December 17, 2017


Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The IRS Just Gave the First Church of Cannabis Tax-Exempt Status

Remember when we recently wrote about the establishment of the “First Church of Cannabis” in Indiana? The church was founded by Bill Levin following the state’s passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that has received sharp criticism for allowing discrimination against anyone (such as gay people) who violates a business owner’s religious beliefs. In addition to collecting a suggested monthly tithing of $4.20, the First Church of Cannabis sought “love, understanding and good health” and planned to set up counseling for heroin addicts and a space for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 

Well, wouldn’t you know it, the IRS just granted the church tax-exempt status, which means that the First Church of Cannabis is being treated exactly the same as a Catholic church, a Jewish synagogue, a Muslim mosque, or any other recognized religious place of worship. Technically, a church is not required to apply for tax exemption, but there are a myriad of benefits to being granted it, from various tax advantages to limited auditing risks.

The church plans to hold its first service on July 1, 2015, the same day Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is officially implemented. ‘Cannataerians’ are encouraged to attend and are even permitted to consume cannabis during service (although keep in mind that cannabis in any form is still illegal in Indiana, and any amount can send you to jail for 180 days with a fine of $1,000).

Levin, who plans to grow hemp (which is permitted under state law), described cannabis, or the “healing plant,” as the church’s sacrament, and that, “This is a church to show a proper way of life, a loving way to live life.”

Amen to that.


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