Indiana Church of Cannabis claims it has 501(c)(3) status

The Christian Post reports:

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 will allow donors to deduct their contributions.

“It means people in higher tax brackets will be more generous with the church,” said Levin to News and Tribune. “There have been people who want us to succeed but they’ve [been] waiting [on] our 501(c)(3) exemption.”

URL is at http://www.christianpost.com/news/indianas-marijuana-church-granted-tax-exempt-status-plans-to-test-limits-of-controversial-religious-freedom-law-at-first-worship-service-139645/

Thanks to mmjnews@yahoogroups.com for this news.

 

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Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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