Indiana’s marijuana church granted tax-exempt status; plans to test limits of controversial religious freedom law at first ‘worship’ service

5/27/15–Indiana’s marijuana-smoking church has been incorporated as a tax-exempt religious organization by the Internal Revenue Service according to the church’s founder. Bill Levin, the founder of the First Church of Cannabis, a controversial group looking to test the limits of Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act by indulging in the smoking of marijuana during “church” services said the IRS notified him earlier this week about the group’s tax allowing donors to deduct their contributions. Read