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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