Guide for medical cannabis ministers
and medical marijuana ministers
This is a Guide for medical cannabis ministers and medical marijuana ministers.
This Guide outlines some of the topics you may need to prepare for in order to have a successful legal defense in both federal (U.S.) and state (California) court for working as a medical marijuana minister or medical cannabis minister in a California medical cannabis collective, dispensary, or cooperative.
Exact material will vary greatly by religion. I provide examples from my own religion, although many of the examples may not apply to your religion. You will want to prepare your own defense, probably with the help of a lawyer skilled in first amendment and criminal law.
Witches are famous for their potions, which are herbal medications made from natural plants, especially cannabis.
Since the beginning of time, shamans and priest/esses in every human culture have used sacred substances -- hallucinogenic mushrooms, hashish, peyote, wine, to name a few -- to achieve altered states of consciousness, the divine frenzy that opens a magicians mind to the realm beyond the ordinary. When Xtianity imposed on Western culture its puritanical fear of ecstasy, the lore of sacred substances was kept alive by the hidden children of the Old Religion. Dont believe the rote anti-drug disclaimers printed in popular books on the Craft -- Witches really do mutter enchantments over our cauldrons (or at least our cooking pots) as we stir handfuls of strange herbs into magic potions and flying ointments. The use of mind-altering substances for ritual purposes is as integral to Wicca -- and as historically well attested -- as it is to any other indigenous religion, and we consider the outlawing and persecution of traditional sacred plants such as cannabis (marijuana) and Amanita Muscaria (the fairy mushroom) to be a direct violation of Wiccans First Amendment right to freedom of religion. Lady Passion, author of General Information about Witchcraft
Christian Bible scholars are well aware that Witchcraft potions are against the laws of Christianity.
So like a witch that stirs her pot of secret brewing herbs, who then takes a small bottle of the potion and gives it to someone, so too with Elymas and Simon [Acts 13:6 and 8:9]. The witch was a drug dealer. Simon would give hallucinogen drugs like THC (cannabis) Psylocibin or Cybelcyblin (magic mushroom) Cocaine, Heroin (poppy plant) to someone, wait a few minutes then as the drug starts to set in, start waving his hands around giving the impression that HIS POWER is causing all the pink elephants to fly Steve Rudd, author of Drugs and the Bible: E, Shrooms, Cocaine, Crack, Marijuana
Witches are perhaps the most varied of the supernaturals, although The Possessed may rival them. The paradigm by which a Witch does his or her hell-black magic is always different. Sometimes it is readings from cards or the sky, sometimes it is needles in the skin or re-arranging of furniture to tap sick dragon energy, sometimes it is chanting and fire, sometimes psychic powers, sometimes it is taking drops of sinister potions and rolling around giggling. Whatever it may be, Witch magic always takes a dire and ironic cost. Witches were responsible for the Vietnam War, for example. the hunter, 2007
The courts have already ruled in multiple cases that a person who starts preparing a religious defense (including gathering certificates and other paperwork) after arrest loses all chance to use the late religious defense. It is essential that you prepare your defense before you are arrested. Adequate preparation may even prevent arrest.
This website is concerned with religious matters and only obliquely discusses the law. I strongly recommend that medical marijuana ministers rely on a high quality lawyer.
I (Milo) use my own religion as an example, because this is the religion I know well. I strongly urge people to get together with their lawyer and prepare a similar discussion for their own religion. Again, my religion is only an example.
Good news: Many people over the years have successfully used Pr Ntr Kmt religious cannabis certificates. The author of this website has personally several times over more than a decade shown various police Pr Ntr Kmt documentation and the police have politely returned the religious cannabis. There are at least two Pr Ntr Kmt cannabis ministers who have been released after the police discovered several pounds of religious cannabis (although the police kept the cannabis). There are numerous real world successes.
Reality: If the government decides it wants to get you, then your only chance is if you can afford a really, really good lawyer.
The law is whatever the government decides the law is.
The rights you heard about in grade school only apply if you can afford a great lawyer. Public defenders are under-budgeted and only want to process paperwork for plea bargains. They simply dont have the time or money for trials.
We dont want to discourage anyone from worshiping with cannabis, but we do want to strongly warn everyone that you have a significant risk of long term imprisonment or worse, especially outside of major industrialized nations.
Please act responsibly. Please hire a lawyer if you can possibly afford to do so.
Get a Pr Ntr Kmt certificate as proof that your cannabis religion is real.
These web pages contain religious advice. These web pages are not professional legal or medical advice. Nothing on this website should be considered as a substitute or replacement for professional medical, health, or legal advice. All persons should seek the advice of qualified medical, health, or legal providers.
If you spot an error in fact, grammar, syntax, or spelling, or a broken link, or have additional information, commentary, or constructive criticism, please contact Milo at PO Box 1361, Tustin, Calif, 92781, USA.