Church of Cannabis suit raises religious liberty issues

Bill Levin poses in the sanctuary at The First Church of Cannabis. (Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/The Star file photo)
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Legal experts question whether church can overcome hurdles in challenging Indiana's marijuana laws.

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Cops warn of arrests at Church of Cannabis

Image of First Church of Cannabis founder Bill Levin in Indianapolis (Photo: John Tuohy/The Star)
Authorities in Indianapolis warn that anyone caught smoking marijuana at the First Church of Cannabis’ planned service next week could end up arrested.
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First Church of Cannabis could test RFRA

Image of Bill Levin, founder of Indian's First Church of Cannabis.
Courts ultimately might have to decide whether practices amount to sincere religion
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Indiana's Church of Cannabis Growing Like a Weed

Indiana's religious freedom law, signed by GOP Gov. Mike Pence, right, has effectively legalized marijuana for members of the First Church of Cannabis, says church founder Bill Levin, left.
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The state's new religious freedom law means marijuana rules have gone to pot, church founder says.
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The First Church of Cannabis approved after Indiana's religious freedom law was passed

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The First Church of Cannabis Inc. has been approved by Indiana's secretary of state after the state's religious freedom legislation became law last week.
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