Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of ‘Sacramental’ Marijuana

By on January 28, 2016

– Read the entire article at Oregon Live.

Leaders of a Native American church have sued the U.S. Postal Service in federal court after the government seized marijuana that church leaders say was intended for religious use by a member in Ohio.

Leaders of the Utah-based Oklehueha Native American Church said the federal government violated their right to religious freedom when authorities seized marijuana intended for use as part of “Native American spiritual healing practices” by a member who suffers from cancer.

Joy Graves leads a Cottage Grove branch of the church. Graves and James Mooney, the church’s spiritual leader, are listed as plaintiffs in the suit, filed this month in U.S. District Court in Portland.


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