This week, two political candidates for the Compassion celebration have been arrested and charged with possession of 48 kilos of hashish, after a raid of their house.
58-year-old Anne Armstrong and 48-year-old Alan Gordon admit to rising the hashish, however they are saying that it’s strictly for non secular and medical functions and that they offer it away without cost, they don’t promote any of it. The pair says that they weren’t conscious of how a lot they have been rising as a result of they by no means use scales, they usually simply flip the plant into oil and provides it away as part of their non secular companies.
Armstrong and Gordon are the leaders of a Christian sect known as The Therapeutic Church, which makes use of hashish as part of their companies.
In keeping with the Church’s website:
Misunderstanding in regards to the true nature of the hashish plant and its position in Jewish and Catholic practices all through historical past have led to the mistaken inclusion of hashish within the Managed Substances Act and the demonization of what Catholic mystics known as “Mary’s Drugs” underneath the sacrilegious title ‘m—-juana’.
A flourishing Therapeutic Church can proceed the apostolate of compassion lengthy practiced by the catholic church. St. Scholastica, the dual sister of St. Benedict was reknown for therapeutic convulsive kids with hashish oil. St. Hildegard of Bingen, herbalist, musician and Physician of the Church, healed the sick with hashish oil and documented her work extensively.
Police say that they acquired a grievance of a robust odor coming from their residence on Sept 1, however Armstrong and Gordon say that this assault is politically motivated.
Particular Assistant Lawyer Normal Michael S. McCabe mentioned that the 2 have been “rising outside and in plain sight.”
Armstrong made the posted the next Tweet from the again of the police automotive:
On option to the wickford barracks underneath arrest for hashish once more. I suppose our ballot numbers have been excessive sufficient to scare them into committing an atrocity. Pray for our police. pic.twitter.com/Ad0gCucNiB
— Anne Armstrong (@AvengingAnnieRI) October 4, 2018
Rhode Island is a medical marijuana state, however outside rising is against the law, and they don’t have the costly permits which might be required to develop indoor for the state’s medical program.
The pair aren’t any strangers to hashish activism, in 2015 they appeared earlier than the Home Judiciary Committee of Rhode Island to talk in favor of the plant. In a single excessive marketing campaign, they even dared the federal government to check the Zika virus on them so they might show the therapeutic energy of hashish.
“For too lengthy science and governments have awkwardly shushed hashish’ basic anti-viral properties — bettering outlook, inhibiting viral copy and/or transmission, and decreasing viral load in opposition to HIV, hepatitis-C, and chickenpox/shingle household viruses” says Alan Gordon
This isn’t the primary time they’ve been arrested for hashish both. Again in 2016, they have been each arrested after they have been discovered with 12 kilos of hashish, in addition to 10 kilos of oil and 59 extra crops. All of these fees have been finally dismissed.
Because the Free Thought Venture beforehand reported, maybe it’s time we begin electing candidates who brazenly use hashish.
If members of presidency often engaged in smoking pot, maybe they’d overturn the legal guidelines which require cops to lock individuals up for it.
If extra members of presidency smoked weed, maybe they’d be much less apt to drone bombing children in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen.
Sadly, nevertheless, the present fees confronted by these two can carry a life sentence.