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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: At 'Pot Churches,' Marijuana Is The Sacrament

    Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord's Prayer. In between, there is the sacrament. "Breathe deep and blow harder," intoned Pastor Grant Atwell after distributing marijuana joints to 20 worshipers on a recent Sunday. "Nail the insight down, whether you get it...
  2. Ron Strider

    Can We Talk About Marijuana At Church

    Before brushing her teeth and getting ready for bed, Dianne Fulkerson (not her real name) eats one small cookie laced with THC. After years of struggling with anxiety and restless nights, Fulkerson was encouraged by her daughter to try marijuana to help her sleep. Fulkerson was hesitant at...
  3. Ron Strider

    Indiana AG Says High Hopes Of First Church Of Cannabis Are Unsupported By State Law

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed a legal document Friday asking the Marion Superior Court to grant a final judgment in the state's favor in regards to a lawsuit filed by a pot-smoking church. The First Church of Cannabis filed the lawsuit against the City of Indianapolis and the...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: Churches Offer Marijuana To Members, Feature Pot-Smoking Jesus In Ads

    Two churches in San Jose that offer its members marijuana are being scrutinized by the city. Authorities say the churches are fronts for illegal dispensaries. Inside Coachella Valley Church you'll find pews, an altar and pictures of Jesus. But you'll also find lighting up is encouraged. We...
  5. Ron Strider

    California Marijuana Club Caught Pretending To Be A Church

    A California marijuana club posing as a fake church was unmasked this week after police seized more than $20,000 worth of weed products from the dispensary. The illegal marijuana dispensary called itself The Citadel Church of La Puente and sold marijuana, edibles, such as chocolate bars, and...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Church That Uses Marijuana Draws Roseville's Ire

    A marijuana controversy is brewing in Roseville after a group claiming to be a church opened a temple that uses marijuana in its practice. The Temple of Healing and Meditation opened in October in a business plaza off Harding Boulevard. The city, however, claims it's a dispensary, not a...
  7. Ron Strider

    Holy Smoke! The Church Of Cannabis

    It started, naturally, with a group of friends smoking a joint. Steve Berke, a graduate of Yale University, was temporarily living in an old church in Denver, Colorado. His estate agent parents had bought the 113-year-old building with the plan to turn it into flats. He and Lee Molloy, as well...
  8. Ron Strider

    Medical Cannabis Dispensary Eyes Vacant 100 Church St

    This past week, neighbors around 100 Church St. received a Planning notice stating that an inquiry was made into whether a Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) can be established in the property. A Ms. Svetlana Shkolnikov requested a Letter of Determination (LOD) from Planning regarding the...
  9. Ron Strider

    CO: DPD Sting Leads To Consumption Citations For Denver Church

    Three of the founders of Denver's International Church of Cannabis were cited for public consumption of marijuana and violating the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act for their 4/20 rally after several undercover Denver police officers were able to get inside the church's event that day. Steve...
  10. Ron Strider

    LDS Church Weighs In On Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative In Utah

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could have a significant impact on the upcoming ballot initiative for medical marijuana in Utah. The LDS Church, which weighs in on moral and social issues, has spoken out against recreational cannabis ballot initiatives in the past. Asked by...
  11. Ron Strider

    CO: Marijuana On Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens In Denver

    For the International Church of Cannabis in Denver, there were three reasons to celebrate on Thursday. First, it was opening day. The church, a more than century-old building recently adorned with brightly colored paintings by the artists Kenny Scharf and Okuda San Miguel, welcomed the public...
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    The Church - Green House Seeds - DWC Grow

    The Church by Green House Seeds Company: Many MJ breeders constantly claim that their strains can reach 20% THC and higher. While these breeders aren't completely lying, most home grown MJ barely reaches 10% THC. I have heard a many great things about this strain. But I ultimately chose the...
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    On A Mission For Marijuana, First Church Of Cannabis Rolls Into Michigan

    While you're remembering how the good times rolled in 2016, here from the Patch archives is a story we thought we'd never write: (Originally published on Sept. 16, 2016) Congregants in this church aren't high on Jesus. In fact, the very name of the church sounds like lyrics from a rock and...
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    Cannabis Church Stays Optimistic About Laws

    Members of The First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis had a mixed reaction to election results earlier this month. There was a general sense of dread about the Republicans' romp, with one person writing on the church's Facebook page: "You will probably need to be stoned to get through the...
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    Mormon Brothers Among Utah Residents Pushing For Medical Pot

    Salt Lake City - Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of Utah residents embracing medical marijuana as a way to treat a host of ailments. Nathan Frodsham has advanced degenerative disc disease, leaving him with burning pain as nerves in his neck are pinched by...
  16. K

    Mormon Brothers Among Utah Residents Pushing For Medical Pot

    Salt Lake City - Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of Utah residents embracing medical marijuana as a way to treat a host of ailments. Nathan Frodsham has advanced degenerative disc disease, leaving him with burning pain as nerves in his neck are pinched by...
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    First Rastafari Church Since Legalization Comes To Colorado Springs

    If you know just one thing about Colorado Springs, it's probably that we're a mecca for organized religion. Indeed, renowned evangelical behemoths like Focus on the Family and New Life Church make a home here, as do nearly 800 congregations of all orientations and sizes, according to the...
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    Cannabis Church Debuts In Lansing

    Lansing - A cannabis congregation. A parish of pot supporters. Marijuana missionaries. Approximately 50 people gathered Sunday in south Lansing for the debut of a new church: The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason The gathering was a kick-off for what organizer Jeremy Hall...
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    Michigan's First Cannabis Church Of Logic And Reason To Hold First Weed Service

    A non-denominational church in Lansing, Michigan will be holding their first weed service - followed by a potluck - on Sunday as part of an outreach program designed to destigmatize marijuana usage and combine it with spirituality. According to the Lansing State Journal, the First Cannabis...
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    New Laws May Close 150 Detroit Pot Shops

    Cop, inspectors visit stores in crackdown Detroit's crackdown on marijuana storefront shops could lead to about 150 fewer shops than existed in the city at the height of the industry, Mayor Mike Duggan said. Teams of city inspectors and police officers have begun visiting stores to enforce...