[State] supreme court rules in favor of religious freedom to use psychedelic mushrooms
According to the decision, Jeremy D. Mack of Colebrook had practiced a shamanic, Earth-based religion for years… wrote that the U.S. Constitution protects religious beliefs, while the [State] Constitution protects both beliefs and practices.“ [Additionally, according the Oregon Constitution; All… shall be secure in the Natural right… according to the dictates of their own consciences… no law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise, and enjoyment of religeous [sic] opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience…]
We have long recognized… there is a broad, a general, a universal statement and declaration of the ‘natural and unalienable right’ of ‘every individual,’ of every human being, in the state, to make such religious profession, to entertain such religious sentiments, or to belong to such religious persuasion as he chooses, and to worship… privately and publicly in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience and reason,’” wrote Supreme Court Justice James Bassett, quoting a 150-year-old opinion from 1868. Restrictions for the sacrament… it should not be taken when operating a motor vehicle or shooting firearms.
Original Article (Union Leader):
NH Supreme Court rules in favor of religious freedom to use psychedelic mushrooms
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