Person holding a cross with cannabis leaves
May 9th, 2019

Despite the growing popularity of cannabis, traditional religion remains quite wary of the substance. One California pastor is trying to change that. Continue reading

Marijuana leaves
October 15th, 2018

Breaking with its own longstanding prohibition on substances of all types – including alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs and even coffee – LDS leadership has reluctantly sided with pot activists to back legislation allowing medical marijuana to be sold in Utah. Continue reading

International Church of Cannabis sign
April 20th, 2017

The International Church of Cannabis preaches the benefits of cannabis use, but some critics aren’t buying it. They refuse to recognize cannabis worship as a real religion, and insist the church is no more than a scheme to justify getting high all the time. What do you think? Continue reading

July 31st, 2015

The Indiana government is barring a ULC minister from the free expression of his faith. Despite religious conservatives having just passed a controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act to supposedly prevent such restrictions, Bill Levin of the First Church of Cannabis … Continue reading

June 3rd, 2015

Should pot smokers go to jail? Many politicians on both sides of the aisle sure think so, despite having a hazy past with pot themselves. Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is one such person. His rival for the Republican nomination, Rand … Continue reading

November 13th, 2012

The 2012 United States election presented a mother lode of surprises, from the first gay marriage measures approved by popular vote to a ceiling-breaking number of women elected to Congress. It also heralded a new era in access to marijuana, … Continue reading

August 30th, 2012

Ray Merriweather has been suffering from multiple sclerosis since 2001. This inflammatory disease, which has no cure or effective treatment, afflicts Merriweather with lesions on his spinal cord and brain and has partially disabled the right side of his body. … Continue reading