Native American Church Petitions Court Over Marijuana Injunction Denial
Mealey's (October 12, 2016, 1:36 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Native American church recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the U.S. government’s marijuana laws substantially burden church members’ religious freedom (Oklevueha Native Church of Hawaii, Inc., et al. v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, et al., No. 16-418, U.S. Sup.; 2016 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 3507).
(Petition for writ of certiorari available. Document #96-161014-032B.)
Members of the Oklevueha Native Church of Hawaii receive communion through cannabis in their religious ceremonies and daily worship. In 2009, the...