Mistrial declared for Denver cannabis church leaders charged with open and public marijuana consumption

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 7:44 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The prosecution of leaders of a Denver cannabis church on charges of open and public consumption of marijuana didn’t make it past jury selection Wednesday. Denver County Court Judge Fred Rodgers…

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California ‘church’ was really an illegal marijuana dispensary, police allege

Published: Jan 23, 2018, 4:52 pm • Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 4:52 pm By Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Laguna Beach, Calif., police this month shut down what they allege was a marijuana dispensary posing as a church, the department said Monday. Officers seized more than 20…

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California authorities arrest 18, including Rastafarian church leader, in marijuana raids at numerous sites

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 3:36 pm • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 4:41 pm By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Northern California authorities have arrested 18 people and raided a dozen sites connected to marijuana operations. The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that one of the suspects is the…

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This new cannabis church pushes limits of Denver’s social-use pot law

Published: Apr 12, 2017, 9:19 am • Updated: Apr 12, 2017, 1:49 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A 113-year-old church in Denver has found a higher calling. The International Church of Cannabis opens its doors on April 20, the unofficial annual marijuana holiday. The renovated church at 400…

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In Alabama church, marijuana is part of spiritual and healing journey

Published: Mar 22, 2017, 9:49 am • Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 2:29 pm By Greg Garrison,  al.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With a stained-glass window behind them, a lineup of speakers stepped to the front of the church and talked about the potential health benefits of legalizing plants that are currently…

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