Hi my name is Rev. Christopher a Jones
I am looking for legal advice on the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993" i hold services on Wed, Thurs and Sun.. We are like any other church in the united states but we are part of the THC Ministry ([url removed, login to view]) We're a small group of people (10) ADULTS
We're not "POT-HEADS" and we DO NOT smoke cannabis just to get HIGH. We smoke for god. We smoke cannabis religiously...
I Did some research on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 and found this
TITLE 42 > CHAPTER 21B > § 2000bb–1
§ 2000bb–1. Free exercise of religion protected
Release date: 2003-07-24
(a) In general
Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
Government may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person—
(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and
(2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
(c) Judicial relief
A person whose religious exercise has been burdened in violation of this section may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against a government. Standing to assert a claim or defense under this section shall be governed by the general rules of standing under article III of the Constitution.
I Have ordered the Sanctuary Kit from [url removed, login to view]
i need legit legal information if i am protected by law our not..
Rev. Christopher a jones