What Happens When Indiana’s RFRA Supports Marijuana?

Text box, details of vote and signingI called this one.

Back in April 2015, I wrote a long article about my thoughts on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and its impact in a lot of areas.

One of the points I made was the often used legal phrase “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” (it would so much cooler in Latin or Greek).

It was probably the intention of the sponsors of RFRA make some gesture of support to their conservative Christian constituency.  But, they could never draft legislation only for Christian based religions, the law had to be written in broad terms.  They didn’t expect the media frenzy that was the result of the passage of the bill.  I have the feeling they weren’t expecting this question…

What would happen when other religions claimed their rights using the RFRA?

Just over a week since the bill went into effect, we are about to find out:

First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis Files Lawsuit over Marijuana Laws

Continue reading