God on High 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 discourse of medical science impacts this trio.
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About the Author
Laurie Cozad was associate professor at both the University of Mississippi and Lesley University and now teaches at Merrimack College.
Table of Contents
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?