The spectrum of support for cannabis varies tremendously between religious circles. Dozens of religious groups – with varying degrees of legitimacy – openly incorporate cannabis as central to their practise – from Hager’s Pot Illuminati to the Internal Revenue Service-recognized First Church of Cannabis. Even more mainstream religions are seeing shifts in opinion around the plant.
‘Satan didn’t create this plant’ Jesse Stanley – part of an evangelical Christian family that grows and distributes medical marijuana – told On Faith – a publication focused on religious communities.
The Stanleys are known for producing ‘Charlotte’s Web’ a particularly effective strain of medicinal marijuana oil that has been used to treat epileptic children. ‘Satan doesn’t create anything. This is God’s plant’.