There are three additional ways to defend against unjust laws that wont apply to all religions but may apply to my own religion.
The government tends to assume that a law is neutral regarding religion. It is my claim that the anti-drug laws in general were all created specifically for religious reasons and that they specifically target my religion on the basis of religious verses from the Jewish Torah and Christian Bible.
There is strict scrutiny to protect groups hat have traditionally been discriminated against. This would include my own religion.
There is no rational basis which was recently used to strike down Californias Proposition 8. This may apply to any religion.
U.S. District Chief Judge Vaugh R. Walker struck down Proposition 8 using two standards of the law.
One standard Judge Walker used was that the law was based on so many unfounded claims that there was no rational basis for the law. This could be used against the federal law placing cannabis as a Schedule I drug. Francis Young, a DEA administrative law judge, ruled in 1988 that cannabis had no known danger (Docket # 86-22).
The other standard that Judge Walker used to strike down Poposition 8 was strict scrutiny.
Strict scrutiny is a test in discrimination cases holding laws to a higher standard when they adversely affect certain minority groups.
To meet strict scrutiny a law must be justified by a compelling government interest and must be narrowly tailored to meet that interest.
The tests for whether a minority is within a suspect classification are: (1) been historically targeted by discrimination; (2) a discrete and insular community; (3) be a minority for an unchangeable characteristic; and (4) lack the power to protect themselves using the political process. A qualifying group does not have to meet all four standards and other factors may be considered.
This obviously doesnt apply to Christian medical marijuana ministers, but it certainly applies to Pagan and Witch medical marijuana ministers (including my own religion).
Kemetic or ancient Egyptian religion
There is a large section that discusses how my religion (Kemetic Witchcraft) should deserve strict scrutiny.
- blood libel
- time line
- illegal bias
- What is religion?
- pharmacy and sorcery
- false claims
- false claims of non-existence
- Satanic claims
- supposed danger
- bad weather
- agricultural failure
- crop failure
- chicken eggs failure
- milk cow failure
- law against cannabis Witchcraft
- Exodus 22:18
- other verses against Witches
- Witch of Endor
- Papal Bull of 1484
- Malleus Maleficarum
- Martin Luther
- separation of Church and State
- Controlled Substance Act (CSA)
- borders and Customs
- fabricated evidence
- Elizabeth Bathory
- death penalty
- drawn and quartered
- burning stake
- burning in Hell
- sealed records
- Goddess of cannabis