Monday, February 16, 2015

Colorado border church preaching to Wyoming cannabis choir

Chris Christian is director of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
Shortly before 4:20 p.m. Saturday, a dozen people gathered in a semi-circle inside a garage furnished with a couch and a coffee table covered in brownies, sunflower seeds and apple slices. They distributed joints. The group ignited their lighters and inhaled. The garage, home to a cannabis sacramental church called Greenfaith Ministries, began to fill with smoke. They were getting high, said the ministries' Rev. Brandon Baker, to demonstrate for marijuana legalization in Wyoming. A recent University of Wyoming poll found 72 percent of Wyomingites support medical marijuana. Thirty-five percent support recreational use. While NORML has rallied and started online petitions, the Cannabis Activists, while regularly rallying outside Casper's Wyoming Medical Center in the summer, can also be seen at political events, gauging candidates’ views on marijuana policy. Members also regularly talk to politicians about sponsoring and supporting bills. The groups don’t always speak of each other in flattering terms. There are personality conflicts, Christian said. [Laura Hancock, Casper Star-Tribune]
Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the US: Houston Chronicle.

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