Stoned Philosopher’s Thoughts:
To say that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration act is contentious would be putting it mildly.
While I won’t get into the moral argument here, the new law signed into place by Indiana’s governor “provides that a state or local government action may not substantially burden a person’s right to the exercise of religion.”
It turns out ‘religion’ has been pretty loosely defined. This has opened the door for some ingenious tokers to start the First Church of Cannabis. Since Indiana still considers cannabis illegal both medicinally and recreational, this could result in some stiff contention as to how the law will be defined.
The new members of this religious order call themselves “Cannataerians” and have sacred texts and a code of conduct called the “New Deity Dozen.” The “dozen” rules include things such as treating others as equals and starting out the day with a smile. With all the hate and discontent that has come from this new law being passed, I think we all could use some time in this new church.
Would you become a Cannataerian?
Photo: Torben Hansen