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Toronto Group Fails To Convince Judge Pot Smoking A Religious Right

Post by eva on Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:05 pm

Toronto Group Fails To Convince Judge Pot Smoking A Religious Right

at 15:14 on February 07, 2011, EST ~ Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A religious group that uses marijuana to get closer to God won't be sparking up with the blessings of the court. The Church of the Universe, which uses the drug as a sacrament, lost its bid Monday to be exempt from Canada's pot laws. It launched the constitutional challenge in defence of two members charged with drug trafficking.

"For religious people who find meaning and purpose through religion, there's no plan B," lawyer George Filipowic, who represented one of the men, said outside court.

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