The attorney for the First Church of Cannabis is disputing legal arguments by the Indiana Attorney General that it is not a real church nor should it be allowed to use marijuana as part of its sacrament.
The Attorney General filed motions in Marion County Court to dismiss the Church’s lawsuit that it has the right to have marijuana as part of its sacrament under the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The AG’s office says the FCOC does not meet the elements spelled out by the court to qualify as an established faith, and even if it did, marijuana is not legal either at the state or federal level so it should not be allowed.
Indy Politics spoke with Mark Small, the attorney for the Church. His comments run about nine minutes in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.