first challenge to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act as a newly formed church plans to smoke marijuana for their first official service.
The founder of the First Church of Cannabis says he believes parishioners will be allowed to smoke marijuana during services because cannabis is considered the church’s holy sacrament.
When the Religious Freedom Restoration Act goes into effect on July 1st, the church plans to partake of their holy sacrament.
Church founder Bill Levin insists his religion is about love and respect and he does not expect there to be any arrests.
“And we spark up and we light and we all pray to happiness, compassion and love and we all dance in the seats and we all have a good time,” said Levin. “And the band will be playing and everybody will feel beautiful and the amount of joy that comes off of this property will be a more powerful beam than anything seen on any other planet looking down here.”
The First Church of Cannabis is still looking for a permanent location. The church expects about 1,000 people to attend its first service on July 1st.