Jeremy Hall, the founding minister of the church had this to say about this innovative new way of getting high while worshipping. He said,
What I’m hoping to accomplish in the long run is to
provide a place where people can be spiritual, but can also feel safe to
take any of their medication
The 34-year-old who who leads tthe service, told the Lansing State Journal,
If they also feel cannabis is part of their spirituality, they can combine the two in a safe environment.
Hall also said that the non-denominational church is “the first of its kind” in Michigan.
Hall feels marijuana can be part of a “religious experience,” of sorts. Saying,
It can help people in pain and create a sense of
belonging. You are consuming something that is breaking down all these
preconceived notions and barriers and provides an outpouring of love.