Major Victory for Christian Marijuana Smokers in Canada

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Ottawa | A 12 year old legal battle between the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Christian Church of Marijuana has finally ended today as the Supreme Court of Canada came to the conclusion that the church and its followers were legally practicing their religious beliefs after a police raid seized no less than 200 pounds of marijuana in the little town of Cochrane, Alberta, in 2002.

The Supreme Court deemed the Rocky View County police force would have to reimburse the loss of the 200 pounds of confiscated and destroyed marijuana, which is estimated to value between 200,000$ and 1,000,000$. This is a major win for the religious organization, opening the doors for other religious groups who have been claiming the same rights for years now, such as the Rastafarians of Canada.

Church of Marijuana lawyer, Adam Whitehorn, convinced the jury that the Bible cited multiple times the use of marijuana as food, medicine and for religious practices, and that the religious group based their faith on these beliefs.

An expert ethnobotanist from the University of British Columbia, Carrie Wines, was also called to the bar and argued how the holy anointing oil used in the Bible, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus (30:22-23), contained over six pounds of kaneh-bosem, a substance identified by respected etymologists, linguists, anthropologists, botanists and other researchers as cannabis

“There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion…. There is no way that so important a plant as a fiber source for textiles and nutritive oils and one so easy to grow would have gone unnoticed… the mere harvesting of it would have induced an entheogenic reaction” also claimed the expert.

A historical precedent

The Supreme Court also ruled that members of the church should be allowed to not only live from the growing of hemp and it’s derived products, but as well were to legally grow cannabis potent with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant, to consume it and to sell it to its members.

“It is our divine right to use this sacred herb. If God did not want us to use this sacred plant, he would not have created it in the first place. It’s pretty obvious if you ask me” explains an enthusiastic member of the church.

The religion that had only started with 12 followers, has now reached more than 1,000 people only a few hours after the verdict was released to the media. “We received more then 20,000 application forms on our Facebook page to join our church in the first two hours. We barely have enough people to take care of all the bureaucracy” admits brother Harris, enthusiastically.

“It is a blessing that our message of love is spreading around the world. It shows that God is not deaf to our plight” he confided.

12 Comments on "Major Victory for Christian Marijuana Smokers in Canada"

  1. I saw it in the National Post this morning, hope this can help people get closer to God. It’s a great way to get the youth into christianity.

    • Definitely, the message of truth shall be spread

      – Isaiah

    • “a great way to get youth into Christianity” ?? sounds like brainwashing to me.
      Medicine and false common religion have nothing in common.

    • A TRUE follower of Christ would not smoke. What’s the difference between a Christian and one who is not? These days its seems people calling themselves Christians can break any law they want. Does this make sense? God gave us the 10 commandments but later decides He made a mistake and allows us to sin? This is a JOKE not what CHRIST taught. These people use the name of CHRIST to justify their own lusts. The day is coming when all will have to answer to God. Its no wonder the Muslims hate us.

    • Brit, you say a true follower would not smoke. I find that to be a rather blanket statement. Scripture also says ‘Judge not lest you be judged’. I know a few Christians, myself among them, who smoke. I happen to do it to relieve the constant pain that I am under due to medical issues. Marijuana is the most versatile natural medicine known to man. Not to mention the other uses, for which it is perfectly suited. But people forget about that and like to judge and look down on those who might use it. Also remember that Christ admittedly drank wine, an addictive substance which was, in his time, MUCH stronger than what we know today. If Christ drank and was still perfect, I cannot see a little herb being cause for such harsh speak. This all being said, I do believe many smokers abuse it and are no worse than drunkards, which Christ forbade on more than one occasion.

    • A follower of Christ would not smoke? Then they talk about the Ten commandments???? what, is one of them “thou shalt not smoke???” Ridiculous

  2. I live in Alberta and I tried to access their site but it crashed…bummer… guess i’ll have to wait a few days…. Must be too much people trying to join! 😉

    • Same thing here, but my friend who told me about it got an email confirmation. Damnit, he’s always been the fast one! >:( !!!

  3. David-George | May 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm | Reply

    This is great news! Could someone post a link to their facebook page of website please?

  4. This great news. I assume the Church of the universe would be in the same boat?

  5. @NiagaraCannabis (twitter) | May 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Reply

    What does this mean for me as a Christian? What are the steps required for me to allow this to apply to me?

    • 1. Get some marijuana
      2. Prepare it for ingestion, inhalation, etc.
      3. Consume it.
      4. Anyone challenges you on it, explain to them your faith regarding this.

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