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GOD ON HIGH Inside Colorado ‘s psychedelic Church of CANNABIS

By: Walter, July 26, 2017

GOD ON HIGH Inside Colorado ‘s psychedelic Church of CANNABIS where chilled-out worshippers smoke joints in the pews while listening to rock music

IN the book of Exodus, Moses witnesses a burning bush – and now in 2017, bushes continue to be burnt in biblical settings.

IN the book of Exodus, Moses witnesses a burning bush – and now in 2017, bushes continue to be burnt in biblical settings.

These are the psychedelic images of the world’s first International Church of Cannabis in Denver, Colorado.

The International Church of Cannabis in Denver is more colourful than your average place of worship

Resident Andrea Camp, from left, gets a light from Lakewood resident Kimm Miller, as Mia Jane smokes

Worshippers are encouraged to smoke cannabis in the pews

An abandoned Lutheran church, which has a stood in Denver since the early 1900s, has reopened as a place of worship for the followers of brand new religion ‘Elevationism.’

The International Church of Cannabis is dedicated to the spiritual benefits of cannabis, and unsurprisingly its worshippers ingest the ‘holy’ plant.

The abandoned church was reopened as a place of worship for the followers of brand new religion ‘Elevationism’

The International Church of Cannabis is dedicated to the ‘spiritual benefits of cannabis’

The church had fallen into dereliction before it transformed

The new owners have completely transformed the building by painting bright, psychedelic colours inside the chapel

Orlando resident Felipe Crespo, left, smokes with Tampa Bay resident Cory Weckerle

The church was founded by Steve Berke and Lee Molloy

It had fallen into dereliction, but the new owners have completely transformed the building by painting bright, psychedelic colours inside the chapel.

Worshippers are encouraged to smoke marijuana in the pews and rather than the traditional choir group, a rock band has played in the revamped church.

The church opened on the 20th April this year (a meaningful date in American weed culture) and has faced opposition.

Local representatives attempted to block the church for tarnishing people’s religious beliefs. However it was quickly struck down as an infringement on freedom of religion.

Co-founer Lee Molloey said: “The International Church of Cannabis’ mission is to offer a home to adults everywhere who are looking to create the best version of themselves by way of the sacred plant.

“We have around 30-40 people come to our Friday evening gathering. We have more than 2,500 signed up as online members.

The church itself is a converted Lutheran church

It’s a space where you can smoke up with fellow weed smokers

The ceiling of the International Church of Cannabis, Denver, Colorado

The International Church of Cannabis opens its doors on April 20, the unofficial annual marijuana holiday

Local representatives attempted to block the church for tarnishing people’s religious beliefs

But it was quickly struck down as an infringement on freedom of religion

The newly opened church is now starting to perform weed weddings

The church has more than 2,500 signed up as online members

Colorado legalised marijuana in 2012

Interior view of the International Church of Cannabis

So far thing have been going great. We are slowly building up our congregation. The neighbourhood is beginning to accept us, and we are fighting through our legal battles.”

Colorado effectively legalised marijuana in 2012. Citizens are allowed to grow up to six plants and carry an ounce with them.

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