Spirituality

Pro-Marijuana Alabama Church promotes psychoactive drugs as medicine

The church has been licensed as a federally registered branch of the Oklevueha Lakota Sioux Nation Native American Church, which has a religious exemption allowing its members to use psilocybin mushrooms and peyote cactus. Each of the 120 members of the church carries a photo ID that identifies them as protected under this exemption.

​Last May, clinical psychologist Peter Hendricks spoke at an event sponsored by the church about research that he has conducted on psilocybin. “I don’t support criminalizing any drug use,” Hendricks said. “People who have addictions are not helped by criminalization. If it were up to me, there would be more emphasis on providing treatment, less emphasis on punitive measures for people who are addicted.”

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Pro-Marijuana Alabama Church promotes psychoactive drugs as medicine
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