I had to read this a couple of times before I realized it was true. There is a church HERE in Alabama that has a legal exemption for its members to smoke marijuana and ingest hallucinogenic mushrooms and peyote cactus.

The Oklevueha Native American Church of Inner Light in Warrior has a federally registered license and is allowed to have these sacraments.

The use of these hallucinogenics is tied closely to traditional Native American spiritual beliefs and experiences. According to al.com,

All 120 members in the Alabama branch of the church carry photo identification, similar to a driver's license, that identifies them as members of a church that has a federal religious exemption to use natural drugs that otherwise are prohibited by law.

The church is open to people regardless of race or ethnic background and believes all natural plants should be legal for medicinal use, including marijuana, peyote cactus and psylocibin mushrooms.

Despite carrying identification cards and documentation of Native American spiritual use of natural hallucinogens, church members have still been arrested.

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