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First Church of Cannabis holds '4/20' service

Posted at 11:29 PM, Apr 20, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The First Church of Cannabis held a celebration of love and spirituality Wednesday in honor of April 20 – or as it's better known, "4/20."

The unofficial holiday is celebrated around the world by marijuana enthusiasts.

PHOTOS | First Church of Cannabis 4/20 Service

The church's "Grand Poobah" Bill Levin said the day was an opportunity to remember what's important in life.

"We have focus points, and those focus points are: live, love, laugh, learn, create, grow, teach," Levin said.

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Although some don't see the joy in Levin's proclaimed religion, he says it's about reaching a higher spiritual level.

"I would back the church any day. We are just a love generator," he said.

Levin is currently suing the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana for the right to use marijuana – labeling it a sacrament of his religion. The church was founded on the same day Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law.

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