Then you can walk in, show your ID, and walk to the back of the place of worship to buy weed.
According to ABC7 News, when members arrive they are greeted by a receptionist who checks their IDs. Then they’re ushered towards the pews, where a video of a sermon is playing. Sebastian Grey, a volunteer at Coachella Valley Church, told them, “We’re a church.”
San Jose attorney Rick Doyle said that church members using weed is not the problem.
“Whatever their followers want to smoke, that’s not the issue…It’s the distribution and sale coming from the dispensary the church issue that just doesn’t fly.”
Dispensaries have special taxes and rules applied to them, which allow them to sell marijuana legally. There can currently only be 16 dispensaries in San Jose, and they have to pay ten percent of their gross sales back in taxes.
Here's the strange promotional video for Coachella Valley Church.
Is this really an ad for a church? Really?! REALLY?!
It looks more like someone trying to get around paying dispensary taxes to us. If they’re actually a church, they have a very… let’s just say, creative marketing team.
According to Newsweek, the churches responded and said that the government is trying to interfere with religion.