Native American Church Looks To Protect Marijuana Crop

By Christine Powell (August 24, 2016, 2:59 PM EDT) -- The Oklevueha Native American Church sued Sonoma County and its sheriff in California federal court Tuesday in an effort to protect a ceremonial marijuana crop grown by a church branch there from being destroyed as it was last year.

Utah-based ONAC, its co-founder James Mooney, Sonoma County-based branch ONAC Valley of the Moon Church, and branch leader Scott Bates are seeking an injunction blocking the county and its sheriff from coming onto the branch's property without a valid search warrant.

"Sonoma and its sheriff came on to the church property and 'discovered' that the ceremonial marijuana was growing, and Sonoma County...

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