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God on high : religion, cannabis, and the quest for legitimacy

Author: Laurie Cozad
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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God on High: Religion, Cannabis, and the Quest for Legitimacy examines cannabis-based religious groups in Canada and the United States. These religious groups are on the rise as cannabis use is further decriminalized or legalized. In examining these groups, Laurie Cozad explores the triangular relationships between cannabis, religion, and the law, and the ways in which the shifting discouse of medical science  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cozad, Laurie.
God on high.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018026027
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Cozad
ISBN: 9781498504041 1498504043
OCLC Number: 1030483321
Description: xxviii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: Why would you want to get high in church?: an introduction to pot, politics, and the law --
1. The forerunners of cannabis-based religions: Exempli Gratia: for the sake of an example --
2. The Church of the Universe, the Church of Cognizance, and Temple 420 --
3. Roger Christie and the Hawai'i Cannabis Ministry --
4. The discourse shifts: public reactions to the science and medical effects of cannabis --
5. Religious freedom, cannabis, and the law --
Conclusion: The evolution of religious freedom?
Responsibility: Laurie Cozad.

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God on High examines four North American cannabis-based religions: the Church of the Universe, the Church of Cognizance, the Hawai'i Cannabis Ministry, and Temple 420. It contextualizes these  Read more...

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