Miscellany

Should drug laws make exceptions for spiritual highs?

In a 2002 case that foreshadowed Uniao do Vegetal’s fight for the right to drink ayahuasca, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit suggested that RFRA might protect possession (but not distribution) of marijuana by Rastafarians. No doubt that possibility gives drug warriors nightmares in which everyone arrested on marijuana charges claims to consider the plant a sacrament.
In related news, Rastafarianism is the fastest growing religion in America, especially on college campuses…

Should drug laws make exceptions for spiritual highs?

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