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Church likely to prevail in dispute over hallucinogenic tea
    #1901893 - 09/10/03 01:04 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/dll/udv_10prelim.htm

10th Circuit:
Church likely to prevail in dispute over hallucinogenic tea
(c) Associated Press 09.05.03

DENVER ? A New Mexico church was handed a small victory yesterday when a federal appeals court ruled its use of hallucinogenic tea was likely to be protected under religious-freedom laws.

The 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, upheld a preliminary injunction against the U.S. attorney general, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other government agencies that sought to prohibit the tea's use.

The panel majority agreed with the U.S. District Court in New Mexico that the Brazil-based O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal church had "demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success" of winning an exemption for sacramental use of the tea, which contains a drug barred by the Controlled Substances Act.

Jeffrey Bronfman, president of the church, sued the Justice Department alleging, among other claims, violations of the First Amendment and the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Bronfman sued after 30 gallons of hoasca tea were seized by U.S. Customs agents from his office in Santa Fe, N.M. No one was arrested in the 1999 raid.

Hoasca tea, used in some religious ceremonies, is brewed from plants found only in the Amazon River Basin.

The church originated in Brazil and its U.S. operations are based in Santa Fe. About 130 people, many of them Brazilian citizens, are members of the U.S. branch, according to court documents.


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Re: Church likely to prevail in dispute over hallucinogenic tea [Re: motaman]
    #1902384 - 09/10/03 04:07 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

excellent.

what i don't get about these religious exemptions is that only certain people are allowed to belong to only certain churches which are allowed to ingest only certain entheogens.

one man's religion and cultural background is given special recognition by the government and his right to use entheogens as a part of his spiritual practice is protected by law.

meanwhile, others are thrown in jail for the same thing because they're not a part of the right religion or culture. hardly seems consistant with our constitution.


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    #1902748 - 09/10/03 05:51 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yea, its very gay when your religion has to be read over and approved by the government.


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Re: Church likely to prevail in dispute over hallucinogenic tea [Re: motaman]
    #1903168 - 09/10/03 11:38 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

http://lcmedia.com/rafiles/tim285.ram

Here is a link to an audio program that mentions this case as well as other information regarding psychedelic use.

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Re: Church likely to prevail in dispute over hallucinogenic tea [Re: Joshua]
    #1913452 - 09/13/03 08:00 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

It amazes me how the DEA picks on them...they're just bullies. They know they cant do shit yet they'll go and steal pounds on legal peyote from a church (different story). What fucking losers.


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