New Cannabis Church
The Main Point
The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason could very well be the best church ever—especially if you like weed. That’s because it not only allows but actively encourages, congregants to get high while worshipping.
The church is based in Lansing, Michigan. And it aims to bring together the world of cannabis and the world of religion.
“The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason is a non-profit, agnostic organization that leaves religious theology up to the individual,” the church’s Facebook page said.
“We believe that through the use of cannabis and its derivatives we can better connect with the world around us, both physically and spiritually.”
The church had its first service last Sunday. Since it’s agnostic, the church doesn’t preach any particular doctrine or theology. Instead, it tries to uplift people through positive messages and the use of cannabis.
The Church’s Mission
Church leaders hope to start changing some of the stigma linked to cannabis use.
“You are consuming something that is breaking down all these preconceived notions and barriers and provides an outpouring of love,” said Jeremy Hall.
Hall is a 34-year-old ordained minister. He is currently the leader of the new cannabis church.
So far the church doesn’t have any worries about getting in trouble with the law. Services are held in a dispensary called Lansing Herbal Farmers Market. And under current Lansing rules, there shouldn’t be any problems with churchgoers using cannabis since the dispensary is private property.
Along with sharing positive messages and a safe place to smoke herb, the church hopes to make it easier for people to access cannabis. During their services, they pass a roach collection plate.
People attending the church can donate extra cannabis or even their leftover roaches. The donated ganja is then given to those who need it, but who might not be able to afford it.
“If you have any extra or if you normally toss them out, please consider saving them up and bringing them with you,” the church’s Facebook page said. “Everyone helps!!!”
The Gospel of Ganja
Michigan is already a fairly 420 friendly state. Although recreational cannabis use still isn’t legal, medical marijuana is. And Lansing has established itself as a city that’s especially open to the possibilities of cannabis use.
The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason could help further legitimize and normalize the use of cannabis in Michigan and beyond.