If you’re looking for a way to take your spirituality to a higher level, you might want to hit up a Colorado weed dispensary and then make your way over to Denver.
It turns out that you can now gather with your fellow stoners and worship the almighty marijuana plant, thanks to a new type of 4/20 friendly religion.
That’s right. The world’s first weed church, the International Church of Cannabis, recently made its debut in Denver, Colorado so attending mass is about to get lit AF.
A press release from the Elevationist Ministries reveals that the pot-praising church aims to be a “spiritual home to adults who seek to become the best version of themselves by way of the cannabis flower.”
Now, if you’re wondering in heaven’s sake is an elevationist? It’s quite simple.
Church members are called Elevationists and our lifestance is that an individual’s spiritual journey is one of self-discovery that can be accelerated and deepened with ritual cannabis use. We use the sacred flower to reveal the best version of self, discover a creative voice and enrich our community with the fruits of that creativity.
This open-minded congregation claims “no divine authority, nor an authoritarian organizational structure.”
Therefore, the church welcomes people of all religious and cultural backgrounds to visit the chapel and participate in celebrations, meditation, and volunteerism.
However, in compliance with Colorado law, the church does not allow individuals under the age of 2 to come inside of the church while the sacrament (aka marijuana) is being burned.
If the ideologies of this cannabis-centric church aren’t enough to spark your interest, just wait until you see the dank place where these people gather to worship the green goddess.
From the outside, the International Church of Cannabis, located on West Washington Park, looks like just another ordinary chapel.
But don’t let the church’s unsuspecting brick facade fool you.
Once you take a step inside, you’ll quickly discover that the interior of this century old building has been turned into a psychedelic sanctuary filled with all sorts of colorful artwork.
A press release from the Elevationist Ministries states,
The chapel ceiling has been lovingly painted by renowned church artist Okuda San Miguel, creating an uplifting and elevating space for the congregation to partake of their sacrament, and take quiet meditation.
Additionally, the front of the church has been painted by world famous artist Kenny Scharf, whose work is amongst the permanent collections of both the Whitney and Guggenheim Museums in New York City.
Apparently, this vibrant, 13,000 square foot space is the first large venue in the world where adults can legally consume cannabis is a social setting.
So yeah, it’s not hard to see that the International Church of Cannabis sounds like a pretty awesome place to embrace your stoner-spirituality and worship the holy herb.