…Senator helps psychedelic church with fight against DEA and IRS
In a court filing in September , the church disclosed that Senator Chuck Grassley has been lending a hand as it has fought for the exemptions.
Specifically, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s… office has tried to help the church get answers about requests it filed with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Iowaska Church of Healing has been trying without success to obtain a religious exemption from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which designates ayahuasca as illegal, and tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For example, after being denied an IRS tax exemption and submitting an appeal, that request “languished with no response from Defendant until Plaintiff enlisted the assistance of United States Senator Charles Grassley’s office to expedite the appeals process and an appeals conference was held on April 1, 2021,” the filing says.
Original Article (Marijuana Moment):
Anti-Drug GOP senator helps psychedelic church with fight against DEA and IRS
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