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Defendant cites membership in First Church of Cannabis for pot use

 


A Golden Valley woman is asking the courts to allow her to smoke marijuana for religious reasons — because she belongs to the First Church of Cannabis.

Through her lawyer, 31-year-old Ashley Firnschild is arguing to the Hennepin County District Court that the weed’s illegality places an “undue burden” on her “sincerely held” religious beliefs as a member of the Indiana-based church established earlier this year. The case is coming before the court because Firnschild is alleged to have smoked the weed in violation of a condition of her probation for a drug charge.

http://www.startribune.com/defendant-cites-religion-seeks-reprieve-from-probation-ban-on-smoking-marijuana/327605281/

 

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