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Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians
    #2823290 - 06/24/04 07:45 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? The Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that non-American Indian members of the Native American Church can use peyote in religious ceremonies.

In a unanimous decision, the court found in favor of a couple charged in 2000 with drug distribution for providing peyote to members and visitors at their church in Benjamin, about 50 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

Officers confiscated about 12,000 peyote buttons from the six-acre complex that serves as home to the Oklevueha Earthwalks Native American Church.

James and Linda Mooney were charged with more than 10 first-degree felony counts of operating a controlled-substance criminal enterprise and one second-degree count of racketeering. They were never tried, and Tuesday's ruling stemmed from a defense request to dismiss the case.

Federal law allows tribal Indians and members of the Native American Church to use peyote in religious ceremonies. The Mooneys' church is affiliated with the Native American Church, though they are not members of a federally recognized tribe.

Attorneys for the state argued there is no exception in state law for the use of peyote by Indians and said that even if the court ruled there was such an exception, it could not be extended to cover non-Indians.

The high court ruled that state law incorporates the federal regulation but does not specify a restriction on peyote use only by members of federally recognized tribes. Use of the hallucinogenic drug is limited to bona fide religious ceremonies as part of the Native American Church, Justice Jill Parrish wrote.

The court also said that permitting the exemption for some church members and not others would violate the equal-protection clause in the United States Constitution.

James Mooney said in a statement released by his attorney that the decision "will help to preserve the religious diversity on which our nation and this state were founded."

Assistant Attorney General Kris Leonard said her office had not fully reviewed the opinion.


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Re: Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians [Re: motaman]
    #2823329 - 06/24/04 08:10 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Amen!! This is truely a step in the right direction.

Time to join a church again. This is something I have considered for quite a while.

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Re: Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians [Re: motaman]
    #2824216 - 06/24/04 03:17 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

any step forward is a good thing.


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Re: Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians [Re: grib]
    #2826628 - 06/25/04 03:22 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Dude, I'm from Utah... this is a HUGEstep.


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Re: Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians [Re: motaman]
    #2826665 - 06/25/04 03:38 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

holy shit! this sounds to good to be true.
So in Utah, Even though i'm not even a quarter indian. I could be allowed in the native american church, and ifn that were the case then it would be legal for me to use peyote in religious cerimonies?


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Re: Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians [Re: motaman]
    #2827021 - 06/25/04 07:59 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians [Re: motaman]
    #2828277 - 06/25/04 03:47 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Utah no less, where they just get high on LDS!

Well thats great news! Any expance of Peyote's realm is great news, but in Mormon heartland.. There might be hope yet!

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Re: Utah Supreme Court allows use of peyote by non-Indians [Re: motaman]
    #2828511 - 06/25/04 05:21 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Excellent.


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